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Larry Izzo Goes to IR

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Larry Izzo was placed on injured reserve today.

The New York Jets have placed linebacker and special-teams ace Larry Izzo on injured reserve with a back injury.

The Jets have also signed linebacker Josh Mauga and center Michael Parenton to the practice squad.

Izzo, who signed a one-year deal with the Jets in the offseason, was tied with Eric Smith for the team lead with 18 special-teams tackles. He has 275 special-teams tackles in 200 games with New York, New England and Miami.

 

I think the stats are a bit deceiving here. I found Izzo's play very disappointing. Sure, he made some tackles, but there were also a lot of errors a guy with the reputation of veteran special teams ace shouldn't make from foolish penalties to his missed tackle on Ted Ginn that turned into a touchdown. I wouldn't be too upset if he wasn't back in 2010.