Jets Place RB Bilal Powell On IR With Possible Career-Ending Neck Injury


Jets HC Todd Bowles told reporters on Wednesday that RB Bilal Powell will undergo surgery for a neck injury that’s similar to the one sustained by WR Quincy Enunwa last year, per Manish Mehta.

Bowles added that it’s “possible” this could be a career-ending issue for Powell.

The New York Jets announced Wednesday that they’ve placed RB Bilal Powell on injured reserve and signed S Ibraheim Campbell to a contract.

Powell, 29, 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 stands to make a base salary of $4 million for the 2018 season and is in line to be an unrestricted free agent next year.

In 2018, Powell has 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.

Campbell, 26, is a former fourth-round pick of the Browns back in 2015. He was in the third year of his four-year, $2,792,008 contract and set to make a base salary of $615,000 when Cleveland decided to waive him with an injury settlement.

The Browns waived Campbell with an injury designation and he later reverted to injured reserve after clearing waivers. He signed on with the Texans back in December but was among their final roster cuts.

The Cowboys claimed him off waivers from the Texans but cut him loose a month later.

In 2017, Campbell appeared in nine games and recorded 18 tackles, one fumble recovery and a pass defense. He has played in four games this year but has not recorded any statistics.

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