Running back Jesse Chatman’s return to the lineup did not last long. The Jets placed Chatman on season-ending Injured Reserve today after he injured his left knee while blocking for Leon Washington during the second half of Sunday’s win over the Chiefs. Chatman played in three games for the Jets in 2008, recording five special teams tackles, gaining eight yards on five carries and two receptions for five yards. With Chatman now sidelined for the season, the roster features only three backs: Thomas Jones, Tony Richardson, Leon Washington.

The Jets also placed rookie quarterback Erik Ainge on Injured Reserve with a right foot injury. The fifth-round pick out of Tennessee was inactive for all seven games this season. His most extensive work came in the Jets’ preseason finale Aug. 28 against the Eagles, where he completed 10-of-16 passes for 131 yards and one touchdown.

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