Jets’ Kellen Davis Lands On IR

MONDAY, 5:30pm: Davis has passed through waivers and been placed on the injured reserve, reports ESPN’s Adam Caplan (via Twitter).

SATURDAY, 3:31pm: Although he did not catch a pass for the Jets this season, Kellen Davis functioned as Gang Green’s starting tight end. He won’t be serving in that role going forward after the team waived him with an injury designation, Darryl Slater of tweets.

An elbow injury led to Davis being sent to waivers, where the 31-year-old tight end could be claimed or subsequently passed through to New York’s IR list.

The Jets promoted cornerback Dexter McDougle to their active roster from the practice squad, per Slater.

Davis started seven games for the Jets this season but functioned almost exclusively as a blocking tight end for a team that has seen scant production from this spot for the past two years. The former Bears starter saw just one pass thrown his way this season after catching just three passes last season, his first with the Jets. However, New York completed just eight passes to tight ends in 2015 and has connected on just four to its cogs at this spot this fall. Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Brandon Bostick have two receptions apiece for the wide receiver-centric pass offense.

The Jets re-signed Davis in March to a one-year, veteran-minimum contract. The 6-foot-6 talent has never been known for a receiving prowess, topping out at 19 receptions for 229 yards for the 2012 Bears.

Despite being a Jets third-round pick in 2014, McDougle has not played this season. He saw action in 14 games in 2015.

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