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Salas To IR; Owusu To 53 Man Roster

The Jets have placed wide receiver Greg Salas on season ending injured reserve and have promoted wide receiver Chris Owusu to the 53 man roster.

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Greg Salas has been placed on season ending injured reserve after suffering a hamstring injury on his touchdown scoring run last Monday night.  Salas, a 6' 1", 206 pound backup wide receiver out of the University of Hawaii, was a 4th round draft pick of the St. Louis rams in 2011.  He has bounced around the NFL a bit, the Jets being his fourth NFL team.  Salas' rookie year was his best year in the NFL, when he caught 27 passes for 264 yards.  This year with the Jets Salas caught eight passes for 167 yards.  The touchdown he scored on Monday night was his first NFL touchdown.  Salas will be 27 years old and entering his fifth year in the NFL next year, and with Shaq Evans and Quincy Enunwa making a push for playing time, along with Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, Jeff Graham, Saalim Hakim, possibly Percy Harvin and any other receivers the Jets might draft, sign in free agency or trade for, this may well be the last we see of Salas in a Jets uniform.

Replacing Salas on the 53 man roster is wide receiver Chris Owusu, signed from the Jets' practice squad.  Owusu, a 24 year old, 6' 0", 195 pound wide receiver out of Stanford, was an undrafted free agent originally signed by Tampa Bay in 2012. Owusu had his best NFL season in 2013 with Tampa Bay when he caught 13 passes for 114 yards.  Owusu scored his only NFL touchdown earlier this year with Tampa Bay before they released him.