Several members of the New York Jets’ 2016 draft class have seen increased roles in their second professional season. Wide receiver Charone Peake will not be one of them.
The Jets announced that they have placed Peake on injured reserve because of an ankle injury.
During his post-practice press conference, head coach Todd Bowles said that Peake, who has a high ankle sprain, could be a candidate to return from injured reserve.
Peake, a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, played 28 snaps through New York’s first three games, including a season-high 16 in its Week 3 victory against Miami. He had one catch for three yards against the Oakland Raiders.
The designation to injured reserve comes just two days after head coach Todd Bowles revealed that his x-rays came back negative.
Peake is under contract until 2019, but because he was a seventh-round pick, he has a very low cap hit and barely any dead money if the Jets opt to cut ties with the former Clemson Tiger.
As a corresponding move, the Jets signed former Saints running back Travaris Cadet. The 28-year-old veteran back has played in 63 games in his NFL career — mostly with New Orleans — and has been utilized mostly as a receiver. He has 840 career receiving yards and seven touchdowns to go along with 84 rushing yards.
The acquisition of Cadet may give insight as to Matt Forte’s toe injury, which held him out of Wednesday’s practice.