Knee injury derails Jets LB Barnes

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The New York Jets placed linebacker Antwan Barnes on injured reserve after he suffered a knee injury in Monday night's victory over the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced Wednesday.

Linebacker Ricky Sapp was elevated to the active roster to take Barnes' place.

The oft-injured Barnes is in his first season season with the Jets. He had two sacks and three tackles in four games as part of the team's linebacker rotation and nickel packages.

The eight-year veteran played for the San Diego Chargers in 2012 and suffered a late-season hamstring injury that forced him to go on IR He has played in all 16 regular-season games just once during his career.

"Just want to take the time to thank everyone who is supporting me through this spirits is still high and I will be back..#Jetpride," Barnes tweeted.

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