Derrick Kindred
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

The New York Jets added some defensive depth in the form of the veteran Kindred, who was released by Indianapolis on Monday.

The New York Jets claimed safety Derrick Kindred off waivers on Tuesday afternoon. In a corresponding move, they released cornerback Montrel Meander.

Kindred, 25, was released by the Indianapolis Colts on Monday. He had one tackle in the Colts’ 21-18 preseason loss to the Cleveland Browns on Saturday.

Ironically, it was in Cleveland where Kindred began his NFL career. The TCU alum was chosen by the Browns in the fourth round (129th overall) of the 2016 draft. Kindred tallied 148 tackles and two interceptions over three Cleveland seasons. The Browns waived him in April, but he was picked up by the Colts a day later.

Kindred will step in for the departed Meander. The second-year pro out of Grambling State was added to the roster in June and picked up two tackles and a sack in the first pair of preseason games.

The Jets will continue their preseason trek on Saturday night, as they take on the New Orleans Saints at home (7:30 p.m. ET, WCBS).

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