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Jets Re-Sign S Terrence Brooks

Veteran DB Joined Green & White in August 2017


The Jets have re-signed safety Terrence Brooks.

Brooks, who joined the Jets via trade with the Eagles in late August, played in 15 games for the Green & White (one start). The fifth-year veteran was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week after Week 3 as he notched two interceptions in the Jets' 20-6 win over the Dolphins at MetLife Stadium. Brooks also saw a lot of time on special teams coverage, totaling seven tackles.

Originally a third-round pick by Baltimore, the Florida State product spent his first two seasons with the Ravens before joining the Eagles in 2016. Throughout his pro career, Brooks has totaled 45 tackles, seven pass defenses, three interceptions and two forced fumbles.

In college, Brooks was a part of the Seminoles' 2014 championship team and was named a first-team All-American in 2013. He tallied 88 tackles, 9.5 of which were for loss, five interceptions, 11 pass defenses and two forced fumbles during his four years in Tallahassee.

Top Images of the Safety During His Time in the Green & White

A helping hand in the community, the 5'11", 200-pounder launched the Terrence Brooks Foundation in July of 2017.

"I came from a community that was not that great, so we came up through some hard times," Brooks told Sports Illustrated in November at The Apostles' House, a shelter for single mothers and their children in Newark, NJ. "I was able to have a few role models growing up but for the most part there were no people of this stature there for me, so this is only right for me to do."

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