The Raiders signed Stewart to their practice squad Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Stewart was waived by the Jets earlier this season shortly after serving a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy. The 2017 third-round pick remained with the organization as a member of the practice squad before getting cut on an injury settlement in early October. Now apparently back to full strength, Stewart has found a new home and could get an appointment to Oakland's 53-man roster with Martavis Bryant (knee) expected to miss multiple weeks and Jordy Nelson (knee) nursing a bone bruise that could threaten his availability for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
The Jets released Stewart from the practice squad with an injury settlement Friday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Stewart suited up 15 games for the Jets last season and made six catches for 82 yards. He was handed a two-game ban over the summer for violating the league's substance-abuse policy and hasn't touched the playing field in 2018.
The Jets placed Stewart on the practice squad injured list, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Stewart was New York's third-round pick in 2017 and hauled in six passes for 82 yards during his rookie season. He survived initial roster cuts this year but was waived after his suspension for violating the NFL's policy on PEDs was lifted.
The Jets opted to waive Stewart on Wednesday, Andy Vasquez of Northjersey.com reports.
Stewart served his two-game suspension for the use of PEDs, but with the end of his suspension also came the end of his roster exemption status. As a result, the Jets have decided to move on from the second-year wideout, leaving him free to sign with other clubs if he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Now that Stewart's two-game suspension is over, the Jets have to decide whether to keep him by 4 PM on Wednesday, Andy Vasquez of Northjersey.com reports.
The decision will likely come down to a choice between Stewart and fellow wide receiver Charone Peake, who is a strong contributor on special teams but doesn't pull much weight on offense. While the Jets invested a 2017 third-round pick in Stewart, it's unclear where he would fit in their offense if the team opts to retain him. Expect an update on this situation after the decision is made.
|12||11/25/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|2017||New York Jets||15||2||6||82||13.7||46||0||2||1||2|
|2018||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||15||2||7||27||3.9||11||0||0||2|
|2018||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||15||9||173||19.2||32||0||0|
|2018||New York Jets||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|