New York Jets safety Marcus Gilchrist and right tackle Breno Giacomini have been placed on injured reserve, thus ending each’s season.
The New York Jets placed safety Marcus Gilchrist and right tackle Breno Giacomini on injured reserve on Tuesday.
Gilchrist left Sunday’s game with a torn patella tendon in his knee. He will have surgery on his knee and go through months of rehab. Giacomini didn’t play on Sunday because of back, shoulder, and calf injuries. The right tackle started the season on the PUP list because of a back injury. He returned and played in five games and got hurt again. Jets coach Todd Bowles said that Giacomini will probably need surgery.
This season Gilchrist played in 13 games and had 55 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble, and three defended passes. Giacomini was rated by Pro Football Focus as the 62nd offensive tackle out of 78 qualifying players.
The Jets now have 12 players on injured reserve. They could start rookie Brandon Shell, who has no career starts, at right tackle in Saturday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, according to ESPN. Shell would be the Jets fourth right tackle this season. Giacomini, Ben Ijalana and Brent Qvale have started at that spot this season.
The Jets signed guard Craig Watts and safety Ronald Martin from the practice squad to fill in spots on the roster.
We have signed S Ronald Martin & OL Craig Watts to the active roster and placed S Marcus Gilchrist & RT Breno Giacomini on IR. pic.twitter.com/GPXjb6UzHw
— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 13, 2016