Jets waive Bennett Jackson to get Luke Falk on active roster

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The Jets have known for some time that they were going to promote Luke Falk from the practice squad to serve as their backup quarterback against the Browns on Monday night and they got around to officially making that roster move on Monday afternoon.

Safety Bennett Jackson was placed on waivers with Falk making the jump to the 53-man roster. Jackson was a sixth-round pick by the Giants in 2014, tore his ACL in 2015 and got released in 2016 without appearing in a regular season game. He spent time on the Ravens practice squad last year and failed to make the Baltimore team out of camp this summer.

Jackson turned 28 on Monday and one would imagine he would have been fine with receiving a card rather than a pink slip. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports the Jets did post a tweet offering Jackson happy returns, but it was deleted later in the day.

Falk will back up Trevor Siemian on Monday night and will likely remain in that role until Sam Darnold is cleared to return from dealing with mononucleosis.

7 responses to “Jets waive Bennett Jackson to get Luke Falk on active roster

  1. Jets need to play smart with their quarterbacks these next three or four weeks, while they’re waiting for Darnold to return. They need to pull Siemian in situations where they have a comfortable lead. They really can’t afford a Redskins situation where they’re playing musical chairs with 3rd and 4th string quarterbacks because of bad luck.

  2. They could very well end up wishing they’d immediately put Darnold on IR. Gase seems absolutely positive he’ll be back quickly but that’s not how mono normally goes. He’d only have to be out two months for IR and if he is back before then I’m betting it’ll be only by a week or two.

  3. I think Darnold should go on IR, but time will tell.

    By the time he is ready to play, its not like the Jets are going to be chasing a playoff spot regardless–so lets make sure he is fully ready to go.

  4. Darnold doesn’t need too go too ir. The jets can carry him their is no need too end his season. I understand he needs time and 4 too 5 games will be enough time. Jay glazer reported yesterday he is feeling better and only lost 5 pounds and no more. So if he gets healthy and his strength back remember he is only 21 or 22. The jets just need too get one of these games and stay relevant until he is back

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