Jets elevate WR Turner, release DL Gilbert

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 6:32 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Jets have released DL Jarron Gilbert and signed WR Patrick Turner from their practice squad, giving the team more depth at a position of need.

Starting WR Jerricho Cotchery is suffering from a groin injury and is likely to miss the team's Week 11 game vs. the Texans. New York typically has only four active wide receivers, with one of them being Brad Smith, who takes most of his snaps on special teams and as the quarterback in the team's version of the "Wildcat" formation. If active vs. Houston, Turner will be the Jets' third WR, behind Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes.

Turner, a third-round pick of the Dolphins in 2009, was signed by New York to its practice squad earlier this season. He has yet to make a catch in his professional career.

The way we see it

Promoting Turner to the active roster means Cotchery's injury is serious and he'll likely miss the two games in the next week — Week 11 vs. Houston and Week 12 vs. the Bengals on Thanksgiving night. Gilbert, another 2009 third-round pick dumped by his original team (the Bears), had not been active on game day since the Jets signed him at the end of training camp.