Jets sign LB B.J. Goodson, P Thomas Morstead; Mekhi Becton placed on Injured Reserve

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B.J. Goodson throws up peace sign in Browns jersey
B.J. Goodson throws up peace sign in Browns jersey

Due to injuries in Week 1, the Jets signed LB B.J. Goodson, S Jarrod Wilson, OL Isaiah Wilson, and P Thomas Morstead ahead of their Week 2 matchup with the New England Patriots.

New York lost T Mekhi Becton, rookie LB Jamien Sherwood, LB Blake Cashman, and P Braden Mann in the loss to the Carolina Panthers. So it forced GM Joe Douglas to bring in replacements already to make up their spots on the roster.

Becton, Mann, Cashman, and S Lamarcus Joyner were all placed on IR on Tuesday.

Goodson is someone who knows New York well, given his status as a fourth-round pick by the Giants back in 2016. He spent three seasons with Big Blue before moving on to Green Bay to play with the Packers in 2019.

Most recently, Goodson played 14 games (all starts) for the Cleveland Browns, where he totaled 91 tackles (two for loss), half a sack, six passes defended, two interceptions and one fumble recovery in 2020. He's known as a solid run stuffer that has the ability to cover as well, which should complement C.J. Mosley well.

As for Morstead, the long-time Saints punter was let go by the team back in March. He spent 12 seasons in New Orleans with an average of 46.5 yards per punt.

The Jets also worked out two former players for them in LB Avery Williamson and P Lachlan Edwards.