June 21 (UPI) -- The New York Jets added some talent to its bare cupboard at wide receiver on Tuesday by signing Marquess Wilson.
New York cut veteran pass catcher Brandon Marshall on March 2 and Eric Decker on June 12. Its current group of wide receivers includes Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, ArDarius Steweart, Jalin Marshall, K.D. Canon, Charone Peake, Chad Hansen, Chris Harper, Frankie Hammond and now Wilson.
Wilson, 24, is entering his fifth pro season. He had 160 yards and a score on nine receptions last year playing in three games. The seventh-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft has 777 yards and three scores on 56 catches in 31 career games. He started 14 contests with the Bears. Wilson signed as a free agent. He has dealt with numerous injuries in his young career, including a broken left foot, which ended his 2016 campaign early.
"Coming soon to an end zone near you! Congratulations to @MarquessWilson signing with the @nyjets," Wilson's agents at Reign Sports tweeted Tuesday.
Despite the lack of star power at the position, the Jets' young hands team is confident in its abilities. Even Anderson, who was arrested in May for pushing a police officer and faces a felony charge, says he's "hungry."
"It's a complete adjustment, because it's a new system," Anderson told N.J. Advance Media last week at Jets minicamp. "But as far as stepping into his shoes, it's pretty similar. But it's not about that now. Last year, I was playing a role as a backup. This year, I'm playing a role of trying to be a full-time starter the entire season; not filling anybody's shoes this year. I'm just working. I'm hungry."
Enunwa said last week at minicamp that the departures give the "young guys" a chance to "show what we can do."
"I think we have a lot of guys that are really going to step up this year," Enunwa told the team website. "I'm excited to see what they're going to do. I don't think it's a situation where I'm the No. 1 and I'm just the only guy out there that can perform. I think we have so many guys in our room right now that can perform and may outperform me. It's just up to us to go out there and do our job."
With Stewart lumbering and questionable at best for training camp and Marshall suspended for four games, don't be surprised to see Wilson rise the ranks quickly.