American Football

Jets rookie La’Mical Perine and Sam Ficken placed on injured reserve

Jets fans clamoring to see more of rookie running back La’Mical Perine are going to have to wait a while.

The Jets placed Perine on injured reserve Tuesday after he suffered a high-ankle sprain in the loss to the Chargers on Sunday. Perine will miss at least three games. He is second on the team with 202 yards rushing and leads the team with two rushing touchdowns.

The Jets also placed kicker Sam Ficken on injured reserve. Ficken returned Sunday after missing three games with a groin injury, but missed two extra points against the Chargers. Sergio Castillo, who was 6-for-7 on field-goal tries in the games Ficken missed, will be the kicker again.

The Jets signed RB Josh Adams and TE Ross Travis to the active roster from the practice squad. Adams and Ty Johnson will now serve as Frank Gore’s backups with Perine sidelined. Adams appeared in two games early in the season for the Jets. He scored a touchdown in their Week 1 loss to the Bills. The Jets also re-signed QB Mike White to the practice squad.

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