Jets TE/FB Josh Baker sustained a season ending knee injury in last night’s preseason game with the Carolina Panthers:
The Daily News has learned that TE Josh Baker is believed to have suffered at least a torn right ACL that will sideline him for the season. Baker is having a MRI on Monday morning to confirm the diagnosis.
Source: Manish Metha / NY Daily News
Baker was looking to have an increased role with the offense this season as he was capable of playing in the backfield or up close to the line, the h-back position. The Jets will be searching other team’s cuts to add depth as they are thin at TE and FB. The Jets even started using LB Nick Bellore at the FB spot during portions of practice.
UPDATE: The Jets have waived/injured Baker so once he clears waivers Baker will be put on season ending reserved/injured (IR).
Baker’s agent RT @howardshatskyJets waiving-injured TE Josh Baker. Revert 2 their IR List. Josh would like 2 thank Jets 4 the opportunity
— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) August 27, 2012