The Jets have placed RB Le'Veon Bell, WR Denzel Mims and ILB Blake Cashman on injured reserve. The club also announced the signing of RB Kalen Ballage.
Bell, who rushed 6 times for 14 yards in Week 1 against the Bills, had two receptions in Buffalo for 32 yards. He sustained a hamstring injury late in the opening half when he was hauled down by Bills defender A.J. Klein from behind on a passing play. Klein was called for holding and Bell landed awkwardly to the turf. He appeared in a few snaps in the second half but was pulled from the game.
Cashman, a second-year 'backer from Minnesota, started at the Will position next to Neville Hewitt on Sunday. Cashman exited the season opener early in the first quarter with a groin injury and was replaced by Harvey Langi. In extended action, Langi finished with 6 tackles and 1 PD.
An inactive in Week 1, Mims, a second-round pick from Baylor, didn't participate in team drills throughout training camp because of a hamstring injury. He returned to practice last week but injured his other hamstring and was ruled out last Friday.
Bell, Mims and Cashman will all miss Weeks 2-4 (vs. 49ers, at Colts, vs. Broncos) and will be eligible to return in three weeks. The Ballage signing comes after he failed a physical a couple of weeks ago with the Green & White, rescinding a trade that would have sent Miami a conditional draft pick for the former Dolphins RB. Ballage, 6-2, 231, played under Adam Gase as a rookie and averaged 5.3 yards per carry on 36 rushes in 2018. He attended college at Arizona State and returned kicks for the Sun Devils, averaging 22.1 yards a return.