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Jets place OLB Josh Martin on IR with another concussion

October 1, 2018

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed outside linebacker Josh Martin on injured reserve after he suffered a second concussion in just over five weeks.

Martin was projected as a starter this season on defense, but sat out the first three games after injuring his head during the Jets’ third preseason game against the Giants on Aug. 24. He made his regular-season debut Sunday at Jacksonville, but left with a concussion.

Coach Todd Bowles says it’s “definitely alarming” for Martin, also a special teams standout, to have two concussions in such a short time.

Defensive lineman Bronson Kaufusi was promoted from the practice squad to take Martin’s place. He was a third-round pick of Baltimore in 2016 out of BYU and was among the Ravens’ final cuts last month.

The Jets also signed former Patriots linebacker Harvey Langi to the practice squad. Langi was an undrafted free agent out of BYU last year. He played in one game for New England before being placed on the reserve/non-football injury list with serious injuries after he and his wife were among five people hurt when their vehicle was hit by another car.

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