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Morris Claiborne | Defensive Back | #21

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 192
College: LSU
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (6) / DAL
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Jets re-signed CB Morris Claiborne to a one-year, $7 million contract.
Claiborne has never lacked talent and flashed it in spots as the Jets' shadow corner for enemy No. 1 receivers last year. Claiborne once again got injured, however, and lacking durability has marred his career. Still, Claiborne maintains upside as a gifted 28-year-old cover man in Todd Bowles' man-to-man defense. Bowles' secondary is coming together nicely with Marcus Maye and Jamal Adams entering their second years, and Claiborne bookended by Trumaine Johnson. Mar 15 - 8:56 PM

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Newsday reports "at least" 8-10 teams are interested in free agent CB Morris Claiborne.

This is a standard agent leak, though Claiborne is one of the top 6-7 corners available. The Jets reportedly opened talks with Claiborne's reps last month. Claiborne had a pedestrian 2017.
Mar 1 - 1:12 PM

The Jets have opened talks with free agent CB Morris Claiborne.

Claiborne managed to stay healthy last season, playing in 15 games for the first time since his rookie year. Easily the Jets’ best corner, Claiborne should be a priority re-sign. New York has also shown interest in bringing back free agent LB Demario Davis.
Feb 6 - 10:22 AM

Morris Claiborne (foot) has resumed practicing in full.

Claiborne aggravated his foot injury in Week 10, but is apparently good to go following the Jets' bye. The No. 1 corner, Claiborne's return will be a huge boost against the Panthers.
Source: Rich Cim
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 04:03:00 PM

Jets CB Morris Claiborne exited Sunday's Week 10 game after aggravating his foot injury.

Claiborne got beaten badly by DeSean Jackson repeatedly in the first quarter, then took a seat after giving up a 22-yard catch. Claiborne has battled this foot injury for weeks. He was later seen on the sideline without his helmet.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 01:46:00 PM

Jets CB Morris Claiborne is active for Week 10 against the Bucs.

He hasn't played since Week 8. Claiborne figures to shadow DeSean Jackson, although we believe it's a matchup Jackson can win. The rest of the Jets' Week 10 inactives are QB Christian Hackenberg, OL Brett Jones, DL Obum Gwacham, OL Jarvis Harrison, LB David Bass, RB Matt Forte, and CB Robert Nelson.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 11:51:00 AM

Jets CB Morris Claiborne (foot) is questionable for Week 10 against the Buccaneers.

Muhammad Wilkerson (foot, shoulder) also drew the questionable tag. Claiborne returned to a limited practice on Thursday and is on track to play Sunday at Tampa Bay after missing Week 9 with a foot injury. He's No. 19 in PFF's cornerback grades.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 01:05:00 PM

Jets CB Morris Claiborne (foot) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

It gives him a good shot to suit up against the Bucs after sitting out last week. Claiborne has been the Jets' best corner.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 11:39:00 AM

Jets declared CB Morris Claiborne (foot) inactive for Week 9 against the Bills.

Claiborne, who has been having a nice season, didn't have enough time to get right on the short week. DE Muhammad Wilkerson is active. Also inactive for the Jets are QB Christian Hackenberg, S Terrence Brooks, CB Derrick Jones, DE Obum Gwacham, FB Lawrence Thomas and OL Brandon Shell.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 06:50:00 PM

Morris Claiborne (foot) is questionable for Week 9 against the Bills.

Claiborne didn't practice at all this week, making him more doubtful for Thursday night. If he sits, it'll be an upgrade to Kelvin Benjamin in his Bills debut.
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 02:27:00 PM

Jets CB Morris Claiborne (foot) remained sidelined at Tuesday's practice.

He went down with a foot injury in Sunday's loss to Atlanta and would seem to have little chance of suiting up Thursday night against Buffalo. Claiborne has had a good first year with the Jets, earning PFF's No. 20 grade out of 114 qualifiers at cornerback.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 01:49:00 PM

Jets CB Morris Claiborne (foot) was listed as no practice on Monday.

Afterwards, coach Todd Bowles told the media Claiborne has a "possible" chance to play on Thursday night against the Bills, although it may come down to a game-day decision. Claiborne has been shadowing No. 1 receivers this year and got the best of Julio Jones on Sunday before leaving with foot soreness.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 05:16:00 PM

Jets CB Morris Claiborne left Sunday's Week 8 game with a foot injury.

Gang Green is already missing slot CB Buster Skrine due to a concussion. Claiborne was shutting down Julio Jones before exiting Sunday's game. The moment he left, Matt Ryan found Julio for a 54-yard bomb in Darryl Roberts' coverage.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 03:08:00 PM

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.
Source: ESPN
Tue, May 30, 2017 09:05:00 AM

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.
Thu, Mar 16, 2017 04:03:00 PM

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
DE1Leonard Williams
2Mike Pennel
3Henry Anderson
4Xavier Cooper
5Nathan Shepherd
NT1Steve McLendon
2Deon Simon
3Foley Fatukasi
ILB1Avery Williamson
2Darron Lee
3Kevin Pierre-Louis
4Kevin Minter
5Neville Hewitt
OLB1Jordan Jenkins
2Josh Martin
3Lorenzo Mauldin
4David Bass
5Dylan Donahue
CB1Trumaine Johnson
2Morris Claiborne
3Buster Skrine
4Juston Burris
5Parry Nickerson
FS1Marcus Maye
2Terrence Brooks
3Doug Middleton
SS1Jamal Adams
2Rontez Miles
P1Lac Edwards