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Jets Place RB Bilal Powell On IR, Sign S Ibraheim Campbell

Minnesota Vikings v New York Jets Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

The New York Jets have placed veteran running back Bilal Powell on the injured reserve list. Powell suffered a neck injury in last Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.

The loss of Powell for the season is a blow for the Jets offense. Powell had been in an equal time share with Isaiah Crowell at running back and had been performing well. He is the Jets best pass blocker at running back and most accomplished receiver out of the backfield. Second year back Elijah McGuire will be eligible to return from the injured reserve list after this week’s game against the Chicago Bears, and should eventually pick up much of the slack left by the loss of Powell. For the Bears game the Jets are down to Isaiah Crowell and rookie Trenton Cannon at running back. Second year running back De’Angelo Henderson is available on the practice squad if the Jets should wish to promote him for the game on Sunday. Powell is the second Jet placed on the injured reserve list in as many days, following the Jets placing safety Doug Middleton on injured reserve yesterday.

The Jets also signed veteran free agent safety Ibraheim Campbell. Campbell is a 5’ 11”, 210 pound strong safety out of Northwestern University. Campbell was originally selected by the Cleveland Browns with the 115th overall selection in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL draft. The Jets will be the fourth NFL team for Campbell in less than four seasons. He played the 2015 and 2016 seasons with the Browns, split the 2017 season between the Browns and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and started the 2018 season with the Dallas Cowboys. Campbell has played in a total of 42 games with 11 starts in three and a half seasons, compiling 68 tackles, one pass defended and one fumble recovery.