It's been a crazy couple of months for I.K Enemkpali.
The Buffalo Bills linebacker went from an absolute nobody to one of the most notorious names in the National Football League after he punched Geno Smith, breaking the New York Jets' quarterback's jaw.
Unsurprisingly, that got Enemkpali suspended by Roger Goodell and the NFL for a cool four games, but the blow was softened thanks to Rex Ryan, who signed him to the Bills practice squad following the incident. And now, Enemkpali looks set to make his return to the field.
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That aforementioned four-game ban has ended, and the Bills added I.K back on to their active roster yesterday.
Buffalo running back Cierre Wood was placed on injured reserve Monday, clearing a roster spot for Enemkpali to be promoted from the practice squad.
Lost his Job
Smith might have suffered a broken jaw from the punch, but losing his starting quarterback job to Ryan Fitzpatrick will definitely be the more painful feeling he's having right now. Smith is back in practice and has been active for the last two games, but FitzMagic is playing well enough for Jets head coach Todd Bowles to not make a change.
Enemkpali was waived the day of the incident with Smith and claimed by former Jets coach Rex Ryan the next day. He was cut at the end of the preseason and then signed to the team's practice squad, before being promoted to the active roster a day before his suspension kicked in.
Let's hope that's the last punch he throws this season.