Prior to the Jets game against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night, the team announced that TE Ryan Griffin has been placed on injured reserve and OL Brent Qvale has been activated.
Griffin signed a three-year, $10.8 million contract extension, with $4 million guaranteed on Nov. 23. This was his first season with the Jets, after spending six seasons with the Houston Texans from 2013 to 2018.
In 13 games this season, he had 34 receptions for 320 yards and a career-high five touchdowns. His best game came in Week 11 against the Washington Redskins, catching five passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' 34-17 win.
Griffin suffered an ankle injury on the Jets' first drive of the game during Week 14's win over the Miami Dolphins, and had already been ruled out against the Ravens.
Qvale returned to practice on Nov. 28 after suffering a knee injury in training camp that forced him to be placed on injured reserve. He has yet to play this season for the Jets after playing in 16 games (two starts) in 2018.
He went undrafted out of Nebraska in the 2014 NFL Draft, and signed with the Jets practice squad after getting a try-out with the team. He made the Jets' 53-man active roster in 2015 and has played in a total of 60 games since then.