Free Agent RB Bilal Powell Fully Cleared From Neck Injury


According to Ian Rapoport, former Jets and current free agent RB Bilal Powell has been fully cleared from a neck injury that ended his 2018 season. 

The injury was thought at one point to be potentially career-ending, but Powell wrote in a letter to teams he was, “really looking forward to getting back to work.”

Powell suffered the neck injury in Week 7 of the 2018 season and underwent surgery shortly afterward. 

Powell, 30, is a former fourth-round pick of the Jets back in 2011. He played out the final year of his rookie contract before agreeing to a three-year, $11.25 million deal that included $6 million guaranteed with the Jets.

Powell made a base salary of $4 million for the 2018 season and is currently an unrestricted free agent.

In 2018, Powell appeared in seven games for the Jets and rushed for 343 yards on 80 carries (4.3 YPC) to go along with 11 receptions for 110 yards receiving and one touchdown.

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