Josh Bush Favorite To Win Safety Job For New York Jets

Dec. 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Brad Smith (16) runs the ball while being tackled by New York Jets free safety Eric Smith (33) and defensive back Josh Bush (32) during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 28 to 9. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets are trying to recover from a horrible 2012 season that was embarassing, highlighted most elegantly by the “butt fumble” episode. The Jets lost both safeties, LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell, this offseason and are looking to fill their holes in their depth chart.

While the Jets didn’t bring back LaRon Landry, they did bring in Dawan Landry. A report indicates that second year player Josh Bush could be the favorite to win the job opposite Landry in the Jets defense.

With Darrelle Revis leaving as well the secondary will need to step up to help this defense out.

From ESPN New York:

After playing only a handful of defensive snaps as a rookie, Bush is the favorite to win the starting job opposite Dawan Landry. The former sixth-round pick is known for his coverage ability, which should make him a nice complement to Landry. Bush is raw, but his skill set translates to the pass-happy NFL, so he should have chances to make plays.

Topics: Dawan Landry, Josh Bush, New York Jets

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  • chas territo

    Why is the photo of BRAD SMITH of the BUFFALO BILLS on this report? Great friggin show of responsible reporting! NOT!! As expected when children report stories on this site. But who to blame the kid or SI.COM? GO BILLS!!

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