FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets misplaced their prime blocking tight finish this week as a result of of a freak accident in the weight room, typifying their terrible season.
Whereas understanding Wednesday after follow, Eric Tomlinson dropped a weight on his foot, lacerated two toes and required surgical procedure, a supply advised ESPN.
The Jets did not announce the character of Tomlinson’s harm, however they positioned him on injured reserve Thursday. Needing an additional tight finish for the season finale in opposition to the New England Patriots, they re-signed Clive Walford, who was on their preseason roster.
Tomlinson was one of the few regulars on offense who made it by the primary 15 video games with out getting injured. Left deal with Kelvin Beachum and proper guard Brian Winters are the one starters to play in each recreation.
It has been that sort of 12 months for the Jets (Four-11), who possible will hearth coach Todd Bowles after the season.
Tomlinson was used primarily as a blocker, however he began 12 video games and performed 33 % of the offensive snaps. He completed with eight catches for 72 yards. He additionally was a beneficial contributor on particular groups.
“He is like our do-all man,” particular groups coordinator Brant Boyer stated Thursday. “He’ll undoubtedly be missed, and [he’s] an important, high quality individual, good skilled, hell of a man.”