The Jets made a pair of wide receiver moves Saturday, promoting Deontay Burnett to the active roster and releasing veteran Terrelle Pryor.
Burnett was added to the Green & White's practice squad a second time on September 25th. An undrafted free agent, he originally signed with the Tennessee Titans and led the club in preseason action with 11 catches. Just 21, Burnett was one of Sam Darnold's favorite targets at USC. The 6'0", 186-pounder had 13 receptions for 156 yards and three touchdowns in the Trojans' Rose Bowl victory over Penn State. He came back as a junior and led USC with 86 receptions for 1,114 yards and nine touchdowns. Burnett first signed with the Jets practice squad on Sept. 3.
Pryor, who did not practice this week due to a groin injury, had a season-high five catches for 57 yards in the Jets' Week 6 win over the Colts. The 6'4", 228-pounder, in his sixth pro season out of Ohio State, registered 14 catches for 235 yards and two touchdowns during the team's 3-3 start.