The Jets made a pair of free agent acquisitions on Monday.
The team announced the signings of linebacker Kevin Minter and wide receiver Charles Johnson to their 90-man roster. Minter visited with the Bills earlier in free agency while Johnson visited with the Jets last month.
Minter was a 2013 second-round pick of the Cardinals and played for Jets head coach Todd Bowles in Arizona. Minter signed with the Bengals as a free agent last year and started seven of the nine games he played in Cincinnati after two years as a starter for Arizona.
“That pushed and motivated me even more going into the 2017 season.”
This became evident as Melvin played with increasing confidence while also trying to display better verbal leadership skills. Before landing on injured reserve, Melvin started 10 games at left cornerback and finished with 13 pass break-ups, 36 tackles and four interceptions while primarily matched against the opponent’s top receiver.
So why didn’t Indianapolis try harder to re-sign him?
Immediately upon returning as Philadelphia’s football czar following a one-year exodus in the waning days of the Chip Kelly era, Roseman began making the moves that helped the Eagles become last season’s champs.
Roseman and his staff not only continued assembling top-flight talent in 2017. They made sure the Eagles were well-stocked at key positions in case of injury.
For example, Philadelphia weathered the loss of star left tackle Jason Peters. Nigel Bradham excelled when shifting from the outside to replace injured middle linebacker Jordan Hicks. Undrafted rookie running back Corey Clement helped fill the void left by Darren Sproles’ absence.
And the most notable decision of all: signing Nick Foles as Philadelphia’s backup quarterback and having faith that he could excel should anything happen to Wentz.
During a one-on-one interview Monday with Sporting News at the NFL Owners Meetings, Roseman reflected on the road he took to help the Eagles soar higher than ever before in the Super Bowl era.