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Bilal Powell Placed on IR, Likely Finished as a Jet

Just when it seemed like the Jets injury situation couldn’t get much worse, it just did.  Running back Bilal Powell has been placed on injured reserve with a neck injury that he suffered in Sunday’s 37-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.  Sadly, that will probably be Powell’s last game as a New York Jet.

Coming up on 30 years old, Powell is in the final year of his contract on a team that’s in the midst of a youth movement. With that being the case, common sense would lead one to believe that Powell’s days in Green and White are over.  A harsh reality for the longest tenured player on the team who has been a consummate pro from the day he arrived.

Several times throughout his career, Powell was pushed aside in favor of inferior backs whose production fell short of that of Powell’s, but he never said a word.  Powell showed up every day, did his job as a runner, a receiver and a blocker, with more success than any casual fan is capable of understanding.

It’s a tough day for Jets fans and an even tougher one for Powell, whose class, work ethic and production will be difficult to replace.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

Glenn Naughton

Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.