The New York Jets have placed second-year tight end Jace Amaro on season-ending injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
Amaro has a torn labrum in his left shoulder, an injury that occurred in the Jets' preseason opener at Detroit and was initially thought by the team to be a sprain. Amaro finished tied for second on the team with 38 catches for 345 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie last season.
Defensive end Kevin Vickerson was also placed on injured reserve and cornerback Dashaun Phillips was waived/injured as the Jets pared their roster to the 75-player limit Tuesday.
Amaro's injury is a big loss for the Jets, who were hoping for a breakout season from the second-round draft pick out of Texas Tech.
Starter Jeff Cumberland, Kellen Davis, Wes Saxton and Arthur Lynch are the remaining tight ends on the roster.