The Jets waived Hammond on Saturday, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports.
Hammond was competing among a plethora of wide receivers for a role on the Jets' roster, but ultimately fell short of making it through final cuts. Although he failed to make enough of an impression to make the roster, the 27-year-old could be a decent practice squad candidate should he clear waivers.
Hammond has signed a reserve/future contract with the Jets.
Hammond spent this past season on the Chiefs' practice squad. Since entering the league as an undrafted rookie in 2014, he has featured in 25 games, primarily making an impact as a punt returner. However, in order to make the Jets' roster ahead of next season, he may need to show more ability as a pass-catcher. To this point, Hammond boasts just four career receptions.
Hammond was cut by the Chiefs on Saturday but was signed to the team's practice squad Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports.
Hammond was considered a longshot to earn a roster spot, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that he didn't make it. However, he could still earn a promotion to suit up on Sundays should other wide receivers suffer an injury.
Hammond reeled in five passes for 51 yards in the preseason finale against the Packers on Thursday.
A longshot to make Kansas City's 53-man roster, Hammond at least showcased his ability to other potential suitors. He's also contributed on special teams, making him an potentially attractive options for other clubs, but his run with the Chiefs will likely come to an end Saturday when the roster is trimmed.
Hammond grabbed each of the three passes thrown his way in Saturday's preseason contest against the Bears.
His best effort of the preseason couldn't have come at a better time but it still may not be enough to earn him a spot on the 53-man roster. Hammond is no longer being utilized on special teams and has been passed by multiple receivers on the depth chart. Unless something drastically changes in the near future, he's likely headed for the free agent market.
Hammond has been passed by Tyreek Hill on the depth chart and could be in danger of missing out on the 53-man roster, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.
Hammond has had a rather forgettable preseason, while Tyreek Hill had been opening eyes with his speed and athletic ability. While there is still a ways to go in camp, the third-year wideout has some ground to make up.
Hammond was promoted to the 53-man roster Saturday.
Hammond has been on the Chiefs' practice squad, but with De'Anthony Thomas out Sunday against Buffalo, he'll join the active roster to serve as the fifth receiver. The Florida product saw time in all 16 games for Kansas City last season, catching four passes on 12 targets for 45 yards.
The Chiefs backup pass catchers did little Week 12 against the Raiders.
Anthony Fasano was the biggest winner, hauling in two passes for 30 yards and score. He hooked up with Alex Smith on a 19 yard strike in the third quarter. Albert Wilson also had two catches, gaining 27 yards. Frankie Hammond caught one pass for 7 yards. Fullback Anthony Sherman had one reception, but failed to gain any yards on the play.
They'll take on the Broncos Week 13.
The Chiefs probables should be good to go Week 2 against the Broncos.
Safety Husain Abdullah, S Eric Berry, WR Dwayne Bowe, CB Marcus Cooper, LB Tamba Hali, WR Frankie Hammond Jr., WR Junior Hemingway, C Eric Kush and LB Josh Martin all came into the game listed as probable. They are all active Week 2.
Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (quad) was able to practice without issue throughout the week, and is officially probable for Week 2 against the Broncos. He is expected to make his season debut Sunday, after serving a one-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Fellow wide receivers Albert Wilson (ankle), Junior Hemingway (hip) and Frankie Hammond (shoulder) are also probable after getting through the week in practice.
Chiefs wide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. will start in place of suspended wide receiver Dwyane Bowe in Week 1 vs. Tennessee, according to ESPN Senior NFL Insider Chris Mortensen.
According to Mortensen, Hammond has good rapport with quarterback Alex Smith and Hammond's emergence on the practice squad last year was one of the reasons Kansas City did not draft a wide receiver this year.
With Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe suspended for the opener, Frankie Hammond is expected to replace him in the starting lineup, reports ESPN.com. Hammond went undrafted out of Florida in 2013 and spent last season on Kansas City's practice squad.
He has six catches for 90 yards in three preseason games.
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