The Jets have placed wide receivers Quincy Enunwa and Josh Bellamy on the reserve/PUP list, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed on Tuesday.
The timing of the moves is interesting because players don't have to be placed on the PUP list until before training camp, which is still months away. But their season, with the Jets at least, is over.
Enunwa's status with the team has been up in the air this offseason due to missing all but one game in 2019 because of yet another neck injury. He's had three total neck surgeries, and his future career is in doubt.
He also revealed at the end of last season that he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, though he didn't require surgery to fix that.
"It's unfortunate what's going on, there's not much I can really do about it, though," he said at the time. "It's one of those things where I was kind of like born this way I guess, that's what I found out."
Back in 2017, Enunwa missed the entire year to undergo a very serious neck surgery. Though many questioned if he'd retire, Enunwa returned to the field in 2018 and played decently. After playing in 11 games, the Jets were confident enough to sign him to a four-year extension worth $36 million.
But that doesn't seem like a good deal at all for ex-GM Mike Maccagnan. Enunwa won't play in 2020 and is still owed $6 million. There is an opt-out in the deal after this season with a $9.6 million dead cap hit.
A former sixth-round pick out of Nebraska, Enunwa has 1,617 total yards with the Jets over five seasons. His breakout year came in 2016 when he had 857 yards on 58 receptions while hauling in four touchdowns. It's been tough sledding since then.
As for Bellamy, he had to land on Injured Reserve with a shoulder injury that was bothering him since Week 6. It's a pretty significant deal if he's going to miss all of 2020, and many thought he would simply be a cap casualty with the Jets able to save money if they cut him. He was rarely featured on the field for the Jets last season despite playing in seven games.
Bellamy was set to make $2.25 million in the second year of the $5 million deal he signed last season.
These two losses to the receiving corps explains why the Jets made it a point to bring in Breshad Perriman to replace Robby Anderson as well as drafting Denzel Mims in the second round of the draft.
Both Enunwa and Bellamy could find themselves with injury settlements down the road. For Bellamy, being an unrestricted free agent after this season, it certainly looks like that will be the case. However, because of his contract situation, Enunwa may not receive one since the Jets let his salary become guaranteed back in March.
In addition to the Enunwa and Bellamy moves, the Jets waived DE Charles Tapper, RB Jalin Moore, CB Kyron Brown, and WR Keon Hatcher.