The Jets have claimed WR Jeremy Butler off waivers, the team announced.
WR/KR Jeremy Ross was released to make room on the roster.
Butler, 25, was waived by the Buccaneers on Sunday after being promoted to the roster from the practice squad.
He spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons with the Ravens after going undrafted out of UT Martin in the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Jets are currently without WR Eric Decker (shoulder).
From what I've been able to watch of Butler from Ravens training camp and in preseason games, I like a lot. Butler has all the tools that OC Chan Gailey seems to love in his receivers these days: good functional strength, decent speed, and good hands. Butler can make for a reliable target in the Jets short passing offense.
Robby Anderson had quite the summer himself, but Butler was leading the league in receiving at one point in August. While Butler isn't going to fix all the problems on this offense, his presence shouldn't hurt the team in any way. Obviously, Butler's bouncing around rosters doesn't tell the tale, so we will have to wait and see if the Jets can coax the right level of production from him.
As far as Ross, he was always a placeholder until the more electric Jalin Marshall was ready to return to the field. Ross averaged 26 yards per kick return and had six fair catches with no returns.