The Jets have waived
Rapoport notes that the Jets needed the roster spot at this stage, but could bring Stacy back once he is fully recovered from a fractured ankle that required offseason surgery. The team plans to sign Bernard Pierce for backfield depth with Khiry Robinson (leg) still recovering from injury.
Stacy broke his ankle in mid-November and will have to battle Khiry Robinson for the No. 3 running back spot in training camp, with Matt Forte and Bilal Powell comfortably in the Top 2 spots on the depth chart. Given his situation even when healthy, it's tough to see Stacy making a meaningful fantasy contribution this season if Forte and Powell stay healthy.
This move was considered a formality as Stacy was expected to miss the rest of the season after fracturing his ankle during last Thursday's game against the Bills. Bilal Powell and Stevan Ridley will likely see a few extra opportunities out of the backfield with Stacy now out, but unless starting running back Chris Ivory goes down with an injury, neither should be expected to be a reliable fantasy contributor.
Zac Stacy suffered a fractured ankle during Thursday's loss to the Bills, Seth Walder of the NY Daily News reports.
Stacy will presumably miss the rest of the season, but his absence shouldn't have much impact on the New York Jets ' running back usage unless Bilal Powell (ankle) still isn't ready for Week 11. The Jets used Chris Ivory on passing downs after Stacy left Thursday's game, and while the veteran bruiser is a perfectly capable pass-catcher, he's already getting all the work he can handle on the ground. If Powell isn't ready for Week 11, the Jets will likely sign another running back, preferably one with solid blocking and receiving skills.
Zac Stacy was ruled out for the rest of Thursday's game against the Bills due to an ankle injury, the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports.
Stacy had to be carted off the field after his leg was pinned underneath his body at the end of the first half. It had the look of a serious injury, and with Bilal Powell (ankle) still sidelined, the New York Jets are using Chris Ivory on passing downs, with Stevan Ridley serving as the top backup.
|8||10/30/16||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|9||11/6/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|14||12/11/16||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|2015||New York Jets||8||0||31||89||2.9||18||1||0||4|
|2015||New York Jets||8||0||9||65||7.2||16||0||0||0||4|
|2015||New York Jets||8||10||204||20.4||31||0||0|
|2015||New York Jets||8||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||New York Jets||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Men's New Era Graphite New York Jets Salute to Service Sideline 39THIRTY Flex Hat Shop Now!