Last week, the Jets acquired cornerback Johnny Patrick on a waiver claim from the San Diego Chargers. Jets fans might not know much about Patrick, so I've been reviewing game footage to try and get a sense of what he brings to the table.

The 25-year old Patrick is 5'11" and 190 pounds and was a third round pick in the 2011 draft. He spent two seasons with the New Orleans Saints before joining the Chargers last year. He was primarily a nickel back last season, although he did start four games due to injuries. He intercepted one pass, the first of his career, and recorded 1.5 sacks.

After the jump, I look in detail at footage from Patrick's first two seasons in the league to evaluate some of his strengths and weaknesses.

Who is Johnny Patrick?

Patrick played his college football at Louisville, where he was a teammate of current Jet Bilal Powell. He ran a 4.48 forty at his Pro Day in 2011 and was drafted in the third round by the New Orleans Saints. He barely played in his rookie year, but had a slightly more prominent role in his second season. However, he struggled and was released in February last year.

The Chargers picked him up and he contributed well for them, playing in 13 games and starting four. He would play almost 500 snaps before ending up on injured reserve with three weeks to go following an ankle injury. He recorded 38 tackles, one interception, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble, all career highs.

After Patrick was released last week, the Jets claimed him off waivers and will assume the final year of his contract, which will pay him $700K in total, provided he makes the team.

Let's look at his numbers from his career so far:

The Numbers

Two seasons

37 games

Five starts

746 snaps

68 tackles (eight on special teams)

14 missed tackles (four on special teams)

Coverage numbers: 67-for-93, 936 yards, five TD, one INT and four passes defensed

Completion percentage: 72.0%

Yards per attempt: 10.1

QB rating: 117.4

Five penalties (two on special teams)

Here's my observations from watching the footage, divided into categories:

Usage

When employed as a nickelback, Patrick would usually enter the game in the slot. However, he didn't play exclusively in the slot. For example, in week three, he started on the outside and whenever the nickelback (Richard Marshall) entered the game, Patrick reverted to the slot.

Coverage skills

As you can see from the numbers above, Patrick has had his struggles in coverage since entering the league. In 2012, only Trevin Wade had a higher QB rating when thrown at out of all cornerbacks to play over 200 snaps. In 2013, Patrick gave up a completion on 77.6% of his targets, which was tied for second worst among all NFL corners. However, he didn't surrender a touchdown pass, having been beaten for five in 2012, so that was a step in the right direction.

From the footage, there were two areas in particular where he struggled. He constantly gave up too much of a cushion in coverage and was beaten, often routinely for first downs, by players coming back to the ball or breaking to the outside. This was even an issue on third and short, where he had a tendency to be too far off and, despite closing to make the tackle, easily gave up the required yardage. The other issue was that he struggled against good route runners who could make sharp breaks, occasionally losing his balance. He was particularly susceptible to getting beaten on slant routes, surrendering yardage after the catch on a few big plays.

Despite these struggles (and perhaps it's a good sign that they were often isolated to similar, perhaps fixable, situations), Patrick did show some signs of improvement. I didn't find that he failed to look back for the ball and there were a few plays where he did a good job of staying with his man. Also, on some of the plays where he seemed to be too far off his man, he was able to recover back to the ball and prevent the receiver from making the catch. I'd also note that the Chargers don't really have a number one corner that follows the other team's top target, so Patrick was often matched up against elite players like Dez Bryant, Reggie Wayne and Wes Welker, with mixed results.

Athleticism

Patrick doesn't have elite athletic numbers, but when he did get beaten, it was usually through technique rather than lacking the athleticism to stay with his man. He shows good burst when breaking towards the ball and gets downfield well on special teams.

Physicality

Patrick is a pretty physical player, not afraid to use his hands and capable of laying some good hits. He didn't get too many chances to show this off, but there was one play in particular where he played press coverage on his man on third and short and had the receiver blanketed, forcing the quarterback to deliberately overthrow his man out of bounds.

