INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 22: La'Mical Perine #22 of the New York Jets stretches into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Inglewood, California.
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The New York Jets have placed running back La’Mical Perine and kicker Sam Ficken on injured reserve following the Chargers loss.

At best, rookie La’Mical Perine has three games remaining this season. The New York Jets have placed the rookie running back on IR, per the team’s communications department.

The Tuesday move means the Florida product will miss at least the next three games.

Perine, 22, was drafted in the fourth round of Joe Douglas‘s first draft as the Jets front office boss. He was looked to when Le’Veon Bell was released, and over the last several games, has seen his workload increase.

This past Sunday, he scored his second career touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers before injuring his ankle. It turned out to be a high-ankle sprain, the worst of all ankle sprains. From that regard, this move doesn’t come as a surprise.

Through nine games, Perine has collected 202 yards and two scores on the ground on a 3.7 yards per carry average.

Additionally, kicker Sam Ficken was also placed on IR. Ficken missed multiple games with a right groin injury only to return to action with a thud. He missed two of his three extra-point attempts against Los Angeles.

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In-season addition Sergio Castillo is expected to kick for the Jets once again.

Tight end Ross Travis and running back Josh Adams have been signed to the active roster in order to offset the loss of Perine and Ficken. Veteran Frank Gore and Ty Johnson are expected to carry much of the load in the backfield while Perine rests on the shelf.


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