New York Jets wide receivers Quincy Enunwa and Josh Bellamy were placed on the season-ending PUP list Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the New York Jets placed both wide receivers on the season-ending PUP list, the team’s official Twitter account announced.
We have placed WR Quincy Enunwa and WR Josh Bellamy on Reserve/PUP.
We have also waived DE Charles Tapper, RB Jalin Moore, CB Kyron Brown and WR Keon Hatcher.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) May 5, 2020
Enunwa, 27 (will turn 28 later this month), has sat out far more games than he’s played over the course of his six-year NFL career.
Playing 41 of a possible 96 games (41 of a possible 112 when including 2020), Enunwa’s finest season came in 2016. It’s no surprise; that campaign marks the first and only time he played a full 16 contests. Going for 857 yards and 4 touchdowns on 58 receptions, Enunwa backed up a solid No. 4 wide receiver-role season the year prior under Chan Gailey.
Since Gailey’s departure in 2017, the man just hasn’t recaptured the same form.
The greatest conversation surrounding Enunwa—other than the injuries—is his exorbitant contract. The four-year, $36 million contract signed in the 2018 offseason (Mike Maccagnan) includes $6 million guaranteed this coming season. Cutting the man would actually cost the Jets money rather than provide for a savings. All told, he will earn a cool $20.25 million in guarantees.
Bellamy, 30, was signed by Maccagnan last offseason, mainly as a special teamer who stars as a gunner on the punt team. In just 7 games, the veteran could muster just 2 grabs for 20 yards, one of which was a 15-yard job in Week 1 against Buffalo.
Of course, it’s the neck that’s plagued Enunwa over the last few seasons. He missed the entire 2017 season due to neck surgery and reinjured it early last year.
Bellamy’s issue revolves around a shoulder.