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).
The Chiefs have landed double-figures on their injury report for the Sunday night game against Denver, but only wideout Junior Hemingway (concussion) is set to sit. Cornerback Chris Owens (knee/abdomen) and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (calf) are questionable while the other seven are probable.
That group consists of wideout Donnie Avery (groin), punter Dustin Conquitt (calf), tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), defensive back Jamell Fleming (hamstring), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), cornerback Sean Smith (groin) and offensive lineman Donald Stephenson (shoulder).
Chiefs defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson is questionable to return Week 12 against the Raiders.
Vickerson is dealing with a calf injury. He left the game in the third quarter. Vickerson did not notch any tackles before departing, but did have one pass defensed.
Contrary to earlier reports that had Kevin Vickerson signing with Cincinnati, the 31-year-old defensive lineman signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs, reports Pro Football Talk. Vickerson played in 11 games for the Broncos last year, recording 22 tackles, a sack and two passes defended.
The Bengals signed defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson, who was cut by the Broncos on Saturday.
The Broncos released the following players on Saturday: DT Kevin Vickerson, TE Jameson Konz, TE Cameron Morrah, CB Jerome Murphy, DL Brian Sanford, LB Shaquil Barrett, RB Kapri Bibbs, S John Boyett, QB Zac Dysert, LB L.J. Fort, WR Bennie Fowler, DT Sione Fua, S Duke Ihenacho, OL Ryan Miller, OL Vinston Painter, OL Matt Paradis, TE Gerell Robinson, CB Jordan Sullen and CB Lou Young.
Veteran defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson is among the casualties on cut-down day for the Broncos.
Vickerson, who finished last season on injured reserve with a hip injury, started the first 11 games and finished the year with 18 tackles and a sack.
Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson, who finished the season on IR with a hip injury, said he'll be ready for OTAs. Vickerson started the first 11 games and had 22 tackles, a sack and three passes defensed.
Tests revealed Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson suffered a dislocated hip Week 12 at New England, an NFL source told The Denver Post. Vickerson is expected to miss at least six weeks, which could force the Broncos to place him on injured reserve.
Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson left Sunday night's contest against the Patriots in Week 12 with a hip injury. Vickerson suffered the injury in the third quarter was ruled questionable to return to the game. He had two total tackles and a sack before leaving the game.
The Broncos re-signed defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson to a two-year deal, ESPN reports.