On Thursday, Jets operating again Matt Forte mentioned he is “mainly been taking part in on one leg” for the previous 5 weeks. Now he will not be taking part in in any respect.
The Jets positioned Forte on injured reserve Saturday, someday earlier than the staff wraps up its season in opposition to the Patriots in Foxborough. Forte has been coping with swelling in his surgically repaired proper knee for many of this season. He missed a Week 10 loss on the Bucs due to the swelling however performed in all 5 video games after the Jets’ bye in Week 11, battling by means of the ache and discomfort.
Forte has now possible performed his remaining recreation for the Jets, who can save $three million in cap house in the event that they lower the 32-year-old operating again after the season. Forte mentioned this week he needs to play an 11th season in 2018. He was formally listed as questionable for this weekend’s recreation earlier than Saturday’s announcement.
The Jets additionally positioned rookie operating again Akeem Judd (ankle) on injured reserve. They activated operating again Jahad Thomas and broad receiver/returner Fortunate Whitehead from the apply squad to fill out the 53-man roster.
Beginning proper guard Brian Winters introduced on Twitter Saturday that he will probably be having surgical procedure to restore stomach and abductor muscle tissues, which he “utterly tore” within the second recreation of the season. The Jets positioned Winters on injured reserve this week. He missed final weekend’s residence loss to the Chargers.
“I attempted as finest I may to get on the market and kill it each recreation however my physique simply is not permitting me to push it any additional,” Winters wrote.