Run defense

Patrick made some nice plays in run support, including a few tackles in the backfield. On one play, he tackled the runner for a five yard loss following a run blitz from the slot, avoiding the left tackle with good speed into the backfield. On another, he skipped over an attempted cut block to contain and stuff the runner for a short gain. However, on another run blitz, he overpursued, leading to a big run.

Tackling

As noted in the numbers above, Patrick has had quite a few missed tackles, although he is a good hitter and does contribute in the running game. There were one or two plays where he missed the tackle at the second level, leading to a bigger gain, including an important one in overtime against Washington where Alfred Morris side-stepped his tackle to gain 19 crucial yards.

Blitzing

Patrick blitzed 24 times last year, recording 1.5 sacks, three quarterback hits and one pressure. He showed a knack for finding a route through traffic to the quarterback and for hitting the quarterback hard but legally. As noted above, he has a quick burst that is ideal for a player blitzing from the slot.

Ball skills

To have been targeted 93 times and only intercepted one pass and broken up another four is not particularly impressive. In addition, all of those pass breakups saw him knock the ball loose after the receiver had his hands on it. He never really jumped his man's route. His interception was an athletic leaping grab after he came off his man in the slot in trap coverage to break on a ball thrown to the outside.

Instincts

There were a couple of examples of blown coverages that Patrick was involved in. One saw him pass off Desean Jackson to the safety behind him...only the safety behind him (Eric Weddle) had vacated that area to help out on Donald Butler's man. That led to an easy touchdown which was negated by an offensive penalty on a drive where the Eagles had been running several rub routes, perhaps in a direct effort to exploit Patrick's lack of experience. Another blown coverage saw him drop off his man to the outside as if he was playing zone, leaving that man all alone over the middle for a big gain. That's not unusual for a young player, but Jets fans will recognize that blown coverages can happen in Ryan's defense due to its complexity, so you need to know your role.

There were also a few example, particularly on wide receiver screens, where Patrick was a beat slow to react and either didn't get out to the receiver in time, or found himself blocked out of the play. His anticipation could have been better on those, but again that's hopefully coachable.

Demeanor

Patrick is a player that can get fired up and seems to exude confidence and swagger. On one play in particular, Andrew Luck tried to find Reggie Wayne in the end zone, but Patrick stayed with Wayne well and then got in his face after the play. There were at least a few examples of him celebrating and being demonstrative after a play where he arguably got beaten and bailed out by a bad throw or dropped pass.

Special teams

While he hasn't put up big numbers on special teams, Patrick does play an important role. He operated as a primary gunner at times on the punt unit, beating his man impressively to force a fair catch on a couple of plays. He also was in the mix on kickoff coverages, although he did find himself blocked out of some plays. What impressed me most was his work in the vice role (blocking the opposing team's gunner from getting downfield). Some of his work in that role was as good as I've seen. However, his consistency in this role left a lot to be desired. The potential is there for him to be really good at it though.

Injuries

As noted, Patrick missed the end of last year with an ankle injury. However, perhaps a bigger concern is the fact that he suffered three concussions. He didn't miss any games prior to being placed on injured reserve though, so presumably all of these concussions were mild.

Off-field issues

Perhaps affecting his draft stock, Patrick had an arrest in 2010 on an assault charge. He later pled guilty to "harassment with physical contact".

Conclusions:

Had I done this research prior to the Jets re-signing Ellis Lankster, I'd probably be predicting that Lankster was unlikely to return. As it happens, they announced Lankster had re-signed that same day. The reason I say this is that Patrick brings a lot of the same things to the table that Lankster does and could have be seen as a potential replacement.

Since they did bring Lankster back, I'd reason that they brought Patrick in to double up at this position and have someone on the roster that can push Lankster, develop behind him and potentially fill in if he's unavailable. Of the two, I have certainly seen more from Lankster in terms of press coverage and he's a better gunner, but Patrick has similar size and athleticism and has played similar roles over the course of his career. The other major advantage Lankster brings is that he has received significant playing time without being picked on anywhere near as badly as Patrick has.

