Buster Skrine: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Free-Agent CB

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent III

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 30:   Buster Skrine #22 of the Cleveland Browns warms up before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 30, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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Free-agent cornerback Buster Skrine has steadily improved with the Cleveland Browns, and it has reportedly landed him a deal with the New York Jets.

Continue for updates.


Skrine Reportedly Agrees to Deal With Jets

Tuesday, March 10

Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan of ESPN reported that Skrine has agreed to a deal with the Jets.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported that the deal is worth $25 million over four years with $13 million guaranteed.


Report: Skrine's Asking Price is High, Several Teams Interested

Sunday, March 8

Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1 reports that Skrine is in line to make big bucks whenever he signs his next deal:

CBS Cleveland's Daryl Ruiter notes that approximately half the NFL has at least inquired about Skrine to some degree:

ESPN's Dan Graziano weighed in on the New York Giants' interest:

Bleacher Report's Cian Fahey weighed in on Skrine's situation in free agency:

Skrine is a bit undersized but isn't afraid to mix it up in run support, and he managed to snag four interceptions in 2014 starting opposite Pro Bowler Joe Haden.  

Dane Brugler of CBSSports.com praised Skrine for his patience with regard to a fresh contract, which he should cash in on soon enough:

There is still upside for Skrine to explore at age 25. He has elite-level speed and can play on the outside and in the slot, so teams should be excited about his versatility and marked progress since being a fifth-round draft pick in 2011.

The Browns have ample cap space to retain Skrine and ought to consider doing so considering how badly last year's first-round cornerback, Justin Gilbert, flopped as a rookie. Skrine held his own as a starter on the outside and had the best year of his career to date.  

Based on Cleveland's perpetually losing ways, how valuable cornerbacks have become and the numerous teams interested, Skrine has a strong chance to play elsewhere in 2015 and beyond.

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