Tompkins (groin) was released by the Jets on Saturday, Kimberley Martin of Newsday Sports reports.
It looks as if the Jets are leaning towards a younger receiving corps. While it looked like
Thompkins (groin) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.
Thompkins missed some practice time during the week and will thus be held out of Friday's game. He's seemingly the favorite for the No. 4 wideout job, though it isn't exactly clear where the Jets' depth chart stands after Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and Quincy Enunwa.
Thompkins was back in pads, but was only seen doing some light running on the side and didn't actually go through team portions. However, it appears his groin injury isn't anything serious and he's nearing a return, so it wouldn't be surprising if he's available for Saturday's preseason game against the Giants, unless the team wants to play it safe with their 28-year-old wide receiver.
It's unclear when Thompkins sustained the injury, but this is the first practice he has missed as a a result of it. The team has not indicated how severe the issue is. The 28-year-old currently projects as the fourth receiver on the team's depth chart. He accumulated 165 yards on 17 receptions in seven games with the
Kenbrell Thompkins has been extended the low tender ($1.67 million) by the New York Jets , Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
The Jets will have the right of first refusal on any contract Thompkins signs, so if they really want him back in New York, he'll be wearing green again next year. Thompkins has caught 38 passes for 427 yards and no touchdowns over the past two seasons.
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