The Jets placed rookie wide receiver Shaq Evans on injured reserve Tuesday, when he had season-ending shoulder surgery (Jets, Aug. 19).
Rex Ryan said earlier this month the injury, sustained Aug. 5, was bad enough that season-ending IR was a possibility for Evans.
The Jets took Evans in the fourth round of May’s draft. He was the Bruins’ leading receiver in 2012 and 2013, when he was named All-Pac 12 honorable mention.
It’s been a tough month for Jets rookie receivers. Jalen Saunders, the other receiver the Jets took in the fourth round, had what was described as a “medical event’ while driving his car Friday morning. The team has been mum about the health of Saunders, who didn’t play against Cincinnati Saturday and is out for Friday’s game against the Giants.