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Jets Add TE Cunningham, Waive Archer

Jerome Cunningham Played Nine Games for the Giants Last Season


The Jets announced a pair of waiver moves late Monday afternoon, claiming TE Jerome Cunningham and waiving RB-KR Dri Archer.

Cunningham, a 6'3", 250-pounder who attended Southern Connecticut State, played in nine games for the Giants last season and registered the first eight receptions of his career. Originally signed by the Giants as a rookie free agent on Aug. 5, 2014, Cunningham spent some time on their practice squad in 2014 and was active for the final two regular season contests. A three-year starter at Southern Connecticut State, Cunningham recorded 61 catches and seven touchdowns for the Owls.

The 5'8", 173-pound Archer signed a reserve/future contract with the Jets in February.  A third-round pick of Pittsburgh in the 2014 draft, the Kent State product played in 20 games for the Steelers and had 23 kickoff returns for a 22.4-yard average. He also had 17 offensive touches in 2014 for 63 total yards.

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