The Jets made a move today at the kick returner spot.
Remember when Rex Ryan said Josh Cribbs’ injury was “pretty serious”? Well apparently it was. Josh Cribbs was put on season-ending injured reserve today, a big loss to the Jets, as Cribbs was a big step up in the return game.
To replace him on the roster, the Jets signed 28-year-old running back Darius Reynaud, previously of the Tennessee Titans. Reynaud has only 17 carries to his credit as a running back, making most of his career as a kick returner and punt returner. Through the years, he has posted one kickoff return and two punt returns for touchdowns.
Reynaud averages over 22 yards per return on kickoffs, with his long being a 105 yard return in 2012. His best year as a punt returner also took place in 2012, where Darius averaged over 13 yards per return, and ran one back 81 yards for a touchdown.
Good signing, as they acquired an elusive return man who will make an able-bodied replacement for Josh Cribbs.