The New York Jets released veteran wide receiver Alex Erickson on Monday, according to a source. Erickson was a preseason standout, catching two touchdown passes in Saturday's finale, so he could be a candidate to rejoin the team's practice squad entering the 2023 regular season. If the 30-year-old doesn't return to the Jets' practice squad, he figures to get a shot with another team as receiver depth. He spent the 2022 campaign with the Washington Commanders, but he only saw time on special teams as a kick returner and wasn't targeted on offense. Since entering the league in 2016 as an undrafted free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals, Erickson has 96 receptions for 1,141 yards and only one touchdown on 152 targets in 99 games (14 starts) for the Bengals, and Carolina Panthers.
Aug 28, 2023 7:48 PM EST
New York Jets wide receiver Alex Erickson hauled in all five of his targets for 38 yards and two touchdowns in the team's 32-24 preseason victory over the New York Giants. Both of his scores came in the fourth quarter on passes from quarterback Tim Boyle. Erickson has seven years of NFL experience but has mainly been utilized on special teams. The 30-year-old was among the first receivers to come off the bench on Saturday and has a clear path to making New York's final roster following the announcement of Corey Davis' retirement earlier this week. He remains off the fantasy radar for now but could conceivably contribute on offense at some point this season.
Aug 26, 2023 11:36 PM EST
Erickson caught one of two targets for 19 yards and returned two punts for 45 yards in Thursday's 21-16 preseason loss to Cleveland.
Aug 4, 2023 11:17 AM EST
Erickson signed with the Jets on Thursday.
Jul 20, 2023 4:53 PM EST
The Commanders released Erickson on Friday.
May 12, 2023 10:43 AM EST
The Commanders signed Erickson to a reserve/future contract Monday.
Jan 10, 2023 11:21 AM EST
Erickson reverted to the Commanders' practice squad, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Dec 5, 2022 6:53 PM EST
Erickson was elevated to the active roster Saturday.
Dec 3, 2022 11:03 AM EST
Erickson reverted to the Commanders' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Nov 28, 2022 5:56 PM EST
The Commanders elevated Erickson from their practice squad to their active roster Saturday, Zach Selby of the team's official site reports.
Nov 26, 2022 5:41 PM EST
The Commanders signed Erickson to their practice squad Wednesday.
Sep 2, 2022 8:05 AM EST
Erickson was released by the Commanders on Tuesday, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Aug 30, 2022 10:10 AM EST
Erickson caught each of his three targets for 44 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to Kansas City, leading the Commanders in receiving yards for a second straight week.
Aug 22, 2022 7:12 AM EST
The Commanders signed Erickson on Wednesday.
May 4, 2022 10:09 AM EST
Erickson was not targeted and fair caught both of the punts he fielded in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Buccaneers.
Jan 11, 2022 5:00 PM EST
Erickson caught his only target for 13 yards in Sunday's 33-10 loss to the Dolphins.
Nov 29, 2021 7:13 AM EST
Erickson (concussion) is active for Sunday's contest against the Giants, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official website reports.
Oct 24, 2021 8:56 AM EST
Erickson (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Oct 22, 2021 10:21 AM EST
Erickson (concussion) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice.
Oct 21, 2021 2:50 PM EST
Erickson (concussion) left Sunday's game against the Vikings, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Oct 17, 2021 1:23 PM EST