The Jets acted to replenish their secondary depth yesterday, signing free-agent safety Gerald Alexander to compensate for the loss of defensive cog Jim Leonhard this week to injured reserve.
The 27-year-old Alexander has started 30 games and played in two games for Miami earlier this season before being cut. He will likely slot in as the No. 3 safety behind Eric Smith and Brodney Pool.
Second-year Jets cornerback Kyle Wilson started alongside Alexander when they both starred at Boise State in 2006. Alexander was the No. 61 overall pick by the Detroit Lions in 2007 and has played for Carolina, Jacksonville and Miami.
RETWEETS: @GAlexander21 edition
New Jets safety Gerald Alexander is a prolific Twitter user (@GAlexander21) with more than 6,500 followers. Below are some ofthe most recent of his nearly 50,000 tweets.
On joining Jets and coach Rex Ryan: "Play like a #JET....God is good! ... Now let's go get a F'N snack!"
"How come Eli [Manning] doesn't get his own Sportscenter episode ... My ranking is: 1) Rodgers 2) Brees 3) Brady 4) Roethlisberger 5) E. Manning"
On Ryan Braun: "Lmao cat tested for PEDs after winning the MVP"
"LA needs an NFL team. Generations of kids in Southern Californiahave missed that experience that I was fortunate to have"