New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas has only been on the job for a few weeks, but he's swung a handful of trades to try and fill the gaps that were left by his predecessors. His latest move is set to try and plug a massive hole on defense.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Jets have acquired cornerback Nate Hairston from the Indianapolis Colts. The Jets are giving up a 2020 sixth-round NFL Draft pick for him.
Hairston is in his third year out of Temple. He has started 11 of 27 games and has 65 career tackles.
The New York Jets have been ailing at the cornerback position for weeks now. With final cuts coming up, they were not at all satisfied with their depth at the position.
But after trading linebacker Darron Lee to Kansas City for a sixth-round pick earlier this offseason, they were apparently content to trade the pick to fix that.
It's the second trade the Jets and Colts have made in the past year, though hardly the biggest.
Last year the Jets traded three second-round picks and the No. 6 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft in exchange for Indianapolis' No. 3 overall pick.
They wound up using that No. 3 pick to take quarterback Sam Darnold, while Indianapolis landed several players who contributed to their playoff run that season.