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Former Jets first-round pick Kyle Wilson signs with Saints

Eddie Royal of the San Diego Chargers hauls

Eddie Royal of the San Diego Chargers hauls in a catch against Kyle Wilson of the New York Jets at Qualcomm Stadium on October 5, 2014 in San Diego. Credit: Getty Images

Kyle Wilson will be playing for a Ryan brother after all.

After spending five seasons with Rex Ryan and the Jets, the free-agent cornerback signed with the Saints, the team announced Wednesday. And in New Orleans, Wilson will be playing for Rex's twin brother, Rob Ryan, the Saints defensive coordinator.

Wilson was selected 29th overall in 2010, but his tenure with the Jets was a disappointment. The Piscataway, New Jersey, native, was highly rated coming out of Boise State, but he never lived up to the hype once he arrived in Florham Park. He struggled on the outside and ended up being an average slot corner in Rex Ryan's defense.

Wilson played 320 snaps in 2014, registering 162 tackles, three interceptions and one sack with the Jets. Quarterbacks also had a 107.4 passer rating last season when throwing at Wilson in the slot, according to Pro Football Focus.

In February, sources told Newsday that the former first-round pick wouldn't return to the team for the upcoming season. Wilson, 27, become a free agent on March 10.

The Jets, under first-year general manager Mike Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles, beefed up their secondary this offseason by signing shutdown corner Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and versatile slot/outside defensive back Buster Skrine.

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