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Jaiquawn Jarrett | Defensive Back

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
College: Temple
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Coach Rex Ryan announced after Friday's preseason opener FS Jaiquawn Jarrett will be promoted to the first-team defense.
Ryan was pleased with Jarrett's activity (five tackles, three solo) against the Lions, while Antonio Allen (one stop) was less of a factor. "He did a tremendous job of hitting and communicating," Rex said of Jarrett. Free safety is the biggest question mark on New York's defense. The Jets may wind up using slot CB Kyle Wilson to play more snaps than anyone else at the position. Sat, Aug 10, 2013 04:23:00 AM

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Jets signed S Jaiquawn Jarrett to a reserve/future contract.

The Eagles' second-round pick in 2011 worked out for the Jets during the year after Philadelphia waived Jarrett in early September. Jarrett essentially spent the year out of football after showing no coverage ability with Philly. The Jets also signed QB Matt Simms, LB JoJo Dickson, DT Tevita Finau, OL Dennis Landolt, WR Royce Pollard, WR Emmanuel Arceneaux, DL Jacquies Smith, WR Joe Collins and S Bret Lockett to reserve/future pacts.
Mon, Dec 31, 2012 04:27:00 PM

Free agent S Jaiquawn Jarrett visited the Redskins and Lions this week.

The No. 54 overall pick in the 2011 draft worked out for the Redskins along with ex-Packers CB Aaron Rouse and ex-Rams CB Jerome Murphy. Jarrett is not practice-squad eligible.
Fri, Nov 9, 2012 10:27:00 AM

Jets worked out former Eagles S Jaiquawn Jarrett.

Jarrett cleared waivers, as no team wanted to guarantee his rookie salary. Coach Andy Reid acknowledged the 2011 second-rounder was never a good fit in the Eagles defense. Jarrett will play special teams no matter where he ends up.
Fri, Sep 14, 2012 09:35:00 AM

Eagles waived S Jaiquawn Jarrett.

Jarrett was widely viewed as a reach when the Eagles selected him with the 54th overall pick in last year's draft. Although he was billed as an athletic hard hitter, Jarrett's instincts never developed. Often left floundering in coverage, Jarrett also showed a penchant for taking bad angles and missing tackles. Though he was given plenty of opportunities to win a starting job, Jarrett had tumbled to third-team defense after a disastrous preseason opener a month ago.
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 04:09:00 PM

Jaiquawn Jarrett has settled in as the Eagles' third safety.

It speaks more to the team's lack of talent/depth at the position than any progression from Jarrett. Since he was selected in the second round last season, the Temple product has consistently been exposed in coverage. The Eagles badly need starters Nate Allen and Kurt Coleman to stay healthy.
Thu, Sep 6, 2012 08:58:00 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer believes Eagles S Jaiquawn Jarrett's roster spot is in danger.

Jarrett was demoted to the third-team defense following a disastrous preseason debut, and has appeared overwhelmed since being a second-round pick last season. His draft pedigree should him earn the benefit of the doubt at final cuts, but if he plays as poorly as he did on Thursday the rest of the exhibition season, the Eagles might have no choice.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 08:57:00 AM

Eagles 2011 second-round pick Jaiquawn Jarrett was demoted to the third-team defense as the team resumed training camp practice on Sunday.

Jarrett missed tackles and took bad angles in the Eagles' preseason opener, and this is likely the way the coaching staff is punishing him. The 54th overall pick in last year's draft, Jarrett appears to be out of the hunt to start.
Sun, Aug 12, 2012 03:57:00 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane does not anticipate 2011 second-round pick Jaiquawn Jarrett breaking camp as a starter.

Jarrett was a disappointment as a rookie, and the Eagles operated during the offseason as if they don't foresee a second-year leap. Look for O.J. Atogwe and Kurt Coleman to end up with the majority of strong safety snaps this season.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 12:46:00 AM

There has been no indication that the Eagles expect S Jaiquawn Jarrett to be a serious contributor in 2012.

Despite using a second-round pick on Jarrett in 2011, the Eagles have repeatedly passed him over. They brought in underwhelming Jarrad Page last year and just signed O.J. Atogwe to a one-year deal this week. Jarrett's struggles in coverage are a major liability. Nate Allen and Kurt Coleman are penciled in as the starting safeties.
Source: Philly.com
Wed, Jun 20, 2012 12:52:00 PM

Asked to name the Eagles' starting safeties Monday, coach Andy Reid did not include 2011 second-round pick Jaiquawn Jarrett.

Beat writer Jeff McLane believes Reid was sending a "message" to Jarrett, who struggled conceptually as a rookie. Reid declared Kurt Coleman and Nate Allen the current favorites to start. Jarrett will have to bypass Coleman this summer.
Mon, May 14, 2012 12:38:00 PM

Rookie Jaiquawn Jarrett is expected to draw his first NFL start at free safety in place of Nate Allen (concussion) this week.

Slow to pick up Juan Castillo's scheme, Jarrett was bypassed three times for a starting job. He held his own as an injury replacement last week, recording three solo tackles without surrendering a big play against the Bears. Cardinals QB John Skelton isn't exactly a stiff test this week.
Fri, Nov 11, 2011 11:58:00 AM

Eagles rookie S Jaiquawn Jarrett has been inactive for all three games this season.

It's certainly not because the Eagles are well-stocked with quality safeties, either. Jarrett did suffer a thigh injury in the preseason finale, but he wasn't going to be more than a special teamer to start the season regardless. He could be active in that role this week while a shaky Nate Allen takes over for Kurt Coleman at free safety.
Thu, Sep 29, 2011 03:36:00 PM

Eagles signed No. 54 overall pick Jaiquawn Jarrett to a four-year contract with a $1.117 million signing bonus.

Kurt Coleman may hold the upperhand in Philly's strong safety competition, but the job will be Jarrett's eventually. A hard-hitting, ball-hawking defensive back, Jarrett is a favorite of NFL Films guru Greg Cosell's even though many perceived him as a second-round reach in the draft. Long term, he's an excellent IDP target. He'll be used in the box more often than not.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 04:57:00 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer confirms that No. 54 overall pick Jaiquawn Jarrett is "penciled in" as the Eagles' starting strong safety.

Kurt Coleman will be the Birds' third safety, and free agent Quintin Mikell won't be back. Coach Andy Reid has described Jarrett as the most intimidating safety in the 2011 draft, and he showed a knack for making plays on the ball at Temple. He'll be an interesting rookie pick in IDP leagues right away.
Thu, May 26, 2011 10:27:00 AM

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