The Jets ranked 22nd in the NFL in passing yards allowed in 2013, largely because of the struggles of starting cornerbacks Dee Milliner and Antonio Cromartie.

While the Jets hope Milliner can improve in his second season, in 2014, they must decide in the coming days what direction to take with Cromartie, who turns 30 years old in April. He dealt with a hip injury for much of last season. He could soon be cut, to save salary cap space, or hash out a pay cut that results in him returning to the Jets.

On Wednesday, the Jets made a series of moves to stabilize their depth at cornerback. They claimed Johnny Patrick off waivers from San Diego. Later Wednesday, they announced that they have agreed to terms with backup corners Ellis Lankster and Darrin Walls. Lankster, who is just 5-9, is also a valuable special teams player.