C Ryan Kalil joined a long list of NY Jets players placed on injured reserve this season. Kalil, who came out of retirement to join the Gang Green, struggled with form throughout the season. He played only 43% of offensive snaps against the Pats in Week 7 and 55% against the Jags in Week 8 before missing the last two games due to a knee injury.
The Jets also lost TE Chris Herndon and OG Brian Winters to season ending injuries earlier this week.
Kalil, a 2-time All Pro and 5-time Pro Bowlers with the Panthers, was expected to considerably strengthten the shaky Jets offensive line. In reality, however, he just wasn't up to the task and should have stayed retired. According to ProFootballFocus, Kalil had the lowest performance grade of any Jets offensive starter. He was also ranked 30th among the league's 32 starting centers.
The Gang Green's offensive line has allowed 39 sacks in 9 games (2nd worst in the NFL) and has been horrendous at run blocking (3.2 yards/carry, also 2nd worst in the league).