Ijalana signed a contract with the Jaguars on Sunday, Hays Carlyon of 1010 AM WJXL reports.
Ijalana suffered a shoulder injury in August 2018 and spent the entire season on injured reserve. The 30-year-old last appeared in 11 contests with the Jets in 2017 as a reserve offensive tackle.
Ijalana (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.
Ijalana recently sustained an unspecified shoulder injury during one of the Jets' recent joint practices with the Redskins. His placement on IR more than likely means his 2018 season is over before it began. New York signed fellow veteran Gino Gradkowski to take Ijalana's place on the active roster.
Ijalana signed a one-year contract with the Jets on Friday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
The Jets allowed Ijalana to test the open market but it's now apparent he'll be brought back for another season. Capable of playing both left and right tackle, it's possible he could open the 2018 campaign in a starting role.
Ijalana will become a free agent after the Jets declined to exercise his team option for the 2018 season, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Ijalana, who was among Pro Football Focus' worst-graded tackles in 2016, appeared in just three games for the Jets this past season. New York cleared roughly $4.6 million in cap space by letting him walk. However, it's possible he returns to the team at a reduced price this offseason.
Ijalana (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.
Ijalana underwent a minor knee scope in June and hadn't practiced since. Now healthy, he'll likely continue to split reps with Kelvin Beachum in training camp.
Ijalana is not participating in practice this week after undergoing a knee scope last week, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Ijalana, who re-signed with the Jets in March on a two-year deal, is projected to be healthy for training camp as the knee issue isn't a long-term concern at this point. He'll look to earn the starting spot at left tackle once again in 2017 upon his return to full health.
Ijalana will sign a two-year, $11 million deal with the Jets on Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Ijalana's deal will keep the 27-year-old with the Jets through the 2018 campaign. The 6-foot-4, 322-pound lineman out of Villanova started at left tackle for the team last season.
The Jets lost three players to concussions and three others to an assortment of injuries in Friday's preseason game against Atlanta, per ESPN.
Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley, safety Durell Eskridge and running back Daryl Richardson all left with concussions.
Offensive tackle Ben Ijalana left the game with a knee injury. Shaq Evans sprained his back, and Sashaun Phillips hurt his ribs.
The Jets announced on Wednesday that they have re-signed offensive tackle Ben Ijalana.
Ijalana has been with the Jets the previous two seasons after the organization claimed him of of waivers from the Colts prior to the beginning of the 2013 regular season. The Colts selected Ijalana in the second round of the 2011 draft.
Despite a lengthy injury report, the Jets have just two injured inactives for their Sunday game against visiting Denver. The headliner is wide receiver David Nelson (ankle). The other is safety Josh Bush (quad).
The healthy scratches are defensive lineman T.J. Barnes, guard Dakota Dozier, linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali, tackle Ben Ijalana and wideout Chris Owusu.
The Jets have made Eric Decker, Chris Owusu, Ben Ijalana, A.J. Edds, Dakota Dozier, T.J. Barnes and Kenrick Ellis inactive Week 5 against the Chargers.
Decker was the big question mark. He entered the game considered questionable due to a hamstring injury. After a pre-game workout, it was determined he would not go.
The following players were listed inactive for the Jets in Week 4 at home against the Lions: Dakota Dozier, A.J. Edds, Kenrick Ellis, IK Enemkpali, Ben Ijalana, Dee Milliner (quadriceps) and Jalen Saunders.
The Jets declared defensive tackle T.J. Barnes, guard Dakota Dozier, linebacker A.J. Edds (hamstring), receiver Walt Powell, offensive tackle Ben Ijalana, cornerback Dee Milliner and linebacker IK Enemkpali inactive for Monday night's game against the Bears.
The Jets have announced that the following players are inactive for Week 2's matchup with the Packers: defensive tackle T.J. Barnes, defensive back Josh Bush, linebackers A.J. Edds and IK Enemkpali, offensive tackle Ben Ijalana, guard Dakota Dozier and wide receiver Walt Powell.
Bush was questionable to play with a quad injury, while Edds had already been ruled out with a hamstring issue. Enemkpali was probable in the injury report with a foot injury but will not play.
The Jets' list of inactives for Week 1 against the Raiders includes defensive back Josh Bush (quadriceps), defensive lineman IK Emenkpali (foot), defensive back Dee Milliner (ankle), offensive lineman Dakota Dozier, offensive lineman Ben Ijalana, defensive back Leon McFadden and wide receiver Walt Powell.
Dozier, Ijalana, McFadden and Powell are all healthy scratches.
Cornerback Ellis Lankster (jaw) is the lone injured player on the inactive report submitted Sunday by the Jets.
Their healthy inactives are offensive linemen Ben Ijalana, William Campbell and Oday Aboushi, linebacker Jermaine Cunningham, quarterback David Garrard and tight end Chris Pantale.
The Jets have ruled the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Panthers in Week 15: quarterback David Garrard, running back Darius Reynaud, linebacker Jermaine Cunningham, guard William Campbell, tackle Ben Ijalana, tackle Oday Aboushi, and tight end Chris Pantale.
Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill (knee), quarterback David Garrard, linebacker Jermaine Cunningham, guard William Campbell, tackle Ben Ijalana, tackle Oday Aboushi and tight end Chris Pantale were among the team's inactives Week 14 vs. Oakland.
Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (elbow) is the biggest name among the Jets inactive list for Week 13 against the Dolphins. Among injured players, he is joined by linebacker Garrett McIntyre (knee) among the inactives.
The remainder of the list is as follows: offensive linemen William Campbell, Oday Aboushi and Ben Ijalana; tight end Chris Pantale; and quarterback David Garrard.
In addition to Jeremy Kerley, who is out again with an elbow injury, the Jets' list of inactives for Week 12 at Baltimore includes quarterback David Garrard (knee), linebacker Garrett McIntyre (knee), running back Alex Green, offensive lineman William Campbell, offensive lineman Ben Ijalana and offensive lineman Oday Aboushi. Green, Campbell, Ijalana and Aboushi are all healthy scratches.
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