The New York Jets announced Tuesday that running back Curtis Martin will start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform List. The Jets also activated center Trey Teague from the Physically Unable to Perform List and placed defensive tackle Tui Alailefaluela on Injured Reserve. The announcements were made by Jets' General Manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Martin, 33, is the fourth-leading rusher in NFL history with 14,101 yards on 3,518 carries. The former University of Pittsburgh star is in his ninth season with the Jets, having joined the team as a restricted free agent in March of 1998. With the Jets, Martin has established Club records in nearly every rushing category, including: rushing yards (10,302), rushing attempts (2,560), rushing touchdowns (58), 100-yard rushing games (43), and yards from scrimmage (12,741).
Teague, 31, is an eight-year veteran of the National Football League who spent the previous four seasons (2002-05) with the Buffalo Bills. He signed with the Jets as an unrestricted free agent on April 12, 2006.
Alailefaleula (6-4, 350), was a four-year letterman for the Washington Huskies, splitting time over the course of his collegiate career between the offensive and defensive lines.