The Jets made a number of minor moves to start the week:
Roster moves:— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 28, 2020
- Activated DE Jabari Zuniga off IR
- Designated LB Patrick Onwuasor to return to practice
- Placed DE Kyle Phillips on IR
- Restored WR Lawrence Cager to the practice squad
- Released QB David Fales from the practice squad
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The Zuniga move was inevitable even without the Phillips injury because he had to be activated this week or revert to season-ending injured reserve. Phillips has been confirmed as out for the season.
Onwuasor can return to the roster as soon as this Sunday, for the Patriots game or after the bye week. He might not necessarily play this weekend. The Jets already protected Bryce Hager who was activated off the practice squad on Sunday, so may be planning to do the same again.
Cager's return is welcome but the Jets have more depth at the receiver positions now, so it's perhaps unlikely he'll get another chance to play this year. The practice time will be valuable though.
Finally, Fales is no longer needed now that Sam Darnold and Joe Flacco are finally both healthy at the same time.