The Jets opted to waive Wilson (hip) on Wednesday, The New York Daily News reports.
Wilson was picked up by the club in June in order to add depth to a thin receiving group. He tallied three catches for 20 yards in their first preseason matchup against the Titans, but was sidelined in Week 2.
Wilson (hip) did not practice Wednesday or Thursday after injuring his hip in practice Tuesday, and he is doubtful to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Lions, NJ.com reports.
The Jets' wide receiver depth chart is very deep, though it's deep with players and not necessarily impact players, which could allow Wilson to move up quickly if he can overcome his hip issue and impress in the remaining preseason games.
Wilson didn't practice Tuesday due to a hip injury, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Wilson is likely fighting for one of the last receiver slots on the Jets' depth chart, and his absence from practice won't help his cause. It's unclear at this time how long he'll be out, but the team has given no indication that it'll be an extended period. Myles White and Frankie Hammond figure to be the beneficiaries of some added reps with Wilson out.
Given the departure of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, the Jets now have a massive void at wide receiver heading into training camp. As a result, it appears they'll be open to plenty of competition with a roster that currently holds 14 wideouts -- all of whom have four years or less experience in the league. Previously with the Bears, Wilson recorded 56 receptions and three touchdowns over four seasons, but he failed to make a lasting impact in the offensive game plan.
Wilson (foot) is set to become an unrestricted free agent, chicagobears.com reports.
A 2013 seventh-round selection, Wilson had multiple chances to serve as the Bears' No. 2/3 receiver, but he never proved worthy of a key role, catching only 56 passes for 777 yards and three touchdowns in 31 games. Coming off an injury-marred season, he'll presumably have to settle for a modest contract, be it with the Bears or another franchise. With Alshon Jeffery also set to hit free agency and Eddie Royal (toe) shaping up as a likely cap casualty, the Chicago receiving corps may be left in the hands of Cameron Meredith and Kevin White (fibula).
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