Jets sign RB Seastrunk, waive/injured RB Tucker

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed running back Lache Seastrunk and waived/injured running back Matthew Tucker.

Seastrunk was a sixth-round draft pick by Washington out of Baylor in 2014 and was a final cut of the Redskins that summer. He has also spent time with Carolina, Tennessee and Dallas, as well as the Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Tucker signed with the Jets last week after spending the past few seasons with Philadelphia. There was no immediate word on the nature of the injury for Tucker, who did not play in New York's preseason-opening win over Jacksonville on Thursday night.

Seastrunk and Bilal Powell are the Jets' only healthy running backs. Matt Forte (hamstring), Khiry Robinson (leg) and Bernard Pierce (hamstring) are working their way back from injuries. Dominique Williams suffered a concussion against the Jaguars and Romar Morris injured his left shoulder in practice Saturday.


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