The New York Jets have signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Donald Strickland. The announcement was made by Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Strickland (5'10", 185) entered the NFL as a third-round selection (90th overall) by Indianapolis out of Colorado in the 2003 NFL Draft. The six-year veteran played two seasons with the Colts (2003-04) plus one game in 2005 before being waived. He signed with Philadelphia on Nov. 22, 2005, and appeared in three games with the Eagles before being waived on Sept. 3, 2006. He was signed by San Francisco as a free agent on Oct. 31, 2006, and has played with the 49ers for the past three seasons.
In his career, Strickland has amassed 147 tackles (105 solo), two interceptions, 15 passes defensed and one forced fumble in 49 games.