Jets defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson was released Wednesday, Seth Walder of The New York Daily News reports. Vickerson signed a one-year contract with the Jets in March after playing 10 games with the Chiefs in 2014, but he was never able to make it on the field with his new club, suffering a hamstring injury that ultimately landed him on injured reserve in the beginning of September. He could catch on with another team and provide some depth along the defensive line, if he returns healthy.
The Jets have placed safety Antonio Allen on season-ending injured reserve Monday after having dispatched him to the waived/injured list Friday, per Associated Press. He tore an Achilles tendon during practice the previous day. The team has also announced the activation of defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson from the active/physically unable to perform list.
Kevin Vickerson took to Instagram to announce that he is headed to the Jets, per Time Warner Channel in Kansas City. Vickerson, 32, spent the 2014 season with the Chiefs where he registered nine tackles in 15 games (one start). The veteran defensive lineman has tallied 120 tackles, 12 passes defensed, one interception and two forced fumbles over his eight years in the NFL.
Chiefs defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson suffered a calf injury during Week 17's game against the Chargers and had to leave the game. His return is questionable.
The Chiefs have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's matchup with the Broncos: wide receiver Junior Hemingway (concussion), cornerback Jamell Fleming (hamstring), tight end Phillip Supernaw, quarterback Aaron Murray, center Eric Kush, tackle Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and defensive tackle Nick Williams. Hemingway was previously ruled out on the team's final injury report. Fleming had been listed as probable to play in Week 13. The team will have both defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (calf) and cornerback Chris Owens (knee, abdomen) after both players were listed as questionable. While Fleming is inactive after being listed as probable, the following probables are active Sunday night: wide receiver Donnie Avery (groin), punter Dustin Colquitt (knee), tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), cornerback Sean Smith (groin) and tackle Donald Stephenson (shoulder).