Joe Douglas and the New York Jets have reportedly released cornerback Pierre Desir, a man who signed as a free agent last spring.
When Joe Douglas makes a mistake, he usually has no problem admitting it. Not only did he publicly admit his Robby Anderson mistake at his midseason state of the union, but he has also now cut ties with one of his free-agent signings.
#Jets are releasing CB Pierre Desir, source says. He goes on waivers.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 17, 2020
Desir, 30, is just one of several former Indianapolis Colts (especially defensive backs) to make his way to New Jersey in the last couple of years. The Rex Hogan connection might have helped the Jets and Desir come together this past spring when Douglas was looking to fortify the secondary.
Perhaps no game demonstrated his struggles more than the team’s Thursday night loss to the Denver Broncos.
Desir finished the game in sparkling box score fashion (with two interceptions and a pick-6), but he found himself beaten on a regular basis, two of which resulted in Broncos touchdowns and one that featured wide receiver Tim Patrick “Mossing” him to high heaven.
Desir finishes his Jets career with three interceptions, a touchdown, eight passes defensed and 47 total tackles in nine games (eight games started). The activation of Bryce Hall—the same man who replaced Desir late against the New England Patriots a couple of Mondays ago—will help fill the void moving forward.
Releasing him (and his one-year contract) means the Jets won’t take a significant financial hit.