Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Jets waive WR Turner, sign FB Hilliard
By Rich Cimini
Concerned about FB John Conner's hamstring injury, the Jets signed journeyman FB Lex Hilliard, who played two games with the Patriots earlier this season. Hilliard was drafted by the Dolphins in 2008, when Tony Sparano was the head coach.
To make room for Hilliard, the Jets released WR Patrick Turner, leaving themselves thin at the receiver position. They have only three healthy bodies -- Jeremy Kerley, Chaz Schilens and Clyde Gates. Rookie Stephen Hill missed the last game with a pulled hamstring and Santonio Holmes is out indefinitely with an undisclosed foot injury. Holmes is expected to miss multiple games, perhaps the rest of the season if it's determined to be the dreaded lisfranc injury.
Conner has been playing with a sprained MCL. On Sunday, he played just six snaps because of the hamstring. He could miss a couple of weeks, and he was the only fullback on the roster.
The Jets also waived DB Donnie Fletcher from the practice squad and re-signed WR Jordan White.