FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - After releasing Jeremy Ross and C.J. Spiller yesterday, the Jets have signed two new players to fill the void. Running backs Khiry Robinson and Brandon Wilds were signed to the active roster today.
Robinson returns to the team after being released a week before the regular season. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the New Orleans Saints in 2013, where he played three seasons with the team averaging 4.1 yards per carry on 186 attempts. Robinson was signed by the Jets in March, still dealing with a fractured tibia from his Saints days. He aggravated the same leg injury in the Jets' preseason finale against the Philadelphia Eagles before being waived with an injury designation.
Wilds signed with the Atlanta Falcons after going undrafted earlier this year. He was waived by the team at final cuts despite putting up two touchdowns and 86 rushing yards in preseason. Wilds played four seasons at the University of South Carolina, rushing for 1,844 yards, 13 touchdowns. He averaged 4.9 yards per carry. Wilds will try look to provide a spark for Gang Green after spending time on the practice squad.
The Jets also added defensive lineman Claude Pelon to the practice squad once again. The undrafted rookie played in the preseason with the Jets, but has been released from the practice squad twice since the finale. This marks his third stint with the practice team and he'll look to make the most of it.
These moves may be an attempt to start scouting for the future and get reps for players who actually want them. Bowles questioned the effort of his players after being blown out by the Colts Monday night.