Jets put Jermaine Cunningham on IR

The Jets put  Jermaine Cunningham on the injured reserve, ending his season, with an Achilles injury.

“Jermaine has an Achilles that’s going to require surgery, so he’ll be out for the year with that,” head coach Rex Ryan said Monday. “That’s obviously bad news there for us. The young man was really coming on. We’re certainly going to miss him.”

To replace Cunningham on the roster, the Jets signed lineman Bruce Campbell. He was in camp with the Jets for a tryout over the summer.

Campbell (6’7″, 314) is a 26-year-old tackle out of Maryland who was selected by Oakland in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2010 draft. He played 14 games for the Raiders in 2010-11 before being traded to Carolina in 2012. He then played five games for the Panthers in 2012 but was waived/injured a year ago.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

While Campbell might replaced Cunningham’s roster spot, he can’t replace the role that Cunningham could have served.  Cunningham was always an upside addition for this roster, so more sub-package work will fall back to Quinton Coples, Jason Babin and Calvin Pace.  This also opens an opportunity for Trevor Reilly to sneak up the roster and make a fraction of the contributions that Cunningham otherwise might have.

No matter what happens, come cutdowns the Jets might be in the market for another outside linebacker.




11 comments
Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones

Oh I could just see it now...the interview following a patriots loss to the New York Jets!

Bruce Campbell walks up to the sideline reporter as Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are being interviewed following the dominating loss inflicted upon them by the Sons of Anarchy...

Bruce says loudly: "Bunch of bitchy little girls"!!

HAHAHAHAHAHA

tsjc68
tsjc68

Matt Patricia: Looks like the Jets cut Jermaine Cunningham.

Bill Belichick: LET US CLAIM HIM.

Matt Patricia: But he ripped up his achilles, he's out for the year.

Bill Belichick: ALL THE BETTER CLAIM HIM I MUST HAVE HIM.

Matt Patricia: You know we just cut Cunningham last year, right?

Bill Belichick: NO I HAD FORGOTTEN BUT NOW I REMEMBER.

Matt Patricia: You said he hadn't progressed enough and wanted him gone.

Bill Belichick: THAT IS RIGHT I HATE HIM VERY MUCH BUT REX CUT HIM SO NOW I WANT HIM AGAIN CLAIM HIM AT ONCE.

Matt Patricia: I dunno, man, maybe we should let this one slide.  I know you love violating the gentleman's agreement and claiming injured guys from competitors, but maybe we don't need to go down the Jermaine Cunningham road again. 

Bill Belichick: ALRIGHT FINE YOU WIN PATTY YOU BEARDED BUTTFACE NO CLAIMING OF THE CUNNINGHAM.

Matt Patricia: Okay, Bill, I'll see you tomorrow morning.  Have a good night.  Your oils are in the cabinet like you requested.

Bill Belichick: WAIT I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION FOR YOU.

Matt Patricia: What's that?

Bill Belichick: JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM IS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IS HE NOT?

Matt Patricia: (sighs)... Yes, Bill, he i--

Bill Belichick: LET US CLAIM HIM AT ONCE DO IT NOW I WILL CALL URBAN AND LET HIM KNOW.


... aaaaaaaand, SCENE!

a57se
a57se

The "Army of Darkness" has returned!!!

Pete 57
Pete 57

If they allow him to play with that sick metal hand he made for himself, we may have something.

Bent
Bent moderator

Campbell was once traded for Mike Goodson.


Full scouting report BGA to follow later.

jsadolph
jsadolph

@Pete 57 

It's hard to get called for holding when your are using a chainsaw.

jsadolph
jsadolph

@Bent 

Al davis did like his players fast.  Whether they could play or not.

#combineheroes