Originally written on BroncoTalk  |  Last updated 10/19/11

Denver Broncos wide receiver Eron Riley (13) runs in a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo)

Exactly one year after joining the Denver Broncos practice squad, receiver Eron Riley has been called up — by the New York Jets.

The Jets signed Riley off of the Broncos practice squad on Monday, according to several reports.  To replace Riley, Denver re-signed receiver D’Andre Goodwin to the squad.

The Broncos five active receivers are Eric Decker, Demaryius Thomas, Eddie Royal, Matt Willis and Quan Cosby.

The Jets receiving corps has been hit hard by injuries and lack of productivity, so Riley is a nice pickup for them.  It’s also a sad loss for the Broncos.

In preseason, Riley caught six passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns and looked like a keeper for the Broncos.  Yours truly was somewhat surprised that Riley did not make the 53-man roster and even more surprised when the team did not activate him after trading fellow receiver Brandon Lloyd.

Coming in a 6-3, 207 pounds, Riley is a second year player out of Duke.  We wish him the best in New York but hope that he returns to Denver someday.


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