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Buster Skrine | Defensive Back | #41

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
College: Chattanooga
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (137) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Coach Todd Bowles expects Buster Skrine to be the Jets' No. 2 cornerback entering training camp.
That would be a problem for Gang Green, but Skrine is unquestionably the second best corner currently on the roster. That could change following the draft, of course. Skrine is a slot corner who would man the inside in all nickel situations. The Jets will ultimately probably find a different solution to line up opposite Darrelle Revis on the perimeter in their base defense, but Skrine does have plenty of experience on the boundary. Mar 22 - 9:29 PM

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Jets CB Buster Skrine (shoulder, hand) is questionable for Week 10 against the Bills.

The Jets' top slot corner, played through the injury in Week 9 and should be considered likely to play Thursday night. They need him with RCB Antonio Cromartie (thigh) and SS Calvin Pryor (ankle) likely to miss.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 02:15:00 PM

Jets CB Buster Skrine (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 9 against the Jaguars.

He practiced on a limited basis all week. Skrine has been banged up all year but hasn't missed a game yet. We imagine he'll continue that trend Sunday against Jacksonville.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 02:00:00 PM

Jets CB Buster Skrine (hand) is questionable for Week 8 against the Raiders.

He expects to play Sunday but will have to wear a cast on his broken left hand. It's been a rough few games for Skrine. He was diagnosed with a concussion two weeks ago but healed fast enough to play against New England last Sunday. That's when he broke the fifth metacarpal bone in his left hand.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 02:18:00 PM

Jets CB Buster Skrine (concussion) is probable for Week 7 against the Patriots.

Skrine made a quick recovery from last week's brain injury, and it will be all hands on deck for the Jets against New England. Skrine will handle his normal slot duties between Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie and likely draw Danny Amendola in coverage. Revis may end up sticking to Julian Edelman.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 12:59:00 PM

Jets CB Buster Skrine exited Week 6 against the Redskins with a concussion.

Skrine suffered the injury just before halftime and did not return. Skrine is the Jets' primary slot corner and would play an important role against the Patriots this week if he were healthy. Dexter McDougle replaced Skrine in the second half.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 08:33:00 AM

Jets signed CB Buster Skrine to a four-year, $25 million contract with $13 million guaranteed.

The Jets are players for all the top-flight corners, including Antonio Cromartie and Darrelle Revis. They'll at least land Skrine, who was PFF's No. 82 corner last year while playing opposite Joe Haden. He can play both the slot and the perimeter, and is entering his age-26 season. Skrine will be a nice get if he can clean up the penalties.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 04:12:00 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Jets and free agent Buster Skrine have mutual interest.

New York's approach to free agency is quite simple: land a top cornerback or die trying. Add Skrine's name to a list that already includes Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie. Byron Maxwell had been an option for the Jets as well prior to signing with Philadelphia. With over $43 million left in cap space, the Jets won't go quietly. If Revis and Cromartie pass, expect New York to go all-in for Skrine.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 10:15:00 AM

"Several league sources" tell the Cleveland Plain Dealer that free agent CB Buster Skrine will be "highly sought after."

Skrine has maintained an open dialogue with the Browns, but is expected to reach free agency. Capable of manning both the slot and perimeter, Skrine is one of the highlights of an unappetizing corner market. Ideally, Skrine would remain in the slot, but he's still only 26 (in April). His game is projectable.
Thu, Feb 26, 2015 08:09:00 PM

Free agent CB Buster Skrine is believed to be seeking $6.5 million per year.

It would presumably be a tough price for the Browns to pay after they made Joe Haden a $12-plus million-per-year player last offseason. Skrine's asking price may be a bit aggressive, but we don't doubt he'll get paid as a versatile corner who can play man coverage. Skrine doesn't turn 26 until April.
Fri, Feb 20, 2015 12:18:00 PM

Coach Mike Pettine said at the Combine that the Browns want to re-sign free agent CB Buster Skrine.

Skrine may have different plans as one of the top young corners on a weak cornerback market. The Browns already have well over $11 million per year committed to Joe Haden. Skrine may command $5-plus million annually.
Wed, Feb 18, 2015 04:12:00 PM

Free agent CB Buster Skrine told Sirius NFL Radio that he intends on testing the open market.

Although Skrine gave up production playing opposite Joe Haden in Cleveland, he's likely to be viewed as an ascending corner in free agency. He's not yet 26 years old and is capable of playing both perimeter and slot corner. There is some young Brent Grimes to Skrine's game. Grimes also gave up a fairly generous amount of production early in his career with the Falcons.
Thu, Feb 12, 2015 04:01:00 PM

Browns nickel CB Buster Skrine is recovering from thumb surgery, but expected to be ready for Week 1.

Barring a setback, Skrine will man the slot with Joe Haden and rookie Justin Gilbert lining up outside.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 05:37:00 PM

Browns CB Buster Skrine will focus exclusively on slot corner this season.

Justin Gilbert was drafted eighth overall to plug the revolving door opposite Joe Haden. It puts the 5'9/185 Skrine back in a more natural inside role. Skrine was among the worst every-down corners in the league last year, getting exposed as a weekly matchup to attack by savvy fantasy players.
Wed, May 14, 2014 08:07:00 AM

Browns CB Buster Skrine was forced from Cleveland's Week 17 game against the Steelers with a shoulder injury, and will not return.

Skrine was hurt trying to tackle Le'Veon Bell in the first half. He was ruled out at halftime. With Joe Haden inactive, the Browns are now without each of their top two corners.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 02:42:00 PM

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