The New York Jets announced the signing of WR Kenbrell Thompkins on Wednesday to bolster a receiving corps that has been under scrutiny for its lack of pro experience and production.
Thompkins appeared in 7 games during the 2015 season with the Jets recording 17 receptions for 165 yards. Many Jet fans will remember Thompkins dropping a deep pass from QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the fourth quarter of the team's Week 17 loss to the Bills that knocked them out of postseason contention.
Thompkins joins a receiving group led by Robbie Anderson, Jalin Marshall, Charone Peake as well as tight end Austin Serafin-Jenkins. A former Cincinnati Bearcat, Thompkins will add some much needed NFL experience to a unit that is full of promising youngsters.
To make room on the roster for Thompskins, the Jets waived injured Safety Doug Middleton.