The New York Jets have signed linebacker Albert McClellan after placing Avery Williamson on season-ending injured reserve.
The New York Jets experience a major setback this week, as starting linebacker Avery Williamson suffered tore his ACL. The injury occurred during the team’s second preseason game on Thursday against the Falcons in Atlanta. Williamson’s season has now ended before it even really started.
In addition to the Jets placing Williamson on injured reserve, the team signed veteran linebacker Albert McClellan on Saturday, per the team’s official Twitter account.
We have placed LB Avery Williamson on IR and signed LB Albert McClellan.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 17, 2019
McClellan, 33, originally went undrafted in 2010 out of Marshall University and signed with the Baltimore Ravens. He was a member of the Ravens from 2010-18. The Ravens released him on Sept. 1, 2018, then re-signed him on Sept. 17. They ultimately released him again on Oct. 30.
The New England Patriots signed McClellan on Nov. 6 of last year, where he finished the year with a Super Bowl title.
McClellan has two Super Bowl rings, as he also won one with Baltimore in February of 2013.
In 103 career games, McClellan has racked up 153 combined tackles with 12 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks.
The veteran will now get to work with and line up alongside linebacker C.J. Mosley, who he was teammates with in Baltimore from 2014-18.
The Jets won their last preseason game against the Falcons 22-10, with quarterback Sam Darnold playing much of the first half, finishing 5-for-7 with 46 yards. Gang Green’s leading rusher throughout the game was Ty Montgomery, who finished with seven carries for 36 yards (5.1 yards-per-carry) and a touchdown.
Their next preseason game will be at MetLife Stadium against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET.