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Jets add veteran receiver Deonte Thompson

Deonte Thompson carries the ball as he is

Deonte Thompson carries the ball as he is pursued by the Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey at AT&T Stadium on Oct. 14, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. Credit: Getty Images/Wesley Hitt

The Jets signed veteran receiver Deonte Thompson.

Thompson spent last season with the Cowboys and Bills, and played previously for Jets coach Adam Gase, who is also the team’s acting general manager. Thompson was with the Bears in 2015 when Gase was the offensive coordinator.

Thompson, 30, has caught 94 passes for 1,193 yards and four touchdowns in seven NFL seasons. He’s also returned kickoffs, and has averaged 24.8 yards per return. In his one season with Gase, Thompson was on the practice squad for half the season. He played in seven games, caught two passes and returned 14 kicks.

Gase has made five transactions since he was named interim general manager following Mike Maccagnan’s dismissal last Wednesday.

Gase also traded linebacker Darron Lee to the Chiefs for a sixth-round pick, signed punter Matt Darr and waived tight end Jordan Leggett. To make room for Thompson, the Jets cut wide receiver Xavier Ubosi, whom they claimed off waivers from the Patriots last week.

The Jets held their first OTAs under Gase Tuesday. The first session that is open to the media is Thursday.

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