The Jets have a need at safety, but two potential players to fill that need have signed elsewhere.
Former Patriots first-round pick Brandon Meriweather, who was released by the team last year, signed a two-year, $6 million deal with the Redskins. Brodney Pool, who played the last two seasons with the Jets, signed a one-year deal with Dallas. Terms of Pool's contract were not announced.
The Redskins are looking to replace last year's safety tandem of LaRon Landry and O.J. Atogwe.
Pool joins Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, the twin brother of Jets head coach Rex Ryan.
"He makes a lot of plays in the passing game and we have a familiarity with him," Garrett said of Pool. "We think [he] has very good ball skills and is very good on the back end. He's a guy who can come down and do all the jobs that a safety in our defensive scheme has to do. We feel like he can be a real asset for our team."
The Jets have just two safeties on the roster - starter Eric Smith and Tracy Wilson. Free safety Jim Leonhard, who is coming off a leg injury for the second straight season, is unsigned.
Next up for the Jets is apparently a visit with Bengals free agent Reggie Nelson, who has been linked to the team in recent days. Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie actually tweeted that he's looking forward to Nelson signing with the team. Cromartie indicated Nelson will visit with the Jets tomorrow.