Jarius Byrd? He’s going to New Orleans. Darrelle Revis? Trade’s not looking likely. Isaiah Trufant? All ours.
Cornerback Isaiah Trufant, who spent the past four seasons with Jets, has agreed to terms with Browns, per his agent. #nyj
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) March 12, 2014
In the wee hours of the night, the Browns agreed to terms with Trufant, the 31-year-old cornerback formerly of the New York Jets and famously of the trio of football-playing brothers (Marcus and Desmond). This Trufant played just 72 snaps on defense last season but registered eight tackles on special teams. The Jets failed to tender him an offer as a restricted free agent and Mike Pettine opted for an old school reunion. Brett Ratliff and Jason Trusnik know what we’re talking about.
If you’re looking for a feel-good story on the 5-foot-8-inch defensive back, head to The Jets Blog where they discuss his journey to the NFL. It is expected that Trufant is still going to have to compete for a roster spot with the Browns. He is, by all accounts, a great kid, but if his role is anything outside of special teams, it will speak volumes regarding the state of the team’s backfield.