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Free-agent cornerback Donald Strickland has agreed to terms with the Jets, a league source tells us.

Per the source, the former 49er is expected to sign a three-year contract in New York.

The seven-year veteran has spent the past three seasons in San Fran. Prior to that, he played for the Eagles (2005) and the Colts (2003-05).

He appeared in 14 games, starting three, in 2008.

Strickland entered the league as a third-round pick, and he started a career-high eight games as a rookie, making the only two interceptions of his entire career.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/03/25/strickland-signs-with-jets/

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Or on the Browns shortly. I'm glad he'll be on the field only as a backup.

Lowery IMO was exposed for what he was last season. A CB with some decent ball skills but his lack of speed and quickness made him a liability. The longer the season went on, the more teams seemed to realise this. He's not an NFL starter IMO but he could make a decent nickel or dime back.

The more depth we have at CB, the better.

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what an ass

what a nincowpoop

what a maroon

STRICKLAND GETS BUSTED

Posted by Mike Florio on April 25, 2008, 7:20 a.m. EDT

As it turns out, Browns cornerback Kenny Wright isn’t the only NFLmag-glass_10x10.gif defensive back who recently was unable to use his football skills to get away from police.

Niners cornerback Donald Stricklandmag-glass_10x10.gif, on April 13, had a similar incident in San Jose. As police were trying to arrest Strickland for public intoxication outside a night club, Strickland ran away.

A half-block later, he fell down.

After a brief struggle with the cops, he got up and ran again. But he didn’t get far before they caught him.

Strickland was arrested for public intoxication and resisting arrest.

Under the more esoteric rules of Turd Watch, the fact that the arrest was kept under wraps by Strickland and/or the 49ers for more than a week allows us to re-set the “Days without an Arrest” counter to zero, knocking it down from its current perch of, um, four.

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This isn't a depth signing and it doesn't really have any bearing on our intentions re: Rolle. Strickland is going to be the starting nickel. I am ambivalent about this. It's a good sign that we're demonstrably employing different personnel strategies for the corner and nickel positions. Apparently the plan is to gamble for upside at corner with Sheppard and possibly Rolle while holding down the fort at nickel with a veteran like Ivy or, as it turns out, Strickland. What the plan is doesn't matter so much as the fact that there is one. Part of the problem with our underneath coverage was the fact that Mangini completely ignored the nickel position, as evidenced by his staffing it with whoever lost the competition at cornerback. Any plan is better than letting a guy fail into a starting role only to have to replace him with Hank Poteat in November. At the same time, Strickland is every bit as bad as you'd expect a guy who found himself getting picked on despite all the other inviting targets in the 49ers' secondary to be, so all we really did was skip a step.

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Lowery IMO was exposed for what he was last season. A CB with some decent ball skills but his lack of speed and quickness made him a liability. The longer the season went on, the more teams seemed to realise this. He's not an NFL starter IMO but he could make a decent nickel or dime back.

The more depth we have at CB, the better.

You are right. He was exposed as a 4th round rookie that was thrusted into a starting position and was forced to shut down WR's with the help of guys like Eric Smith and Abram Elam. 90% of the time for some odd reason, Kerry was playing deep on Revis side, so he got picked on. He had moments of both good and very bad.

It didnt help that the longer the season went on, as our pass rush worsened, so did everything else. Lowery was picked on because teams were scared or had no reason, to throw toward Revis and Rhodes.

I dont understand that hate for Lowery. Did anyone really expect him to come in and be a shut down corner? Its a ****ing hard position to learn at the next level. I think we are spoiled with the progression of Revis and set very high expectations on a guy like Lowery, a rookie 4th round pick, not 14th overall. Give the kid more than a year before you right him off.

Also, in a division with Moss/Welker and T.O./Evans, slot receivers are going to see a lot of balls which makes a nickel back very important. Hopefully, we generate a Ravens like pass rush and all these worries wont be issues.

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it seems as if many are considering this move an indictment of Lowery. maybe it's because of Drew Coleman?

maybe the move is because of teams like the Patriots and Bills who have 3 or 4 really good receivers and the Jets will need depth because they will have to rotate these guys in and out frequently.

nobody knows as much as they think they know

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It didnt help that the longer the season went on, as our pass rush worsened, so did everything else. Lowery was picked on because teams were scared or had no reason, to throw toward Revis and Rhodes.

The only corner who really seems to have all that much of an effect as far as being avoided is Asomugha. Other than that for the most part guys get picked on because they deserve it.

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Strickland entered the league as a third-round pick, and he started a career-high eight games as a rookie, making the only two interceptions of his entire career.

he's got skills!

Apparently that doesn't apply to actual play on the field. :biggrin:

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