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Jets place Jermaine Cunningham on IR, sign Bruce Campbell

The Jets have placed Jermaine Cunningham, who used to play for the Patriots, on IR. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

The Jets have placed Jermaine Cunningham, who used to play for the Patriots, on IR.

The New York Jets have placed linebacker Jermaine Cunningham on injured reserve and signed offensive tackle Bruce Campbell, the team announced Tuesday. 

Cunningham injured his Achilles tendon during Saturday's practice, and the linebacker will require surgery and be out for the season, according to Jets coach Rex Ryan.  

"That's obviously bad news there for us. The young man was really coming on. We're certainly going to miss him," said Ryan

Cunningham played two games for New York last season after being released by San Francisco. 

More: Geno Smith will start at quarterback in Jets' preseason opener

Campbell, a former fourth-round pick in 2010, signed with the Redskins in March but had his deal voided after he failed a physical. He was invited as a tryout player to the Jets' full-squad minicamp in June. 

- Molly Geary

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