This doesn't mean that they can't both make the roster. You can never have too many special teams contributors and Patrick has experience of playing in the slot which only Kyle Wilson can match from the current roster.

With a big free agent addition anticipated, Darrin Walls back on board, Aaron Berry still in the team's plans, Wilson and Dee Milliner locked into their roles and a few other longshots in the mix, Patrick has his work cut out to make the roster. However, he's got some experience and, despite some struggles, has progressed during his time in the league and continues to show enough promise to warrant a look from the Jets.

There are more signings to come and I'll be scouting these for TJB in the days and weeks to come. Between now and the draft, we'll also return to some of the names at the bottom of the roster who have been added since the end of the season.

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Jets mid-season report cards 00:09:19
The Jets Nation crew take a look back at the Jets' first half of the campaign and hand out their mid-season report cards.

Former Jets LB and current SNY Jets contributor Chad Cascadden gives his midseason grades.

Tune in to the Jets Nation Midseason report tonight at 6:30 on SNY!


Offense Overall: (C)

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New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) rushes for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) rushes for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

When Bilal Powell was drafted in the fourth round of the 2011 draft by the Jets, he was joining a backfield that included the legendary LaDainian Tomlinson. 

Powell only appeared in two games that season but the knowledge he picked up from Tomlinson in the Hall of Famer's final season was invaluable to his career...

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Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | ArchiveThe most important football game for New York will not take place at the Meadowlands on Sunday. It will take place 2,800 miles away at the Los Angeles Coliseum, where the future of one or both of the New York teams may be on display Saturday night.

And yes, both the Giants and Jets will both have scouts in the press box watching UCLA take on USC - along with 18 other NFL teams. Their eyes will be fixed on Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen and Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold - the odds-on favorites to be the first and second picks of the 2018 draft.

The Jets, of course, are desperate to find their franchise quarterback. And the Giants are searching for the heir to their 36-year-old quarterback Eli Manning. Right now, the Giants seem to be in the best position to grab the quarterback they desire. But a few more losses over the final six games, and perhaps a trade up, and the Jets could be in position, too.

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New York Jets corner back Buster Skrine (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets corner back Buster Skrine (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Jets CB Buster Skrine was fined $48,620 for his hit on Bucs WR DeSean Jackson last Sunday, per SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.

The third quarter hit on Jackson yielded an unnecessary roughness penalty. It was the 11th time this season Skrine has been penalized, which is the most by any defensive player in the NFL. 

It is also the second time Skrine has been fined this season. He was docked for a hit on Raiders RB DeAndre Washington in Week 2. 

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The Jets have finally reached their bye week, and it's probably at the right time after a dreadful loss to the Tampa Buccaneers. The guys discuss the defeat, as well as a recap of the season so far.

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The Jets (4-6) are on their bye week and next face the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 26. Here's what's going on Friday:

Need to know

The Jets are scheduled to return to practice on Monday. Follow @RVaccianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the latest Jets news and rumors from SNY's Ralph Vacciano.

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Jets mid-season awards 00:05:26
The Jets Nation crew take a look back at Gang Green's first half and hand out their mid-season awards.

The Jets Nation crew take a look back at Gang Green's first half and hand out their mid-season awards.


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The Jets (4-6) are on their bye week and next face the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 26. Here's what's going on Wednesday:

Need to know

The Jets are scheduled to return to practice next Monday. Follow @RVaccianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the latest Jets news and rumors from SNY's Ralph Vacciano.

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Current state of the Jets 00:02:37
Jon Hein and Willie Colon break down the current outlook for the Jets after their recent loss to Tampa Bay that dropped them to 4-6.

Jon Hein and Willie Colon break down the current outlook for the Jets after their recent loss to Tampa Bay that dropped them to 4-6.


NY Jets Special Teams coach Mike Westhoff as the Jets get in practice at the Jets Training Facility during training camp in Florham Park, NJ on Aug. 8, 2011 (William Perlman (USA Today))
NY Jets Special Teams coach Mike Westhoff as the Jets get in practice at the Jets Training Facility during training camp in Florham Park, NJ on Aug. 8, 2011 (William Perlman (USA Today))

Mike Westhoff, who had been working for SNY as Jets contributor, is coming out of retirement to join the Saints as a coach.

