The Jets waived tight end Josh Baker after he suffered a season-ending knee injury in Sunday night's loss to the Panthers.
The Daily News first reported on Monday morning that Baker suffered at least a torn right ACL that will sideline him for the season. Baker had a MRI on Monday to confirm the diagnosis. His agent, Howard Shatsky, later twetted the the Jets were waiving Baker.
"The NY Jets r waiving-injured TE Josh Baker, he'll revert 2 their IR List. Josh would like 2 thank the Jets 4 the opportunity they gave him," Shatsky tweeted.
Baker suffered the injury in the end zone when a Carolina defensive back Josh Norman's helmet collided with Baker's knee. He was down for several minutes before getting helped off the field without being able to put weight on his leg.
"Thanks for everyone's prayers," Baker tweeted on Sunday night. "My road has never been easy just another speed bump."
It's a fairly important injury for offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, who planned on using mutliple tight end sets this season.
Procedural move. You can't put a non-vested player with fewer than 4 years experience on IR in preseason without passing him through waivers first. Hopefully, he clears waivers and reverts to IR for the year to rehab while getting paid.
Sucks for him, he was looking good late last year and so far this preseason.