Punter Braden Mann was taken out of the Jets’ season opener Sunday with a knee injury, so they marked previous Saints punter Thomas Morstead on Tuesday to supplant him.
Mann was taken out of the misfortune to the Panthers on his first punt. Kicker Matt Ammendola dominated and performed splendidly, averaging 48.5 yards on six punts. Lead trainer Robert Saleh said Monday that Mann is relied upon to miss at least four to about a month and a half.
Morstead went through 12 seasons with the Saints, playing in 190 games. He has a vocation normal of 46.5 yards per punt and has had just one punt shut out from 692 in his profession.
The Jets likewise marked previous Giants, Packers and Browns linebacker B.J. Goodson to a one-year bargain worth $2.1 million. Goodson, who has begun 43 profession games, helped the Browns to the end of the season games last year, making 91 handles and taking out two passes. He played for the Giants from 2016 to 2018.
The Jets turned out to be slight at linebacker when tenderfoot Jamien Sherwood and Blake Cashman endured wounds Sunday. Saleh said Sherwood is relied upon to be out “a couple of weeks’’ with a sprained ankle and Cashman also will be out “a couple weeks’’ with a hamstring injury.