Today’s minor moves:
Las Vegas Raiders
- Waived from IR: G Lester Cotton
New York Giants
- Placed on IR: OLB Elerson Smith
New York Jets
- Released: S Will Parks
- Promoted from practice squad: RB Godwin Igwebuike
- Designated for return from IR: CB Lonnie Johnson
Igwebuike is being elevated for the second time this season. Starting rookie running back Kenneth Walker has returned to the lineup but running back and return man DeeJay Dallas missed a second straight week of practice, meaning Igwebuike will likely have return duties while backing up Walker and Travis Homer.
Smith will be undergoing surgery for a nagging bone spur, according to Dan Duggan of The Athletic. The surgery will necessitate a recovery period of about four months, so Smith’s 2022 campaign has come to an end.
Parks re-signed with the Jets this offseason after being claimed by the team last December and starting two games. Despite starting another game this season, Parks has spent most of time on special teams in 11 games this year.