Jets sign former Raiders wideout Chaz Schilens

AP

The New York Jets announced Friday that they have signed wide receiver Chaz Schilens, formerly of the Raiders.

The Jets are incredibly thin behind Santonio Holmes at wideout. Jeremy Kerley is a slot receiver only, and free agent Plaxico Burress isn’t coming back. Other Jets receivers under control for 2012 include Logan Payne, Patrick Turner, and Dexter Jackson.

While the Jets figure to continue to add to the position, Schilens should stand a good shot at earning playing time in New York. He knows new receivers coach Sanjay Lal from their time together in Oakland, and has some intriguing tools if he can somehow figure out how to stay healthy.