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Jets Sign RBs Khiry Robinson, Brandon Wilds

Veteran Robinson Back After Being Waived/Injured in Sept.; Rookie Wilds Steps Up from Practice Squad


Updated, 1:41 p.m. ET

The Jets have filled their two active roster openings with the signing of free agent running back Khiry Robinson and practice squad RB Brandon Wilds. Defensive lineman Claude Pelon also has been signed to the practice squad.

Robinson (6'0", 220) was the Jets' first signing of this year's unrestricted free agency period on March 11. The fourth-year back, who went to New Orleans as an undrafted free agent after the 2013 draft out of West Texas A&M, came to the Green & White rehabbing a tibia fracture suffered midway through the 2015 season.

He finally got into uniform for the final preseason game at Philadelphia, playing on 24 offensive snaps. But he reinjured his leg in the game and was waived with an injury designation Sept. 4.

Robinson played in 28 games (three starts) in his three Saints seasons with 186 carries for 766 yards (4.1 yards/carry) and eight touchdowns along with 25 receptions for 178 yards (7.1 yards/catch).

Wilds (6'0", 220) was signed to the Jets practice squad Sept. 26. He was signed as an undrafted free agent with Atlanta out of South Carolina after this year's draft and led the Falcons in the preseason with 86 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries (4.1 yards/carry) before being waived at the final cutdown.

In his four seasons with the Gamecocks from 2011-15, Wilds rushed for 1,844 yards and 13 TDs on 379 carries (4.9 yards/carry) and added 540 yards and three TDs on 59 receptions (9.2 yards/catch).

Pelon (6'4", 300) was signed by the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Southern California after the draft. He participated in almost 100 defensive snaps during the preseason, recording three tackles and a pair of QB hits, before being a final cut. He was first signed to the practice squad the next day, then released 11 days later.

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