The Jets also signed WR Lucky Whitehead and RB Jahad Thomas from their practice squad, while placing RB Akeem Judd on injured reserve.
Forte said earlier this week that he’s been “playing on one leg” since the team’s Week 11 bye, but intends to continue his career next year.
It is worth mentioning that Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News expects the Jets to part ways with Forte this offseason. According to OverTheCap.com, New York would save $3 million in cap space by releasing him, while creating $1 million in dead money.
Forte, 32, is in the second year of a three-year, $12 million contract that contained $8 million guaranteed and a $3 million signing bonus. He is set to earn a base salary of $4 million this year, to go along with another $3 million in 2018.
This is the second time that the Jets have placed Forte on injured reserve in as many years.
In 2017, Forte appeared in 12 games for the Jets and recorded 381 yards on 103 attempts (3.7 YPC) and two touchdowns to go along with 37 receptions for 293 yards receiving and one touchdown. Pro Football Focus rates him as the No. 49 overall running back out of 58 qualifying players.