Jets place Jace Amaro on injured reserve

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The Jets had high hopes for tight end Jace Amaro as a receiver in his second NFL season, but they were put on ice Tuesday.

Amaro has been placed on injured reserve and will have surgery on the shoulder injury that’s kept him out of action this summer. The move strips the Jets of a target for Ryan Fitzpatrick and/or Geno Smith and robs Bills coach Rex Ryan of two chances to face Amaro after the tight end was critical of Ryan this offseason for the lack of accountability on the Jets last season.

Amaro had 38 catches for 345 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie. Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Davis are the veteran tight ends left on the roster, which may lead the Jets to look for another receiving option at the position as cuts are made this week.

The Jets also placed veteran defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson on injured reserve and waived cornerback Dashaun Phillips with an injured designation.