The 69-year old Westhoff, who was a special teams coach for the Jets from 2001 to 2012, is joining the Saints in the same capacity.

"I didn't want to regret something I didn't try," Westhoff said, according to the NY Post.

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Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Lawrence Timmons tackles New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. (Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Lawrence Timmons tackles New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. (Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets (4-6) are on their bye week and next face the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 26. Here's what's going on Wednesday:

Need to know

The Jets are scheduled to return to practice next Monday. Follow @RVaccianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the latest Jets news and rumors from SNY's Ralph Vacciano.

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Former Jet Bart Scott will join Chris Carlin and Maggie Gray as the team to replace Mike Francesa on WFAN, per the NY Daily News. 

The annoucement has yet to be made by WFAN itself, but it was first reported that Carlin and Scott were to take part of the team taking over for the legendary Francesa. 

Scott currently works with ESPN 98.7 while Carlin talks for WIP radio in Philadelphia. Gray works for SI Now and CBS Sports Radio. 

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The Jets put together their most complete performance of the season in an impressive 34-21 win over the Bills on Thursday night, rushing for almost 200 yards and racking up seven sacks and three fumble recoveries in the process.

Let's start this week by breaking down the performances on the offensive side of the ball:

Quarterbacks

With the running game working, Josh McCown didn't need to throw much this week, but he was efficient when he did. He threw just seven passes after halftime, completing five. In the first half, while the game was still in the balance, McCown gave the Jets the lead with a touchdown scramble, completing a drive he'd kept alive himself with another third-down run.

Tags: ArDarius Stewart, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Bilal Powell, Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, Chad Hansen, Elijah McGuire, James Carpenter, Jeremy Kerley, Josh McCown, Kelvin Beachum, Matt Forte, Robby Anderson, Wesley Johnson
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Cast your votes below for the Jets offense, defense, special teams and coaching during the first half of the season and see the results on Jets Nation: Mid Season Report on Thursday 11/16 at 6:30PM.

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Nov 12, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) drops back against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Nov 12, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) drops back against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The Jets (4-6) are now on their bye week. Their next game is against the Carolina Panthers on November 26th. Here's what's going on today...

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Unlike the previous week, the Jets offense looked stale in their 15-10 loss to the Bucs on Sunday.

Consistency is what the players didn't see from the unit after the game. As the Jets tried to find a rhythm, something would halt them in their tracks. Josh McCown says it's on the veterans like him because they didn't pull the team together. 

"Myself and the other veterans have to pull these [young] guys along, help us find consistency and be better," McCown told Jets.com's Ethan Greenberg. "Because every unit, at some point this year, has played and shown that they can play with the best in the league. But we have to do that for four quarters week in and week out and we didn't do that today. We have to take these next two weeks to get healthy, look in the mirror and figure out ways to do that and be better, so we can make a run down the stretch."

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The University of Tennessee has expressed interest in Jets DC Kacy Rodgers to become their next head coach, per Newsday's Calvin Watkins.

Tennessee fired Butch Jones on Sunday, leaving the school to hire a new coach following the season. No interviews have been scheduled as the talks are just beginning between both sides. 

Rodgers played for the Vols from 1988-1991 was he was a linebacker/defensive end. He was also born in Humboldt, Tennessee. 

The Vols do not need permission from the Jets to talk to Rodgers about the position. 

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After the win against Buffalo, there was a lot of hype about the "resurgent" Jets and some talk of Todd Bowles as a coach of the year candidate. However, after yesterday's dispiriting loss, the reality is that the Jets have lost four of five with their only win coming over a Bills team whose 37-point loss to the Saints yesterday suggests they have been overrated. Heading to the bye, it's probably time to reset our expectations.

Let's start this week by breaking down the performances on the defensive side of the ball...

