The Jets continue to reshape their secondary this season, as GM Joe Douglas brought in CB Derrick Kindred off waivers on Tuesday, the team announced.
Kindred rejoins defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who he worked with on the Browns for the past two seasons. A former fourth-round pick by Cleveland back in 2016, Kindred had been working with the Colts this preseason, but he was waived by the team this week.
The 25-year-old has 42 games of NFL experience, where he's started 17 times. Last season, the TCU product tallied 45 combined tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and one pass defended.
The corresponding move for Kindred joining the Jets was cutting CB Montrel Meander. Coming out of Grambling State this past season, Meander is a wide receiver looking to make a transition to cornerback. He started with the Raiders before the Jets picked him up in June.
Cornerback has been a position Douglas has shown interest in improving. With Trumaine Johnson currently out with a hamstring injury, he brought in Marcus Cooper, an NFL vet, to add some more depth. And just as he said in his introductory press conference, he has sifted through the waiver wires to see who he can bring in to improve the roster.