Originally posted on The Jets Blog  |  Last updated 10/21/11
The Jets this week announced the signing of former Duke WR Eron Riley to their active roster. Riley had been on the Broncos practice squad since this time last year, so the Jets must – by rule – keep him on the active roster for at least three weeks. I’ve gone back and looked at preseason footage of Riley over the last three seasons to try and get some idea of what he brings to the table and what this could mean over the next few weeks and beyond. Background Riley went to Duke and started 40 games for them, catching over 140 passes at almost 17 yards per catch. He even managed to set a few school records. A big target with good hands and terrific athletic ability, Riley was unlucky not to be drafted, as many sites had him rated as a late round pick. One thing that may have counted against him was his arrest in 2008, when a policeman apparently saw him hit someone at a bar. After going undrafted in 2009, Riley joined the Baltimore Ravens but didn’t make the active roster. Howeve...
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