Jets place RG Brian Winters on IR, promote DL Deon Simon


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have placed guard Brian Winters on injured reserve with an abdominal injury that he has been dealing with for most of the season.

They promoted defensive lineman Deon Simon from the practice squad on Wednesday to take Winters’ place. The Jets also announced that they have signed defensive lineman Francis Kallon to the practice squad.

Winters was injured in the second game of the season at Oakland and was sidelined the next week against Miami. He played through the injury the rest of the season until being scratched from New York’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers last Sunday.

Winters started 13 games at right guard for the Jets, who drafted him in the third round in 2013 out of Kent State.

Simon, a seventh-round pick out of Northwestern State in 2015, was among the Jets’ final cuts out of training camp.

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