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Report: Jets Work Out Former Steelers RB/KR Dri Archer

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back/kick returner Dri Archer worked out for the New York Jets, according to ESPN’s Rich Cimini.

Archer, who was waived by the Steelers prior to their Week 9 game against the Oakland Raiders in order to make room for claimed return man Jacoby Jones, has reportedly already turned down several offers from teams to sign with them as a practice squad player. The Steelers were reportedly one of the teams he turned down.

According to Cimini, Archer was one of four kick returners that the Jets worked out on Tuesday. New York has already lost their top two kick returners, Chris Owusu and Zac Stacy, to season-ending injuries.

Archer was drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Kent State. Prior to him being waived by the Steelers, Archer returned 14 kickoffs this season for 354 yards with a long of 38.

After playing 82 offensive snaps during his rookie season, including the playoffs, Archer had only seen 3 snaps on offense in 2015 at the time he was waived. All of those snaps came late in the Steelers opener against the New England Patriots.

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