The Jets announced a roster move at the end of the first week of OTA's, confirming that they have signed veteran defensive back Corey White. Wide receiver Brisly Estime, who was hoping to compete for a role as the team's punt returner was waived/injured in a corresponding move.
White, a sixth year veteran, was a 5th round pick out of Samford in 2012. Here are his measurables (although it's worth noting that he ran a 4.39 40-yard dash at his pro day).
White was drafted by the Saints and played for them for three seasons, but has played for three other teams since then. He's started 24 games in his career, including four last season with the Bills. Last season, he registered 30 tackles and intercepted two passes, both in the end zone.
White has played both safety and cornerback, but he's primarily been employed as a nickel corner at the NFL level, seeing plenty of reps in the slot. However, he played mostly on the outside or at safety in 2016. In 2014 he made a career high nine starts and recorded a career high 53 tackles, but he struggled in coverage giving up over 700 yards and four touchdowns. He's fared better in a more limited role over the past two seasons, though.
It's a shame about Estime, who had reportedly been doing well at camp and was thought to have a good chance of making the roster.
UPDATE: Estime tore his Achilles at practice per Rich Cimini of ESPN.
We'll share a more comprehensive scouting report on White in due course.