NY Jets: 4 more veterans on offense in danger of being cut this summer

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NY Jets, Vyncint Smith
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3. Vyncint Smith, WR, NY Jets

The Jets had arguably the worst wide receiver corps in football a year ago, one that was made even worse after a slew of injuries. But this offseason, they set out to correct that issue.

The additions of Corey Davis, Keelan Cole, and Elijah Moore should help boost what was an abysmal unit in 2020. While that's good news for Zach Wilson and the Jets' passing game, it's bad news for the incumbent receivers on the roster.

One such player is Vyncint Smith.

Smith joined the Jets in 2019 and flashed in limited action hauling in 17 catches for 225 yards. His explosiveness was evident and the Limestone product was primed for a bigger role in 2020.

And then misfortune struck.

Smith missed most of training camp with a core muscle injury and was placed on injured reserve to start the season. By the time he returned in mid-October, his role in the offense was seemingly gone.

Smith played in seven games and made just one catch for 13 yards — hardly the breakout season many envisioned him having.

There's still hope for Smith as his speed and dynamic playmaking ability could be tailor-made for new offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur's offense.

But there will be a lot of competition for that sixth wide receiver spot, and Smith might not even be the favorite for the job given how little of an impact he had a year ago.

He'll need a big training camp to prove his worth and secure a spot on the 53-man roster.