The NY Jets have placed wide receiver Chris Hogan on IR and signed cornerback Lamar Jackson.
The NY Jets may have bigger things to worry about at the moment, but they made a few roster moves on Tuesday as they prepare their roster for their Week 6 meeting with the Miami Dolphins.
They filled Jackson’s place on the practice squad with wide receiver Josh Malone who was released from the active roster prior to Sunday’s game to make room for the return of Le’Veon Bell — someone who has made quite a few headlines over the last couple of days.
Hogan was injured during Sunday’s 30-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals and the injury was later described as a high-ankle sprain. Unfortunately, it’s an ailment that’s expected to keep him sidelined for the foreseeable future.
It’s unclear just how long he will be out for, but his placement on IR indicates that he’s set to miss at least three weeks, likely longer.
Through five games, Hogan has hauled in 14 receptions for 118 yards which ranks second on the team — an incredibly depressing stat. The Jets now have just three healthy receivers on the active roster in Jamison Crowder, Jeff Smith, and Braxton Berrios.
Vyncint Smith was designated to return from IR and rookie second-round pick Denzel Mims remains on injured reserve. It’s possible we could see either Smith or Breshad Perriman return as soon as this week.
NY Jets fans will also be seeing a lot more of Lamar Jackson going forward.
In a corresponding move, the Jets officially signed rookie cornerback Lamar Jackson to the active roster. Jackson had been promoted to the game-day roster in each of the last two weeks and even received the start in Week 5.
Despite his struggles against DeAndre Hopkins — a position he should have never been put in — Jackson will now be a full-time member of the 53-man roster.
The Jets also brought back the recently-released Josh Malone to fill Jackson’s spot on the practice squad. He joins the likes of Donte Moncrief, D.J. Montgomery, and Jaleel Scott as wide receivers on the practice squad. Lawrence Cager remains on practice squad IR.
The Jets continue to suffer from injuries at the wide receiver position. Hopefully, reinforcements aren’t too far away.