New York Jets finalize roster for Sunday’s Kansas City visit

Geoff Magliocchetti
New York Jets
ORCHARD PARK, NY – DECEMBER 29: A general view of a New York Jets helmet before a game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on December 29, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. Jets beat the Bills 13 to 6. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

The New York Jets have all hands on deck for their Week 8 visit to battle the Kansas Chiefs, announcing several roster moves on Saturday.

The New York Jets have announced several roster moves prior to their Sunday matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs (1 p.m. ET, CBS). ESM documents each and the impact they’ll have on Sunday’s daunting matchup…

Placed CB Bradley McDougald on injured reserve

McDougald, thus far the lone acquisition from the trade that sent Jamal Adams to Seattle, injured his shoulder should Sunday’s loss to Buffalo. He’s eligible to return, but third-round Ashtyn Davis will likely be called upon to handle increased duties, and possibly even veteran Matthias Farley, who has mostly been working on special teams. McDougald has started each of the Jets’ first seven games thus far, accumulating 36 tackles (including 10 against Indianapolis in Week 3) and two pass breakups.

Signed K Sergio Castillo

Sam Ficken was a limited returnee to practice this week, but his groin injury will keep him out for a second straight game. In his place once more will be the CFL/AAF/XFL veteran Castillo, who successfully converted a field goal and an extra point in his first substitute effort against the Bills last weekend.

Activated CB Arthur Maulet

Maulet’s second season with the Jets, one earned through a strong substitute effort last season, was paused when he suffered a groin injury in the Week 2 defeat to San Francisco. The cornerback is best known in green circles for scoring the Jets’ first touchdown in nearly three years at Gillette Stadium last season, when he recovered a muffed punt in the end zone during a Week 3 get-together.

Promoted WR Jaleel Scott and LB Bryce Hager

With Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman, the Jets called up the third-year receiver Scott from the practice squad. A former fourth-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens out of New Mexico State, Scott had one reception for six yards last season. Another injury, that to Blake Cashman, also might’ve led to the promotion of Hager, a veteran who entered the league with the artists formerly known as the St. Louis Rams. Hager made his New York debut last week against the Bills, earning one tackle.

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