The Jets waived Langford on Friday, Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site reports.
A fourth-round pick of the Bears in 2015, Langford worked his way into a regular role by Week 8 of that season and finished with 537 yards and a team-leading six touchdowns on the ground. In the ensuing offseason, Matt Forte was allowed to depart in free agency, opening the door for Langford to take on a larger role. However, 2016 fifth-rounder Jordan Howard proceeded to snatch the No. 1 job within his first month as a pro, which contained Langford to 200 rushing yards and four TDs by season's end. After Langford was a casualty of final cuts last September, he spent some time on the Ravens' 53-man roster and practice squad and the Jets' practice squad without earning a single touch. With his reserve/future contract from the Jets terminated, he'll seek out another opportunity from the fringes of a 90-man roster.
The Jets signed Langford to a reserve/future contract Wednesday.
Langford tried to revive his career with the Ravens this past summer but didn't survive final roster cuts and was ultimately stashed on the team's practice squad, only for him to suffer an undisclosed injury and land on injured reserve in late September. Now with the Jets, Langford could have a hard time carving out a role in a backfield that already has Bilal Powell, Matt Forte and Elijah McGuire under contract for the 2018 season.
The Jets signed Langford to their practice squad Friday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Cut loose by Chicago following the conclusion of the preseason, Langford joined the Ravens' practice squad and was briefly promoted to the 53-man roster before being let go after suffering an unspecified injury. Now apparently healthy, Langford will head to a new organization, but it's unlikely he'll get a look during the Jets' final four games unless one of Matt Forte (knee), Bilal Powell or Elijah McGuire suffers a season-ending injury.
The Ravens announced Thursday that Langford, who is a member of the team's practice squad, would be placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed issue, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.
After Danny Woodhead (hamstring) was moved to IR following the Ravens' Week 1 win over the Bengals, the team had an opening on the 53-man roster for another running back, but Langford was bypassed for a promotion from the practice squad in favor of Alex Collins. It appears no further opportunities to appear at the NFL in 2017 will be in store for Langford, at least until he's released on an injury settlement. The nature and extent of Langford's injury -- which he sustained in a special teams drill at Wednesday's practice, per Zrebiec -- aren't certain, but the Ravens will replace him on the practice squad with another running back in John Crockett.
Langford signed with the Ravens' practice squad Tuesday.
This will be the second time this season that Langford will be on the team's practice squad, as he was waived this past weekend after being promoted to the team's active roster. Langford will essentially serve as an emergency back if the Ravens ever deal with injuries in the backfield this season.
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