The New York Jets have been awarded CB Rashad Barksdale off waivers from the New York Giants. The announcement was made by Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
The 6'0", 208-pound Barksdale, who played collegiately at Albany, originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round selection (201st overall) by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2007 NFL Draft and was released on Sept. 1, 2007. He then signed with Kansas City on Sept. 2, 2007 and recorded nine total tackles in six games. He was released by the Chiefs on Aug. 30, 2008. Barksdale signed with the Giants practice squad, Sept. 1, 2008, and was waived on June 20, 2009.