Jets place RT Brandon Shell on IR with knee injury
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed right tackle Brandon Shell on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury.
Shell was hurt last Saturday in the Jets’ loss to Houston. He was carted off the field in the third quarter after left guard Spencer Long rolled into his left leg. Shell immediately grabbed at his knee as trainers ran onto the field to check on him.
Coach Todd Bowles wouldn’t provide details Wednesday as to the nature of Shell’s injury, other than to say it was “pretty bad.” He also says the offensive lineman will need surgery.
Shell started 29 games over the past three seasons since being drafted in the fifth round out of South Carolina. He’s the great-nephew of Pro Football Hall of Famer Art Shell.
The Jets also claimed linebacker Emmanuel Lamur off waivers from Oakland to take Shell’s spot on the active roster.
Lamur has 193 tackles in seven NFL seasons, most recently with the Raiders after stints with Minnesota and Cincinnati.