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Jets Place Davis, Van Roten And Jackson On IR, Make Flurry Of Other Roster Moves

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The New York Jets have placed guard Greg Van Roten and safeties Ashtyn Davis and Bennett Jackson on injured reserve. The three players will be eligible to return the final week of the season, but this probably ends each of their 2020 Jets seasons. With three players going on the injured reserve list, two players have been activated off the list. Cornerback Blessuan Austin and tight end Trevon Wesco return to active duty for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks. Austin is expected to start at cornerback. In a busy day of roster moves, the Jets also signed wide receiver Lawrence Cager and safety Saquan Hampton from the practice squad to the active roster. Finally, the Jets elevated linebacker Noah Dawkins and wide receiver Jaleel Scott from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday. Phew! That’s a lot of roster moves!

Greg Van Roten has started 12 games for the Jets at right guard and done a creditable job this season. He injured his foot last week against the Oakland Raiders in Week 13. Prior to the foot injury Van Roten had not missed a snap all year.

Ashtyn Davis injured his foot last week against the Raiders. In 10 games this season the rookie safety had 36 tackles, one tackle for loss, one pass defended and one fumble recovery.

Bennett Jackson injured his hamstring last week against the Raiders. He was promoted to the Jets active roster from the practice squad on November 3. Jackson saw little action with the Jets this season, playing just 48 special teams snaps all year.

Blessuan Austin injured his neck in practice last month and was placed on injured reserve on November 21. He has played in eight games this season and has 43 tackles, two tackles for loss, three passes defended and one forced fumble.

Trevon Wesco injured his ankle in practice last month and was placed on injured reserve on November 9. Wesco has had a forgettable 2020 for the Jets. In eight games Wesco has played 96 snaps and has one reception for 5 yards.

Lawrence Cager is up with the Jets for a second time this year. Cager injured his hamstring against the Broncos earlier in the year. The big rookie wide receiver has two receptions for 35 yards in 39 snaps this year.

Saquon Hampton was waived by the New Orleans Saints with an injury settlement in September. He was signed to the Jets’ practice squad on November 3. Hampton was originally drafted by the Saints in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL draft out of Rutgers. Hampton played in five games for the Saints as a rookie before he was placed on injured reserve.

Noah Dawkins was signed to the Jets practice squad on September 22. He was elevated to the active roster last week against the Raiders and had six snaps on special teams. Dawkins was originally signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent out of The Citadel in 2019. Dawkins was waived by the Bengals and caught on with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played in 10 games with Tampa Bay in 2019 and had 190 special teams snaps and four defensive snaps without registering a single stat.

Jaleel Scott was originally drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL draft out of New Mexico State. Scott was signed to the Jets’ practice squad on September 10. He spent his entire rookie year on injured reserve, then had one reception for six yards in three games with the Ravens in 2019.