J.J. Jones

Jets Place Claiborne, Enunwa On IR

While Quincy Enunwa signed an extension to be part of the Jets’ long-term future, Morris Claiborne is again finishing out a one-year contract.

Both will end the season on IR. The Jets placed Enunwa, Claiborne and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis on IR Saturday. All were declared out going into the team’s season finale in New England. Replacing them on the roster: defensive back Brandon Bryant, wide receiver J.J. Jones and defensive tackle Destiny Vaeao.

Claiborne started 30 Jets games over the past two seasons but is again set for free agency, barring an extension. He signed a one-year, $7MM deal to stay in the Big Apple in March. No extension talks are known to have taken place, and with a new coaching staff set to arrive, Claiborne’s place on the Jets may be less certain exiting this contract year than it was in 2017.

Enunwa’s four-year, $36MM deal makes him the highest-paid skill-position player the Jets have. He bounced back from a season-nullifying injury in 2017 to catch 38 passes for 449 yards this year, doing so despite dealing with more injuries in a 10-game slate.

The Jets acquired Bryant after he went undrafted in this year’s supplemental draft, guaranteeing $70K of his contract. He has spent the season on the practice squad.

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NFL Practice Squad Updates: 10/22/18

Today’s practice squad updates:

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

Washington Redskins

  • Signed: DB Jeremy Reaves

NFL Workout Updates: 10/16/18

Here’s the latest from the workout circuit. Links to veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer’s Twitter account, unless otherwise noted.

Chicago Bears

Cleveland Browns

Detroit Lions

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

Miami Dolphins

New York Jets

Philadelphia Eagles

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington Redskins

Minor NFL Transactions: 10/12/18

Today’s minor moves will be posted here:

Carolina Panthers

Cleveland Browns

Los Angeles Chargers

  • Waived: WR J.J. Jones

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

  • Waived off injured reserve: OT Cole Gardner

Chargers Sign 21 Undrafted Free Agents

The Chargers have agreed to terms with the following 21 undrafted college free agents:

  • Tony Brown, CB (Alabama)
  • B.J. Clay, CB (Georgia State)
  • Zachary Crabtree, T, (Oklahoma State)
  • Chris Durant, T (William & Mary)
  • Marcus Edmond, CB, (Clemson)
  • Brandon Facyson, CB, (Virginia Tech)
  • Zack Golditch, G, (Colorado State)
  • Bijhon Jackson, DT, (Arkansas)
  • Albert Havili, DE, (Eastern Washington)
  • D’Juan Hines, LB, (Houston)
  • Cole Hunt, TE, (TCU)
  • Tevin Lawson, DE, (Nicolls State)
  • Ben Johnson, TE, (Kansas)
  • J.J. Jones, WR, (West Georgia)
  • Anthony Manzo-Lewis, FB, (Albany)
  • Detrez Newsome, RB, (Western Carolina)
  • Steven Richardson, DT, (Minnesota)
  • Nic Shimonek, QB, (Texas Tech)
  • Trenton Scott, G, (Grambling State)
  • Kent Shelby, WR, (McNeese State)
  • Shane Tripucka, P, (Texas A&M)