The New York Jets place Ahmad Gooden on the COVID-19 reserve list, while young running back Jalin Moore retires.
Another day of training camp brings another New York Jets player added to the COVID-19 reserve list.
Listed on the official NFL transaction report, as per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Ahmad Gooden has been placed on the dreaded 2020 list.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 29, 2020
Gooden, 24, is a 6-foot-2, 245-pound edge rusher out of Samford. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Denver Broncos in 2019. After finding himself waived late in the season, he caught on with the Jets practice squad in December.
Remember, the COVID-19 reserve list is not just for players who test positive for the disease. Athletes can be placed on the list if team doctors and/or officials believe he has been exposed to it.
The more shocking news of the day involves an early retirement. Jalin Moore, a 24-year-old running back, has officially called it quits.
The Appalachian State product was signed by the Jets as an undrafted free agent after the 2019 NFL draft. On Wednesday, he posted a message to his Instagram account, detailing why he came to this tough decision.
His senior year in college was shortened due to a devastating ankle injury that saw the joint both dislocated and broken. He spent the 2019 season on the non-football injury list and now rides into the sunset as another player the football gods sacrificed by way of injury.
“I hope I motivated as many kids as I could. I hope I gave all my younger cousins hope that they can make it out. I hope I made all my family and fans proud. I can’t lie and say this shit don’t hurt but I’m built for it all. I want to thank all the people in my life who helped get this far and all my true supporters who have been with me from the start ✌🏾 L O V E”