Jets Release Former Ohio State Wide Receiver Devin Smith

Jets Release Former Ohio State Wide Receiver Devin Smith

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Jets Release Former Ohio State Wide Receiver Devin Smith


The NFL can be a cruel world as Devin Smith found out Tuesday. The former Ohio State wide receiver and second pick in the NFL Draft was released by the Jets.


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Jets Release Former Ohio State Wide Receiver Devin Smith

Former Ohio State wide-receiver Devin Smith was released by the NY Jets Tuesday.

Smith was selected in the second round by the Jets in 2015, but he was never really able to make his mark in New York because of chronic knee injuries. Smith was signed to a four-year $5.87 Million contract in May of 2015 and caught his first career touchdown pass against the Miami Dolphins on November 29 of his rookie season.

Then came the injuries.

The 6-1, 196 lb. speedster suffered a torn ACL on December 12, 2015 against the Tennessee Titans and had to be put on the shelf for almost a year — coming off the PUP list ten games into the 2016 season. He was never quite himself, playing just four games the rest of the season, and only catching one ball for twenty yards in all of 2016.

Then, in April of 2017, it was revealed that Smith had another torn ACL in the same knee that caused him to miss the entire 2017 season. Now, here we are with Smith now a free agent, trying to prove that he’s healthy enough to be an asset to another organization.

Smith broke out as a star in the Ohio State offense during the 2014 national championship run. His speed on the outside, along with quarterback Cardale Jones’ rocket of an arm resulted in several big plays in the post-season, and provided an added dimension for a team that also had Ezekiel Elliott on the ground.

We’ll keep an eye on this to see if Smith is able to land with another NFL team.

 

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