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New York Jets Sign Former Seahawks CB Phillip Adams, Cardinals WR Walter Powell

September 2nd, 2014 at 2:34 PM
By Doug Rush

With the team in a dire need for extra cornerback help, especially after the release of Dimitri Patterson and the injuries to Dee Milliner and Dexter McDougle, the team made a couple of signings this week to bolster the position.

The Jets first claimed Walter Powell off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals. Powell, who was a sixth-round draft pick of Arizona out of Arizona State, was waived by the team so the Jets decided to take a flier on the NFL rookie and add him to the depth chart.

Powell is considered an elusive player, but small and tends to struggle in press coverage. He's listed at just 5'11" and 189 pounds.

Adams on the other hand, is a veteran in the league dating back to when he was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers back in the 2010 NFL Draft in the 7th round out of South Carolina State.

After one season in San Francisco, Adams spent the 2011 season with both the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots before landing with the Oakland Raiders; where he played for the last two years.

Adams re-signed with the Seahawks this offseason, but was released this past weekend in the team's final 53-man roster cut and the Jets signed him to add depth and bodies to the team.

Adams and Powell weren't the only corners with experience that they added; earlier in the week, the Jets added former Cleveland Browns cornerback Leon McFadden well.

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