James Carpenter Placed on Season Ending IR

According to NY Daily News Manish Mehta the Jets are placing LG James Carpenter on season ending IR with a shoulder injury, that will require surgery. This could be the last we see of Carpenter as a Jet with him expected to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. I like the James Carpenter deal when we brought him over from the Seahawks, he was reliable as he missed his first game in three plus seasons with the Jets last weekend. The Jets will fill this void by continuing to play Spencer Long in that spot, Long was originally brought in to be our center but started to struggle after he hurt a finger on his snapping hand. Believe it or not I thought Spencer Long played fairly well against the Patriots from the left guard position, I am interested in seeing how he fairs in this spot for the remainder of the year. If he plays well this could be one less position the Jets need to worry about along the offensive line heading into the offseason.

 

Picture courtesy of the NY Post

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