Jets Make Roster Moves: Ainge, McKnight

The New York Jets announced a few roster moves tonight.  One of them is a cause for concern as rookie running back Joe McKnight was placed on the Active Non-Football injury list.  He failed his conditioning test and this comes after his much publicized vomiting episode during OTAs.

The Jets might be sending McKnight a message.  Clearly though, he needs to take make a good impression sometime soon.  The 4th round draft pick out of USC is being counted on to win the 3rd running back spot and replace Leon Washington.


Running back Joe McKnight, a fourth round pick from USC, was placed on the Active Non-Football injury list after failing his conditioning test. McKnight, who battled cramping and dehydration at the Jets’ rookie minicamp, won’t be able to practice with the team until he passes the test but still is considered active and thus will be part of the club’s 80-man training camp roster.

Erik Ainge was placed on the Reserve non-football list with an illness (undisclosed).

The Jets will head to the practice field Monday without QB Erik Ainge. The third-year passer, originally a fifth-round selection from Tennessee in 2008, was placed on the Reserve Non-Football list with an undisclosed illness. After signing veteran Mark Brunell on Wednesday, the on-field QB stable at the beginning of next week will include Mark Sanchez, Brunell, Kellen Clemens and Kevin O’Connell.

Erik Ainge has his work cut out for him to win the 3rd QB spot now that Mark Brunell is with the Jets.

This Article Was Written By Phil Sullivan

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