Desir agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Jets on Sunday, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports. The 29-year-old was a cap-saving casualty by the Colts on Saturday, and he didn't have to wait long to find a new team. Desir took a step back in 2019, producing 50 tackles (38 solo), three interceptions and 11 pass breakups. The veteran will battle the likes of Brian Poole, Nate Hairston and Blessuan Austin for a starting role at the cornerback position in 2020.
Desir was released by the Colts on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. It's a move that's billed as a cap-saving measure, as the Colts will gain $6.5 million in cap space with the transaction. The veteran cornerback's play fell off dramatically just a year after he signed a three-year extension, but he could be a valuable addition to another team in need of depth in the secondary.
Desir recorded 50 tackles, 11 pass breakups and three interceptions over 12 games in 2019. Desir made 11 starts in his sixth pro season, and he often lined up against opponents' No. 1 receivers. He allowed 8.3 yards per target and five touchdowns. Unless the Colts bring in additional competition, he figures to retain a starting role with Rock Ya-Sin and Kenny Moore (ankle) returning.
Desir (groin) is officially active for Monday's game against the Saints. Desir logged a full practice during Saturday's session leading into the contest, signaling he was recovering nicely from injury. Now that he's officially healthy, Desir is expected to be the team's top cornerback Monday with Kenny Moore (ankle) sidelined.
Desir (groin) has been deemed questionable for Monday's game against the Saints. After back-to-back limited practices, Desir was able to log a full workload Saturday, which indicates he is trending in the right direction. Fellow starting cornerback Kenny Moore (ankle) has already been ruled out, so the Colts will be spread pretty thin if Desir is also unable to go.