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Jets Sign RB Dri Archer To A Futures Deal

The New York Jets announced Wednesday that they’ve signed RB Dri Archer to a future/reserve contract.

The Jets brought Archer in for workout not too long ago, so he was clearly on their radar.

Future/reserve contracts are essentially an opportunity for players compete for a roster spot in offseason workouts and training camp.

Archer, 24, was in the second year of his four-year, $2.7 million rookie contract that included a $506,016 signing bonus when the Steelers cut him back in November to make room for WR Jacoby Jones, who was claimed off of waivers.

The Steelers used a third-round pick on Archer last year, so it came as a bit of a surprise to see them move on so soon. Although, Archer hasn’t exactly had a big impact in the NFL thus far.

In 2015, Archer appeared in eight games and total 354 kick return yards for the Steelers.