Berrios to I.R.; Surgery for Fant & McGovern
The NY Jets announced a few roster moves yesterday and today. Kyle Philips has been activated and Braxton Berrios has been placed on I.R. The full injury report for Sunday appears below but Robert Saleh told the media that it doesn’t look like Elijah Moore will play against the Bills.
Saleh was also asked for clarity on the recovery timeline for George Fant and Connor McGovern he said:
I don’t have the exact number. They should be ready to go by OTAs. I don’t want to put a date on it, but their season is not in jeopardy, their offseason is not in jeopardy.
He was asked if both players were having surgery to which he answered:
Yeah, I think just clean-ups.
Braxton Berrios (5-9, 190) has played in all 16 games this season and has 46 receptions, 431 yards and 2 TDs. He also has 7 rushes for 40 yards and 2 rushing scores. Berrios also leads the NFL in kickoff return average at 30.4. He had a 102-yard return for a touchdown against the Jaguars in Week 16. The Jets acquired Berrios on waivers in 2019 after he was let go by the Patriots, who drafted him in the sixth round in 2018 out of Miami. He has 89 receptions, 940 yards and 5 touchdowns in 48 games (3 starts) with the Green & White.
Klye Phillips (6-4, 277) has played in 6 games this season after he was activated from the physically unable to perform list Nov. 17. He has 12 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 3 QB hits and 1 sack in 193 defensive snaps. He’s taken 23 snaps on special teams. Phillips had 11 tackles, 3 tackles for loss and 1 QB hit in seven games (three starts) in 2020. He signed with the Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and led the Green & White with 18 tackles for loss (coaches’ statistics) and made 52 tackles and had 1.5 sacks as a rookie.