Zac Stacy‘s initial season with the Jets will end after just eight games, with the team placing the backup running back on injured reserve, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports (on Twitter).
Stacy suffered a broken ankle in last week’s loss to the Bills. The Jets activated wide receiver Quincy Enunwa to take Stacy’s place on the 53-man roster.
The Jets acquired the 24-year-old Stacy from the Rams during the draft, but the third-year power back didn’t shake his descent that’s transpired since his strong rookie season. Playing behind Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell, Stacy rushed for just 89 yards on 31 carries in eight games for the Jets.
The former fifth-round pick in the 2013 draft gained 973 yards for the Rams as a rookie but struggled in 2014, amassing just 293. His yards-per-carry figure of 3.9 in both of his St. Louis slates plummeted to 2.9 as a Jet.