Two days after getting his first sack of the season, Jets defensive end Mike Catapano’s season is over.
The Chaminade graduate and Princeton alumnus was placed on injured reserve Tuesday after suffering what Todd Bowles described on Monday as “a possible Lisfranc” injury in the Jets’ overtime win over the Giants Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Catapano hurt his right foot shortly after sacking Eli Manning in the Jets’ 23-20 comeback victory.
The decision to put him on IR officially was made after he sought second opinions at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Tuesday.
This is the second straight year Catapano, 25, will end his season on IR. The former Chiefs draft pick missed the 2014 season because of a gastrointestinal-based virus and a concussion.
To fill his roster spot, the Jets signed safety Ronald Martin from the practice squad. They also signed tight end Brandon Bostick to their practices squad.
Bostick will live in Packers infamy for his botched recovery attempt of an onside kick with 2:09 remaining in the NFC Championship Game in Seattle on Jan. 18, 2015. The third-string tight end was supposed to block while wide receiver Jordy Nelson recovered the kick behind him, but instead, Bostwick jumped for the ball and it deflected off his helmet. The Seahawks, who were trailing 19-14 at the time, recovered the ball, scored, completed a two-point conversion and then closed out the game in overtime.