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Jets Sign WR Breshad Perriman

New York Jets
02 Apr 2020, 17:56 GMT+10

The Jets have signed WR Breshad Perriman.

Perriman caught 36 passes for 645 yards and 6 TDs last season in 14 games (4 starts) for the Buccaneers. The sixth-year pro averaged 17.9 yards per catch, which ranked sixth among players with at least 50 targets. The 6'2", 215-pounder received an uptick in playing time when Bucs WRs Mike Evans and Chris Godwin were injured. In Weeks 13-17, Perriman's 506 receiving yards ranked third in the NFL. He also recorded 5 TDs, which tied for first, and 25 receptions in that span.

Jets GM Joe Douglas was a national scout for the Ravens when they drafted Perriman in the first round in 2015. The 26-year-old spent three seasons in Baltimore before signing with Cleveland in 2018. He has 95 career catches for 1,561 yards and 11 scores in 51 games (10 starts).

Douglas said at the NFL Scouting Combine he's looking to add explosive playmakers to the Jets offense and Perriman, a UCF product, was timed between 4.19 and 4.27 in the 40-yard dash at the Knights' pro day.

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