Ben Ijalana in Thursday night’s game against Washington because of a shoulder injury he suffered when the two teams held joint practices this week.” data-reactid=”18″ type=”text”>The NY Jets announced on Wednesday that offensive tackle Ben Ijalana has been placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. Ijalana started 13 games for the Jets in 2016 before moving back to a reserve role while appearing in 11 games last season. His injury comes at the same time that left tackle Kelvin Beachum is out of action due to a foot problem. The Jets filled the roster spot by signing Gino Gradkowski. The 2012 Ravens fourth-round pick was Baltimore’s starting center in 2013, and then moved on to Atlanta in 2015. He last saw regular season action with the Panthers in 2016.

Jets place backup OT Ijalana on IR, sign OL Gradkowski

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