Jets claim cornerback Maurice Canady

Drafted by Ravens in 2016

Big Bad Morning Show
November 07, 2019 - 9:57 am

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By Austin Medina  

After signing return specialist De’Anthony Thomas on Tuesday, the Ravens released cornerback Maurice Canady in a corresponding move.

The New York Jets claimed him off waivers on Wednesday.

The Ravens drafted the 25-year old Canady in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

At just 25 years old, Canady possesses a ton of potential yet injuries have riddled his young career.

In his first three seasons, he was placed on the IR three separate occasions. Knee, thigh, and hamstring injuries have stunted Canady’s growth but 2019 had a different theme.

Canady saw playing time this season when multiple Ravens defensive backs were injured. In five games, Canady recorded 21 tackles, a forced fumble, and three pass deflections. He recorded his first interception in Week 4 against Baker Mayfield and the Browns.

The decision for Baltimore to release Canady was most likley in large aprt due to the acquistion of Marcus Peters and the return of Jimmy Smith.

The Jets, who just placed cornerback Trumaine Johnson on the IR, will look to incorporate Canady for the remainder of the season. New York continues their trend of snagging Ravens talent as additional former Ravens in Green include CJ Mosley, Alex Lewis, and Ty Montgomery.