Jets Place LB C.J. Mosley On IR, Claim DB Bennett Jackson

     

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the New York Jets have officially placed LB C.J. Mosley on injured reserve Tuesday and claimed DB Bennett Jackson off of waivers from the Ravens.

The Jets had held off on placing Mosley on injured reserve while he attempted to work his way back from a groin injury. However, at this point in the season, it makes sense to shut him down for the season and focus on a 2020 return. 

Mosley, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Ravens back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $8,788,002 rookie contract before the Ravens picked up his fifth-year option last year.

Mosley made a base salary of $8,718,000 for the 2018 season before signing a record five-year, $85 million contract with the Jets that includes $51M guaranteed during the offseason. 

In 2019, Mosley has appeared in two games for the Jets and recorded nine tackles, one interception returned for a touchdown, a fumble recovery and two pass defenses.

Jackson, 28, is a former sixth-round pick of the Giants back in 2014. He spent over two years in New York before he was waived at the start of the 2016 season and later signed to a futures contract by the Ravens last year. Baltimore waived Jackson coming out of the preseason and he was later claimed by the Jets.

New York waived him a few weeks into the regular season and re-signed him to their practice squad. The Ravens later signed him to their active roster before waiving him on Monday. 

In 2019, Jackson has appeared in four games for the Ravens and recorded three tackles and no interceptions.

 

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