The NY Jets have announced that James Carpenter has been placed on I.R.
The Jets have placed starting left guard James Carpenter on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. They also have signed G Ben Braden from the practice squad to the active roster and have signed RB Mark Thompson to their practice squad.
Carpenter, the 25th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Alabama by Seattle, had been an iron man in the Jets lineup since signing as an unrestricted free agent from the Seahawks in 2015. He started all 58 games from the ’15 season opener against Cleveland through Game 10 against Buffalo this season. He was in for every offensive play in 2017 and played in 97% of the Jets’ snaps since 2015 (3,759 of 3,874 plays).
We've activated OL Ben Braden and placed LG James Carpenter on IR.
RB Mark Thompson has been signed to the practice squad.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) November 28, 2018
Braden (6’6″, 329) signed as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan after the 2017 draft and spent all of last season on the Jets’ practice squad. He signed a reserve/future deal on Jan. 1 this year and made it through to the regular season on the active roster. But he was deactivated for the Detroit opener, was waived on Sept. 12 and was re-signed to the practice squad two days later.
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