The Jets announced they have signed wide receiver Chandler Worthy to a reserve/future contract.
We have signed WR Chandler Worthy to a reserve/future contract.— New York Jets (@nyjets) January 12, 2016
He was a multipurpose offensive performer and kickoff returner in four Trojans seasons, posting 137 receptions for 1,767 yards (12.9 yards/catch) and 11 touchdowns and adding 176 yards on 34 carries (5.2 yards/carry) and one TD.
As a Troy senior in 2014, Worthy had his best season as a kickoff returner, averaging 26.1 yards on 27 returns and returning two kicks for touchdowns. He finished the season with 1,615 all-purpose yards in 12 games.
Worthy will get his chance to impress the coaches and front office in training camp. His path to the 2016 roster seems clear enough. The Jets were let down by their special teams in 2015. Can Worthy show enough as a return man to possibly carve out a niche?