New York Jets: WRs Quincy Enunwa and Josh Bellamy placed on PUP list, among other roster moves

Geoff Magliocchetti
New York Jets
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The New York Jets placed two receivers on the PUP list on Tuesday, including Quincy Enunwa, whose New York career may be over.

The New York Jets announced on Tuesday that receiver Quincy Enunwa and Josh Bellamy have been placed on reserve/physically unable to perform list. New York also waived receiver Keon Hatcher, running back Jalin Moore, cornerback Kyron Brown, and defensive lineman Charles Tapper.

This marks the latest injury blow for Enunwa, who will turn 28 later this month. After inking a four-year, $36 million contract extension at the end of the 2018 season, the Nebraska alum missed all but one quarter of last year after suffering a neck injury during the Jets’ Week 1 tilt against Buffalo. This ailment came two years after bulging discs in his neck cost Enunwa the entire 2017 campaign. Enunwa has since been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, the same condition that forced New York Mets third baseman David Wright into an abbreviated career. Between the 2014 and 2016 seasons, Enunwa put up 1,172 yards on 80 receptions, respectively good for third and fourth in the Jets’ ledgers in that span.

With 2020 activity likely out of the question, Enunwa will nonetheless likely remain on the team, at least for this season. The Jets face $11.4 million in dead cap money if they release him now, but that number lowers to $3.6 million next year (and they will also save $6 million in cap space).

Bellamy signed a two-year, $5 million deal with the Jets last offseason. He partook in seven games, mostly on special teams, in his first Jets season, earning 20 yards on a pair of receptions before being placed on injured reserve with a shoulder ailment in early November. The Jets would save $2.25 million in cap space if they release Bellamy prior to June 1.

Of the players released, only Brown partook in regular season action in New York. Injuries pressed him into service in a Week 14 game against Miami, where he earned five tackles in a 22-21 Jets victory.

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