The Jets are expected to waive running back Zac Stacy with a failed physical designation, a source tells Adam Caplan of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The tailback had left ankle surgery last November and apparently he has not fully recovered.
The Jets acquired the 24-year-old Stacy from the Rams during the 2015 draft, but the power back wasn’t able to come out of the slide that he has experience after his strong rookie season. Playing behind Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell, Stacy rushed for just 89 yards on 31 carries in his eight games for the Jets last year.
The former fifth-round pick in the 2013 draft gained 973 yards for the Rams as a rookie. In his follow-up campaign, he amassed just 293 yards. His yards-per-carry figure of 3.9 in both of his St. Louis slates plummeted to 2.9 as a Jet.
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