Tags: Buster Skrine, Demario Davis, Jamal Adams, Jordan Jenkins, Juston Burris, Leonard Williams, Marcus Maye, Morris Claiborne, Muhammad Wilkerson, Steve McLendon
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After playing their best game of the season against the Bills last Thursday, the Jets looked lethargic in their 15-10 loss to the Bucs on Sunday. 

It didn't look like the same Jets energy that ran all over MetLife Stadium a week prior. Head coach Todd Bowles noticed a lack of spirit to start the game, and it would last until the final whistle. 

"You've got to show up every week in this league or you get it handed to you," Bowles told The Post's Brian Costello. "We didn't show up today."

Tags: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Josh McCown, Kelvin Beachum, Morris Claiborne, Robby Anderson
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Buccaneers QB Ryan Fitzpatrick got his first start on Sunday against his former team, and made the best of it with a victory. 

"It was special to me to be able to win that game," Fitpatrick told NJ.com's Connor Hughes.

Fitzpatrick led the Bucs to a 15-10 win as the Jets suffered their sixth loss of the season. It wasn't his best performance as he finished 17-for-34 for 187 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. But his fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Charles Sims would be the deciding score, and the feat Fitzpatrick was hoping to achieve. 

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Jets Post Game Overtime: 11/12 00:11:49
The Jets Post Game crew hands out report cards following the Jets' 15-10 loss at the hands of the Buccaneers.

Nov 12, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Chad Hansen (16) reacts with a towel over his head during the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Nov 12, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Chad Hansen (16) reacts with a towel over his head during the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

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What a waste of an opportunity.

That's the only way to describe that hideous, 15-10 loss the Jets had on Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Jets had showed so much promise in recent weeks. They were 10 days removed from their best win of the season. They were getting everyone excited as they sat on the edge of the AFC playoff picture.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Josh McCown, Matt Forte, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ralph Vacchiano
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Bowles, McCown on 15-10 loss 00:02:04
Jets head coach Todd Bowles attributes the team's 15-10 loss to sloppy overall play, while QB Josh McCown credits Tampa Bay's game plan.

The Jets struggled on offense and former Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick led the Bucaneers to a 15-10 win on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.  >> Box score


 

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Dr. David Levine discusses his experience treating both professional athletes and soldiers. Demario Davis talks about their relationship.

Oct 8, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) runs the ball as New York Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne (21) comes in for the tackle during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)
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Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson is active and CB Morris Claiborne is set to return on Sunday when the team faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a road matchup.

Claiborne returned to practice on Thursday after he was sidelined last week with a foot injury, while Wilkerson is set to go after resting during the week.

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New York Jets safety Jamal Adams (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets safety Jamal Adams (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

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THE GAME

The Jets (4-5) at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-6) at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

We'll be shivering up here in the Northeast all weekend, but not so much down in Tampa. Temperatures should be in the low 80s throughout the game under partly cloudy skies, moderate winds, and a tiny chance of showers at some point...

Tags: Darron Lee, Demario Davis, Jamal Adams, Robby Anderson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Vacc's 3 Keys to a Jets win 00:01:24
SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano gives his three keys to a Jets victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano gives his three keys to a Jets victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

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Oct 15, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) runs with the ball against New England Patriots safety Duron Harmon (30) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 15, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) runs with the ball against New England Patriots safety Duron Harmon (30) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Jets WR Robby Anderson is only in the midst of his second NFL season, but he already has lofty goals for what he hopes is a memorable NFL career.

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New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles talks to reporters after an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets won 34-21. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (AP)
New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles talks to reporters after an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets won 34-21. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (AP)

The Jets have activated WR JoJo Natson their practice squad as part of three moves before the team takes on the Bucs on the road on Sunday.

In addition to adding Natson, the Jets waived/injured DL Ed Stinson and signed CB Michael Hunter to the practice squad.

Natson is a 5'7" wide receiver who went undrafted out of Akron and originally signed with the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts waived Natson in September and he later signed with the Jets. 

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Jeane Coakley talks to Jets' linebacker Darron Lee about the team's focus coming off a big win and their preparation for Sunday's game.