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Jets need to cut their losses with Devin Smith

Nov 22, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith (19) can't make the catch as Houston Texans strong safety Kevin Johnson (30) defends during the second half of a game at NRG Stadium. Houston won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 22, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith (19) can't make the catch as Houston Texans strong safety Kevin Johnson (30) defends during the second half of a game at NRG Stadium. Houston won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
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Wide receiver Devin Smith has been horrible ever since being drafted in 2015 by the New York Jets. It’s time to cut ties with him.

Devin Smith, the wide receiver from Ohio State, had a lot of promise coming into the 2015 season with the New York Jets. During his time in college, Smith tallied up 2,503 receiving yards and 30 receiving touchdowns. He seemed like the obvious choice in the second round of that year’s draft.

Unfortunately, that talent did not translate into the NFL. Plagued by injuries and dropped passes, this Buckeye’s time in the NFL, or at least with the Jets, should come to an end.

Smith will miss all of 2017 with his most recent injury, another torn ACL. Not that this will make any difference to the team’s performance, considering he has vastly underproduced in his two years in the league.

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Let’s just say that the team made a wise decision in drafting two wide receivers in 2017. Both of these young targets should be able to have a good amount of playing time since Smith will be out with the injury and Robby Anderson was arrested.

The wide receiver position isn’t a major problem with the Jets since they also still have their top targets, Eric Decker and Quincy Enunwa. John Morton, the new offensive coordinator hired this offseason, will more than likely also get the tight end position involved. Which means the inside wide receiver spot may not have a lot of targets anyways.

Bottom line, the Jets need to let Smith go. He hasn’t produced here, and it wouldn’t hurt the team if they were to release him. Smith may be able to find another job in the NFL since he is still young, but if not, there’s always Canada and the AFL. Hopefully, he is able to turn his career around, but the Jets should let him go so that he isn’t their problem anymore.

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