Jets sign wide receiver-kick returner Deonte Thompson

Updated: May 21, 2019, 9:51 PM ET
Associated Press

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets have signed free-agent wide receiver-kick returner Deonte Thompson, who played last season for Buffalo and Dallas.

The Jets also announced Tuesday they have waived wide receiver Xavier Ubosi.

The 30-year-old Thompson has 94 catches for 1,193 yards and four touchdowns in seven NFL seasons. He also has averaged 24.8 yards on kickoff returns.

Thompson began last season with the Cowboys and had 14 receptions for 124 yards before being released. He signed with the Bills for a third stint with the team and had three catches for 37 yards in five games.

He was signed by Baltimore as an undrafted free agent out of Florida in 2012. Thompson also has played for Chicago, where current Jets coach Adam Gase was his offensive coordinator in 2015.

Ubosi was claimed off waivers last week from New England.


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