The New York Jets have re-signed wide receiver Deontay Burnett to the practice squad and placed wide receiver ArDarius Stewart on the injured reserve list. Stewart lands on the injured reserve list with an ankle injury just days after being signed to the practice squad.
Deontay Burnett is a 20 year old 6’ 0”, 186 pound wide receiver out of USC, where he was one of Sam Darnold’s favorite targets. Burnett emerged as a major weapon at USC in 2017, catching 86 passes for 1114 yards and nine touchdowns.
Burnett lacks the physical traits NFL teams look for in wide receivers. He is slight of build, with short (31.5”) arms and small (8 5/8”) hands. He does not have prototypical size or strength or top end speed. What he does have is good lateral quickness, good hands, and the willingness and ability to work the middle of the field. Burnett had an impressive training camp with the Tennessee Titans before being cut. He projects as an NFL slot receiver.