The New York Jets have signed 29 year old linebacker Paul Worrilow and promoted 23 year old running back Josh Adams from the practice squad to the active roster. To make room for the two additions the Jets have placed cornerback Trumaine Johnson and wide receiver Josh Bellamy on injured reserve.
Worrilow, a 6’ 3”, 230 pound linebacker, last saw NFL action in the 2017 season with the Detroit Lions. Worrilow spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons before being signed as a free agent by the Lions. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles for the 2018 season but was placed on injured reserve in June 2018 before ever playing a snap for the Eagles. The Baltimore Ravens signed Worrilow in August 2019, but a day after he signed Worrilow announced his retirement from the NFL. In five NFL seasons Paul Worrilow has played in 72 games with 52 starts. He has accumulated 413 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 11 passes defended and 2 interceptions. The last year Worrilow played more than 25% of any team’s yearly defensive snaps was all the way back in 2015 with the Falcons.
After being placed on injured reserve, Trumaine Johnson and Josh Bellamy both may have played their last games with the Jets. Johnson’s $11 million 2020 salary becomes fully guaranteed if he is still on the roster on the third day of the new league year in March 2020. It is probably safe to assume the Jets will not let that happen. Bellamy has a $2.25 million unguaranteed salary in 2020. It is probably safe to assume the Jets will not be willing to use that cap space for a player who has extremely limited utility, limited to special teams duties at which he has not particularly excelled.