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Morris Claiborne | Defensive Back | #21

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 192
College: LSU
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (6) / DAL
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Jets DC Kacy Rodgers said he thinks Morris Claiborne's best fit is as a press-man corner.
Rodgers thinks Claiborne was miscast as more of a zone corner with the Cowboys. "I remember when he came out in the [2012] draft and we saw him as a press-man corner, and we were really high on him," Rodgers said. "With more of a press scheme, we thought he'd fit well in our scheme with his press-man tools." Claiborne does have the skills to be a No. 1 corner, but his success will always hinge on health. Claiborne has played 47 games total through five seasons. May 30 - 9:05 AM
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Jets signed CB Morris Claiborne, formerly of the Cowboys, to a one-year, $5 million contract.

Claiborne had been drawing interest from the Ravens, but the Jets swooped in after Baltimore opted for Claiborne's old teammate, Brandon Carr. The No. 6 overall pick of the 2012 draft, Claiborne had the looks of a massive bust, but seemed to be turning his career around last season before suffering a severe groin injury. Injuries have been a problem for the 27 year old. Claiborne will likely get the opportunity to start in New York, but he'll have to earn it. He's a body for a team that needs them.
Mar 16 - 4:03 PM

The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports the Ravens have "legitimate" interest in CB Morris Claiborne.

Claiborne was solid when on the field in 2016, but he only played seven games before returning and then getting hurt in the Cowboys' playoff loss. He would be a solid flyer for a corner-needy team, but the Ravens cannot rely on him alone.
Mar 9 - 5:18 PM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said impending free agent CB Morris Claiborne has "a very bright future ahead of him."

"Every injury he's had has been legitimate," Garrett continued, suggesting there are no questions about Claiborne's desire to play football in Dallas. That said, he has only managed 47 games in five seasons, and a promising 2016 campaign was cut short by a groin injury. With seemingly the entire secondary headed to free agency, the Cowboys might be looking for a safer option.
Mar 1 - 6:12 PM

The Cowboys could move on from free agent CB Morris Claiborne.

Claiborne had a standout 2016 before sitting out the final nine games of the regular season. He returned for the Divisional Round, but was knocked out with another injury. Claiborne has never played a full season, missing 26 games the last three years. Still, Claiborne just turned 27, plays a premium position, and put standout play on 2016 tape. He should get paid well in free agency.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 3 - 6:07 PM

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne left Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Packers with a bruised rib.

Claiborne injured himself in a collision with one of his teammates early in the third quarter and never returned. He logged four tackles before exiting. Sunday was Claiborne's first game back after missing the final nine games of the regular season with a groin injury. He should be fine for the offseason program, but it is a disappointing end to what started out as a stellar contract year. Unable to stay healthy, Claiborne will likely have to settle for another prove-it deal in free agency.
Jan 15 - 6:56 PM

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (groin) is questionable for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Packers.

Owner Jerry Jones already announced that Claiborne will play this week. He'll be returning from a nine-game absence. Claiborne will have his work cut out for him against Aaron Rodgers, who has been the hottest quarterback in football over the last two months.
Jan 13 - 4:08 PM

Jerry Jones said CB Morris Claiborne (groin) will play in Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Packers.

Claiborne was on his way to a career year before going down in Week 8, so his return should be a big boost to the defense, especially with Aaron Rodgers coming to town. DE Demarcus Lawrence (back) and DT Tyrone Crawford (shoulder, hamstring) are also expected to return.
Jan 10 - 11:44 AM

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (groin) will participate in individual drills at Thursday's practice.

It's another step in the right direction for Claiborne, who is targeting next week's Divisional Round game for his return. Claiborne will be eased in on Thursday before ramping up his workload next week. He hasn't seen the field since Week 8.
Jan 4 - 5:18 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said CB Morris Claiborne (groin) and LG La'El Collins (toe, I.R). will be "dressed and playing" in the postseason.

Claiborne hurt his groin in Week 8 while Collins has been nursing a toe injury since Week 3. The Cowboys have a first-round bye, which gives both players an extra week to get healthy. Anthony Brown has been filling in for Claiborne at cornerback with Ronald Leary handling left guard in Collins' absence.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 12:59:00 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said CB Morris Claiborne (groin) is feeling "lingering effects" after going through a strenuous workout on Friday.

The "lingering effects" Jones described sound more like soreness than a setback. Claiborne still hasn't been cleared to practice, though Jones remains confident that he'll be ready for the playoffs "if not before then." It's been a slow recovery process for Claiborne, who first injured his groin against the Eagles in Week 8. Fortunately, Claiborne got some good news from a recent MRI and should be back on the field relatively soon.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 11:34:00 AM

Jerry Jones said he expects CB Morris Claiborne (groin) to play again before the end of the regular season.

Jones' injury evaluations always need to be taken with a grain of salt, and that is especially true for this one. Claiborne reportedly tore his groin off his pelvis and is "nowhere close" to returning. He will miss at least another two weeks, and he could be sidelined into the playoffs.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 09:52:00 AM

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Cowboys LCB Morris Claiborne tore his groin off the pelvis and is "nowhere close" to returning.

The Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill reports Claiborne is definitely out for at least 2-3 more weeks, at which point the Cowboys will give him an MRI to gauge Claiborne's recovery. At this point, they may just be hoping Claiborne returns for the playoffs. It's an unfortunate turn of events for a player who was enjoying by far his career-best season before going down.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 05:03:00 PM

Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports CB Morris Claiborne is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a strained groin.

Despite the progress he's shown, Claiborne isn't expected to return until after the Cowboys play Minnesota in Week 13. In his absence, the Cowboys have been using Brandon Carr and Orlando Scandrick on the boundaries with Anthony Brown sliding in at slot corner.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 09:43:00 AM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said CB Morris Claiborne (groin) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

The timetable suggests Claiborne does not need surgery on what is reported to be a sports hernia. The Cowboys have been surprisingly good against the pass this season, but they lost both Claiborne and S Barry Church to injury Sunday night. The Browns could have some success through the air this week.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 09:58:00 AM

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