FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have claimed wide receiver/kick returner Quadree Henderson off waivers from the Giants.
Henderson averaged 22.4 yards on five kickoff returns and 7.6 yards on nine punt returns in five games with the Giants last season as a rookie.
The former University of Pittsburgh star was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent and was among their final cuts out of training camp. Henderson then had two stints each on the Giants’ practice squad and active roster before being placed on injured reserve in late-November with a shoulder injury. He was waived by the Giants on Wednesday.
The 5-foot-8, 190-pound Henderson likely will compete to be the Jets’ return specialist after Pro Bowl selection Andre Roberts was signed by Buffalo as a free agent.
Henderson returned three kickoffs and three punts for touchdowns during his last three seasons at Pittsburgh, establishing himself as one of the top returners in college football.
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