The Jets have two more players that find themselves going to the injured reserve list. Running Back La’Mical Perine and kicker Sam Ficken will be out at least 3 more weeks. Ficken is dealing with a groin injury, while Perine has suffered a high ankle sprain.
La’Michal Perine will go to IR with a high ankle sprain
La’Mical Perine suffered his high ankle sprain in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. In Sunday’s game, Perine rushed for 33 yards on 9 attempts before having to leave the game because of his injury.
Perine’s injury is a pretty big loss for the Jets, as he’s had a good rookie season at running back. Even though he’s been the Jets’ second running back behind Frank Gore, Perine has had a good impact on the offense. With only 55 rushes, Perine has accumulated 202 yards and 2 touchdowns this season. The rookie running back also has 10 receptions in 2020, going for 49 yards. Ty Johnson will probably assume Perine’s role in the Jets’ offense.
Sam Ficken Finds Himself On The Way To IR With A Groin Injury
Sam Ficken played on Sunday versus the Chargers after missing 3 games in a row. It seems that his groin injury hasn’t healed great as he’s been placed on injured reserve. Ficken did struggle on Sunday, so it isn’t necessarily a shocker that his injury was worse than originally thought.
Against Los Angeles, Ficken didn’t attempt a field goal. But he was shaky while only making two of four extra-point attempts. Sergio Castillo is already on the roster, as he played in Ficken’s place in the three games he missed. Castillo has been solid when in the lineup, making six of seven field-goal attempts this season. Castillo is also four for four on extra points so far in 2020. With Ficken struggling to stay on the field, Castillo could come and steal his job.
Josh Adams & Ross Travis Head to the Active Roster
Having Perine and Ficken go to IR, two roster spots have opened on the Jets active roster. Using those roster spots, the Jets have signed running Josh Adams and tight end Ross Travis. Both players have been shuffled back ad forth from the practice squad all season. It is doubtful that either will see any consistent playing time.