Jets OLB Dylan Donahue needs elbow surgery and is out for the season, head coach Todd Bowles said on Wednesday.
"It's tough, I mean, he played a hard game," Bowles said. "It's tough that it happened to him, but there's nothing you can do about it. He can get surgery and come back next year. It's tough for the kid, but he'll bounce back.
Donahue was placed on reserve/injured earlier on Wednesday, as the Jets signed DL Ed Stinson and OLB Obum Gwachum.
"From a [defensive] lineman standpoint, I don't think it matters," Bowles said of the transition Stinson and Gwachum have after playing in a similar system in Arizona. "It helps from a [linebacker] and secondary standpoint because of different coverages and the terminology. From a defensive lineman standpoint, you're going to be a three, a two or a one technique, or a nine or a seven so it doesn't matter as much. I've known Stinson. I don't know Gwacham as well. I have a little background with Stinson so that part helped."
Donahue, the Jets fifth-round pick in this year's draft, was injured while blocking on a punt return against the Jaguars Sunday. He tallied four tackles and four quarterback pressures in four games this season.
Stinson, a fifth-rounder by the Cardinals back in 2014, was waived from the IR on Sep. 13. He notched 26 combined tackles and one sack in 29 career games in three seasons.
Gwacham was a sixth-round pick by the Saints back in 2015 where has spent the past two seasons. In 10 games, he totaled eight tackles, 2.5 sacks, and one forced fumble. He was with the Saints in the preseason before being released.
The Jets also signed Freddie Bishop to their practice squad. Bishops was jumped back and forth between the team's active roster and practice squad for the past two seasons. The Western Michigan product has nine tackles in five career games.