The Jets have placed cornerback Morris Claiborne, wide receiver Quincy Enunwa and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis on injured reserve and activated defensive back Brandon Bryant, wide receiver J.J. Jones and defensive tackle Destiny Vaeao to the active roster.
In his second season with the Jets, Claiborne led the team with 14 pass defenses. The seventh-year veteran also registered two interceptions, one of which he returned for his first career pick-six against the Colts in Week 6, and finished third on the team with 56 tackles.
Enunwa, who inked a multi-year extension with the Green & White Friday, has missed the past two games with an ankle injury. In 11 games this season, the 6’2”, 225-pounder averaged 11.8 yards on his 38 receptions and had one touchdown. Returning to the lineup after missing the entire 2017 campaign, Enunwa led the team in receiving yards on five occasions.
Pierre-Louis, a core special teamer, played in nine games for the Green & White and tallied seven tackles on defense, one sack, two quarterback hits and one forced fumble. He also added seven special teams stops and blocked a punt in Week 13 against the Titans.
Bryant signed with the Jets in July after he wasn’t selected in the supplemental draft. In the preseason, the 5’11”, 207-pounder totaled nine tackles and one pass defense. The Mississippi State product recorded five interceptions and 157 tackles in three seasons with the Bulldogs while appearing in 37 games.
Jones, who was signed with the Jets’ practice squad in October, originally signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent this year and earned a spot on their 53-man roster.
Added to the Green & White’s practice squad in November, the 6’4”, 299-pound Vaeao appeared in six games this season for the Eagles and made three starts before he was waived/injured. A Washington State product, Vaeao originally signed with Philadelphia after the 2016 draft and recorded 27 tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble in 33 games.