Jets sign RB Khiry Robinson, promote Brandon Wilds
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets signed running back Khiry Robinson, who was waived/injured in September, and promoted running back Brandon Wilds from the practice squad Wednesday.
The team also claimed linebacker Arthur Brown on waivers from Jacksonville, waived/injured linebacker Julian Stanford and signed defensive lineman Claude Pelon to the practice squad.
Robinson was signed as a free agent in March and continued rehabilitating a broken leg suffered midway through last season while with New Orleans. The running back made his Jets debut in the preseason finale against Philadelphia, but reinjured the leg and was waived with an injury designation on Sept. 4.
''He's sore right now, but he's close to being back,'' coach Todd Bowles said. ''We wanted him back for the end of the year, anyway.''
Robinson joins a backfield that includes Matt Forte, Bilal Powell and Wilds after C.J. Spiller was cut on Tuesday.
''Obviously, when he's healthy, he can bring us another runner that can carry the ball,'' Bowles said. ''He's explosive. He's a good punt returner and kick returner as well so he can bring some versatility.''
Wilds has been on the Jets' practice squad since Sept. 26. He was signed this year by Atlanta as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina, and led the Falcons with 86 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the preseason before being among the team's final cuts.
Brown was a second-round draft pick of Baltimore in 2013 out of Kansas State and was among the Ravens' final cuts out of training camp this year. After being claimed by Jacksonville, he played primarily on special teams and had three tackles for the Jaguars.
Stanford injured an ankle on Monday night against Indianapolis. He had 31 tackles in nine games for the Jets this season, including three on special teams.
Pelon was signed as an undrafted free agent out of USC this year and was among the Jets' final cuts after a solid training camp. He spent a few weeks on the practice squad earlier this season.
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