ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 29: Josh Malone #83 of the New York Jets runs onto the field during the first quarter of an NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on December 29, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York.
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The New York Jets have signed wide receiver Josh Malone to the active roster while cornerback Arthur Maulet hits IR.

The New York Jets signed wide receiver Josh Malone to the active roster Tuesday, while cornerback Arthur Maulet heads to IR, per the team’s official website.

Malone, 24, was asked to step up this past Sunday in the wake of Breshad Perriman‘s sudden injury. Without Jamison Crowder and a host of other weapons, Malone filled in and finished with four catches and 16 yards (six targets).

Standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 205 pounds, Adam Gase hopes Malone can fill-in to man down one of the outside receiver spots left open by Perriman, Denzel Mims and Vyncint Smith.

Malone has been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster in each of the first two games of the season. This means the Jets could not elevate Malone from the practice squad again for the rest of the season, as the limit is two for each player. The solution is to add him to the active roster and terminate his practice squad contract.

Maulet, 27, heads to injured reserve with a groin issue sustained in the Jets’ 31-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers—the same game Perriman (ankle), Connor McGovern (hamstring) and Quincy Wilson (concussion) all left the game via injury.

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Maulet started six games for Gregg Williams’s defense a year ago. He hits the shelf with just an assisted tackle to his name on the young season.

Additionally, the Jets have released veteran linebacker Paul Worrilow from the practice squad.

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