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Jets Place Guard Carpenter On IR

November 28, 2018 - 2:25 pm
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (WFAN) -- The Jets placed guard James Carpenter on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday. 

Carpenter suffered a shoulder injury that kept him out of last week's game against the Patriots. Prior to that, he had started 58 consecutive games since signing with the Jets as a free agent before the 2015 season. Carpenter has been bothered by the shoulder issue since the Vikings game in Week 7.

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Carpenter, 29, is set to become a free agent after the season.

With Carpenter out of the lineup last week, the Jets shifted center Spencer Long to left guard and started Jonotthan Harrison at center.

The Jets promoted guard Ben Braden from the practice squad to fill Carpenter's roster spot. The 6-foot-6, 329-pound Braden went undrafted coming out of Michigan in 2017 and has spent the past two seasons on the Jets' practice squad.

The Jets also announced they've signed running back Mark Thompson to the practice squad. The 6-foot-2, 239-pound University of Florida product was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Ravens this year and was briefly signed to Baltimore's practice squad. He rushed for 596 yards and five touchdowns while averaging 4.7 yards per carry in 19 career games in college.