NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Facing a number of injuries at wide receiver, the Jets on Thursday signed one wideout to their 53-man roster and another to their practice squad.
New York re-signed receiver/kick returner Jeremy Ross. The fifth-year player went to training camp with the Jets this season but was released in the final cutdown Sept. 3. The Jets also signed former Giants wide receiver Myles White to their practice squad.
The 6-foot, 215-pound Ross caught six passes for 89 yards in the preseason. He also had four punt returns for 48 yards and two kickoff returns for 66 yards, including a 51-yarder.
Ross, 28, has previously played for the Packers, Lions, Raiders and Ravens. His most productive season came with Detroit in 2014, when he had 24 receptions for 314 yards and a touchdown and was the Lions’ top kickoff and punt returner.
White, 26, played in 12 games with the Giants last season and had seven receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown. The 6-foot, 190-pounder spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons with the Packers.
Just three games into the season, the Jets are particularly banged up at wide receiver. Eric Decker has not been practicing this week and is expected to have an MRI performed on his ailing shoulder. Jalin Marshall, also a kick returner, is expected to miss several weeks with a torn labrum in his shoulder. And Brandon Marshall has been battling a knee injury, although he played at Kansas City on Sunday and was a full participant at practice Wednesday.
Also Thursday, the Jets placed defensive end Lawrence Thomas on the injured reserve after the undrafted rookie out of Michigan State suffered a torn labrum . He had three tackles this season.
New York also terminated the practice squad contract of safety Ronald Martin.