The Jets’ bad injury luck continues as wide receiver Elijah Moore has been placed on injured reserve. Connor Hughes broke the story.
BREAKING: The #Jets are placing WR Elijah Moore on the injured reserve, per sources.— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) December 11, 2021
Moore missed practice all week with a quadricep injury. It comes at an unfortunate time as the rookie receiver had been improving over the second half of the season. Moore had five touchdown receptions in the last five games and had the first 100 yard game of his career a few weeks back against Miami. Last week against the Eagles he had 6 catches for 77 yards, his best performance to date with Zach Wilson under center.
Elijah would be eligible to return for the final two weeks of the season, but it seems plausible this could be the end of a promising rookie season.
The Jets made other roster moves on Saturday.
#Jets roster moves:— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) December 11, 2021
Activated from IR: CB Brandin Echols.
Placed on IR: WR Elijah Moore
Elevated from PS: WR Vyncint Smith, WR D.J. Montgomery, DE Ronnie Blair and TE Dan Brown.
Echols is the most notable player on this list. He started the first nine games before suffering a quad injury against Buffalo in November.