Concerned about injuries at wide receiver the New York Jets signed veteran free agent Mohamed Massaquoi on Thursday after a morning workout at the team's facility.

Massaquoi a second-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2009 was released Monday by the receiver-needy Jacksonville Jaguars. Massaquoi caught two passes for 15 yards against the Jets last Saturday night.

The Jets' most experienced receivers are banged up -- Santonio Holmes (foot) still is on the physically unable to perform list and Braylon Edwards hasn't practiced this week because of a leg injury. Edwards is unlikely to play Saturday night against the New York Giants.

Jets coach Rex Ryan said Massaquoi reminds him of former New York wideout Jerricho Cotchery.

"He's had his moments in this league" Ryan said of Massaquoi. "He's a good player. ... When he came out (in the draft) he had a tremendous burst a great football player. Hopefully we'll see that from him here."

In four seasons with the Browns the 6-foot-2 Massaquoi never caught more than 36 passes in a season. He left as a free agent signing a two-year contract with the Jaguars. The Jets had expressed a mild interest in him at the start of free agency.