The Jets signed McBride (undisclosed) to a reserve/future contract Monday, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.
McBride snagged eight of 15 targets for 144 yards across eight games for the Bears this season but was let go in late November. Shortly thereafter he joined the Jets' practice squad, where he finished out the year on the practice squad injury list due to an undisclosed issue. While it isn't clear if he's returned to full health at this juncture, McBride has plenty of time to recover before workouts start up in April.
The Jets placed McBride (undisclosed) on their practice squad injured list Friday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
It's uncertain what prompted the move, but the fact that McBride is dealing with an injury likely ends any chance he had of reaching the Jets' 53-man roster over the final four games of 2017. The wideout had previously appeared in eight contests with the Bears this season before being cut loose, amassing eight receptions for 144 yards in those contests.
McBride was signed to the Jets' practice squad Friday.
McBride was waived by the Bears at the end of November after totaling eight receptions for 144 yards on 15 targets this season. The Jets' receiving corps has little impact beyond top two receivers Robby Anderson and Jermain Kearse, so McBride could end up as a depth option if he is able to crack the 53-man roster.
McBride was waived by the Bears on Tuesday.
McBride had the second-most targets for the Bears in Sunday's loss to the Eagles but only managed to record two receptions for 20 yards in the contest. His departure likely means Josh Bellamy is gearing up to play this week after missing Sunday's game with a concussion. In eight games with the Bears, McBride recorded eight receptions for 144 yards
McBride caught two passes for 20 yards in Sunday's 31-3 loss to the Eagles.
McBride was second on the Bears with six targets, but he had very little production to show for it. Aside from his 92-yard performance in Week 8, he's posted a total of 52 yards in his other six games combined, providing fantasy owners with minimal upside.
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