The Jets placed guard Alex Lewis on the exempt/left squad checklist on Friday.
Lewis left Thursday’s note with a head injury. It is unclear if this designation is associated. The exempt/left squad designation permits a group to initiating a roster predicament for a player without outright chopping him or inserting him on an injury checklist. Various teams bear archaic this in the previous for players contemplating retirement. The Bengals did this with guard Christian Westerman in 2019.
Lewis can no longer signal with one other group whereas on this checklist, however he can return to the Jets.
Lewis missed some time in 2020 on the non-soccer injury checklist whereas trying to accumulate scientific relief, however he returned to the group on the cease of the season. He was once a capacity cap casualty this offseason however took a pay nick in Could well additionally honest. That decreased his salary from $5.8 million to $3 million and voided the closing 12 months of his deal in 2022.
Lewis misplaced his initiating job to rookie Alijah Vera-Tucker, however the traditional obtained first-group reps the outdated two days whereas the first-round bewitch dealt with an injury of his agree with.
The Jets additionally announced that address George Fant has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 checklist. Fant went on the checklist on July 27 after Gang Green reported for coaching camp.