Veteran kick returner Josh Cribbs isn’t the only new member of the Jets roster.
Wide receiver Greg Salas will make the short trip from Philadelphia to the Jets’ facility in New Jersey after being signed off of the Eagles’ practice squad. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Salas was in the Eagles’ locker room on Tuesday when he found out that he’d be switching teams.
Salas was a fourth-round pick by the Rams in 2011 and had 27 catches in six games for them as a rookie. He was traded to the Patriots before last season and spent a few months on their practice squad before being claimed off of waivers by the Eagles.
The dual additions send a pretty bleak message for Clyde Gates’ chances of playing this weekend after suffering a shoulder injury against the Steelers as well as the chance of Santonio Holmes making his return from a hamstring injury. Those absences could lead to running back Chris Ivory seeing his desire to run the ball more often come true.
UPDATE 2:48 p.m. ET: The Jets announced the signing and placed Gates and running back Mike Goodson on season-ending injured reserve.