Jets place S Marcus Maye on season-ending injured reserve

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed safety Marcus Maye on injured reserve, ending an injury-plagued season for the 2017 second-round draft pick.

Maye played in just six games because of various ailments, the most recent being thumb and shoulder injuries. After a solid rookie season, he missed the first three games this year with a foot injury. Maye broke his right thumb in Week 6 and sat out just one game despite having a pin inserted into his hand. He then missed New York’s 27-13 loss to New England last Sunday.

Coach Todd Bowles said during the week that surgery could be an option for Maye, who had a franchise-record 104-yard interception return against Denver in Week 5. It also set the NFL mark for the longest INT return without scoring.(

Cornerback Darryl Roberts is expected to start Sunday at Tennessee in Maye’s safety spot for the second straight week.

The Jets also announced Saturday that they signed cornerback Jeremy Clark from the practice squad. He was a sixth-round pick out of Michigan last year.