The Jets have activated LB Jarrad Davis from injured reserve and released S Jarrod Wilson. The team has also signed LB Noah Dawkins to the active roster and elevated QB Josh Johnson and DE Jabari Zuniga from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday's game against the Bengals.
Davis (6-1, 245) was designated to return to practice earlier this week. He sustained an ankle injury against the Packers in training camp and was placed on injured reserve Sept. 1. Davis, who signed with the Green & White in the offseason after four seasons in Detroit, played in 14 games (4 starts) for the Lions in 2020 and had 46 tackles (1 tackle for loss), 0.5 sacks and 2 FF. A first-round pick in 2017 out of Florida, he has 305 career tackles, 19 TFLs, 10.5 sacks, 7 FF and 9 pass defenses.
Wilson (6-2, 210) appeared in four games this season with the Jets and had 9 tackles and 1 TFL. A Michigan product, Wilson originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016 and has 197 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles in 79 games (32 starts).
Dawkins (6-1, 215) was also elevated for last week's game against the Patriots and had 2 tackles on 14 snaps. He also had 16 special teams snaps. Dawkins signed with the team's practice squad Oct. 9 after he was a final cut in September. He spent time on the Jets' P-squad last season before being elevated to the active roster in December and taking 50 special teams snaps. He also played in 10 games for the Buccaneers in 2019.
Johnson (6-3, 219) was signed to the Jets' practice squad Sept. 1 after signing with the team in August. He completed 7-of-8 passes in the Green & White's preseason finale for 73 yards and 1 TD for a 144.3 rating. He has made 16 previous stops in the NFL before joining the Jets with 13 different NFL franchises, including his most recent stay with San Francisco last season where he overlapped with Jets head coach Robert Saleh. Johnson has appeared in 33 regular-season contests and made eight starts.
Zuniga (6-3, 264) was a final cut and re-added to the practice squad Sept. 2. Drafted by the Jets in the third round in 2020 out of Florida, he played in 8 games his rookie season and had 5 tackles. Zuniga, who was slowed in training camp with a knee injury, appeared in 42 games (27 starts) for the Gators and totaled 118 tackles, 34.5 TFLs and 18.5 sacks.