The Jets have placed backup outside linebacker Troy Davis on injured reserve. Davis sustained a chest injury in Sunday’s 19-3 loss at Baltimore. The injury forced Davis to spend Sunday night in a Baltimore hospital. Davis was released from the hospital Monday.
Davis was injured when Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw plowed into him on a punt return. Upshaw was not penalized on the play.
Davis is an undrafted rookie from the University of Central Florida who spent most of the season on the practice squad before being elevated to the active roster Oct. 12.
"I know the NFL is really trying to clean up those kind of hits, the defenseless players and all that," Jets coach Rex Ryan said Monday. "It wasn't a penalty at the time, but it's certainly something where he got injured."
A member of the Jets' coaching staff strenuously objected after Davis was hit. While doing so, the coach obstructed an official who was running down the field. The Jets were penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct because of this obstruction.
Davis played almost exclusively on special teams, adding six snaps on defense in Week 9 against New Orleans and nine in Week 11 against Buffalo.