The New York Jets made an addition to their receiving corps Thursday, signing former San Francisco 49ers receiver Quinton Patton.
Patton revealed he was leaving the Niners on Instagram earlier in the week, but he didn’t reveal where he was going. The Jets hosted Patton for a free agency visit earlier in the offseason.
The 2013 fourth-round pick caught 37 passes for 408 yards during his fourth season with the 49ers. He has familiarity with new Jets offensive coordinator John Morton, who was the wide receivers coach in San Francisco during the 2013-14 seasons.
Patton provides some more experience to a Jets young receiving core that features Robby Anderson, Charone Peake, Jalin Marshall, Quincy Enunwa and Devin Smith who are all younger than 26. The Jets released veteran Brandon Marshall, but still have Eric Decker, who is 30 and coming off of two significant surgeries.
Patton should compete for a depth role and perhaps could earn duties in the slot.