The Jets' previously reported deal with Christian has fallen through, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Per the the report, though it looked like the safety was poised to sign a one-year, $2 million deal with the Jets, the two sides were unable to finalize Christian's contract terms. The 25-year-old, who recorded 36 tackles in 16 games for the Rams last season, thus returns to the free-agent market.
Christian signed a one-year contract with the Jets on Saturday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Christian appeared in all 32 games over the past two years with the Rams and recorded 36 tackles in both seasons. The 25-year-old should work on special teams and as a reserve safety for the Jets.
Christian recorded 36 tackles and two pass breakups over 16 games in 2019.
Christian's playing time on defense was sporadic, but he logged a 40-percent snap share or higher on six different occasions. The fourth-year safety will be an unrestricted free agent in March. If he sticks with the Rams, he likely won't have many chances to climb the depth chart if Eric Weddle (shoulder/knee) returns in 2020.
Christian stood out in the team's first full-pads practice, delivering hard hits and intercepting a pass, Clarence Dennis of the Rams' official site reports.
Christian ended the 2017 season on IR due to a shoulder injury. He'd primarily served as a special teams player prior to being sidelined, seeing the field on defense for just 47 snaps in 12 games. His solid play at Friday's practice is a positive sign for the young safety, who's been getting some extra reps while starter Lamarcus Joyner (Achilles) has been sidelined the past few days. Look for him to increase his role on defense if he keeps up the impactful play.
The Rams placed Christian (shoulder) on injured reserve Wednesday.
Christian injured his shoulder in Week 16 against the Titans and wasn't likely to recover in time to play in Week 17 against the 49ers or at any point during the Rams' playoff run. The 2016 fifth-round pick was mostly a special-teams contributor this season, finishing the campaign with nine tackles over 12 contests.
Christian suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday's game with the Titans.
He did not return to the contest. The 23-year-old had recorded one assisted tackle before departing and will enter Week 17 with a questionable tag as the Rams gear up for a showdown with the 49ers.
Christian (ankle) was left off Wednesday's injury report and is expected to be ready for Sunday's game against the Colts, Lindsey Thiry of The Los Angeles Times reports.
Christian is expected to be relegated to special teams duties, as he played just three defensive snaps in 2016.
Christian (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.
Christian injured his ankle in the second quarter of Sunday's game, though the specifics of the injury remain unclear. The issue isn't thought to be severe and shouldn't limit him in the slightest once offseason work roles around.
Christian is doubtful to return to Thursday's game against the Seahawks due to a leg injury, Myles Simmons of The Rams.com reports.
The injury occurred in the latter portion of the second quarter. Blake Countess and Mike Jordan will presumably see an increased role providing depth at cornerback if Christian is indeed unable to return.
Christian was claimed off of waivers by the Rams on Thursday.
Christian, a fifth round selection of the 2016 NFL Draft, was waived by the Cardinals earlier in the week, but it didn't take long for him to find a new home. While the rookie isn't likely to see major action anytime soon, especially with a new team, he is expected to serve in a reserve role behind starting strong safety T.J. McDonald. The Rams released defensive back Isaiah Johnson to make room for Christian on the roster.
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||12||9||5.0||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||16||36||28.0||8||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2019||Los Angeles Rams||16||36||27.0||9||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||12||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||16||1||0||11||11.0||11||0||0|
|2019||Los Angeles Rams||16||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|