The New York Jets have claimed wide receiver Mario Urrutia off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals.
Urrutia was a seventh-round draft pick by the Bengals last year and spent the season on the practice squad. He had 130 catches for 2,271 yards and 16 touchdowns during his college career at Louisville.
The signing Friday of the 6-foot-6 Urrutia could provide the Jets with a much-needed tall target. The only other wide receivers on the roster taller than 6-2 are the 6-4 Marcus Henry, who spent his rookie season on the practice squad, and 6-3 undrafted rookie Britt Davis.