Jets Place OL Damien Woody on Injured Reserve;
Sign WR Turner to Active Roster, G Landolt to Practice Squad
January 12, 2010 – The New York Jets have placed OL Damien Woody on Injured Reserve, signed WR Patrick Turner to the active roster and G Dennis Landolt to the practice squad. The announcements were made by General Manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Woody (OL/6-3/327/Boston College/Beaverdam, VA) started 13 games at right tackle this season before missing the final three regular season games of the season due to injury. He returned and started at right tackle in the playoff game against Indianapolis. Over three seasons, Woody has started 45 regular season games and four postseason contests at right tackle. A first-round draft pick of the New England Patriots in 1999, he has played 173 regular season contests and eight postseason games over 12 seasons with the Jets, Detroit Lions and Patriots. Woody has started 76 games at center, 40 games at right guard and 50 games at right tackle during his career.
Turner (WR/6-5/220/Southern California/Nashville, TN) was signed to the practice squad on December 17, 2010, after being waived from the active roster on December 15, 2010. He has played five games with the Jets this season, where he has seen time on offense and special teams. Turner recorded his first two NFL catches this season. He originally joined the Jets on September 5, after being claimed off waivers from the Miami Dolphins. Turner entered the NFL as a third-round draft selection by Miami in the 2009 NFL Draft, where he saw action in two games as a rookie. He finished his collegiate career with 138 receptions for 1,752 yards and 17 touchdowns in four seasons at USC.
Landolt (G/6-4/306/Penn State/Burlington, NJ) was signed to the San Francisco 49ers practice squad on December 21, 2010, after being released from the New York Giants practice squad on October 19, 2010. He was originally signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent on April 25, 2010. A three-year starter at Penn State, Landolt played right tackle before moving to left tackle his senior season, where he was named first team All-Big Ten and third team Associated Press All-American as part of an offensive line that allowed just 17 sacks in 13 games.