Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/8/11

The New York Jets placed linebacker Bryan Thomas on injured reserve with a torn Achilles' tendon on Saturday.

Thomas was actually diagnosed with the injury on Monday following the team's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

The team waited to announce the decision until they had a corresponding roster move. Undrafted free agent Eddie Jones was signed and will take his place on the roster.

Thomas, who had 14 tackles through the team's first three games this season, has played in all 16 games in the past six seasons.

He was a first-round pick of the Jets in 2002 out of Alabama-Birmingham.

Thomas has 31 career sacks, including a high of 8.5 in 2006-07.

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