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NY Jets WR Jeff Smith involved in car crash, misses practice

By Kristen Wong
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NY Jets wide receiver Jeff Smith was reportedly involved in a car crash on Wednesday morning and missed the team's practice, as first reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

ESPN's Rich Cimini is reporting that the Jets believe Smith will be okay, but he will likely land on the Jet's injury report today. Details about the crash have yet to be revealed.

Dennis Waszak Jr. of The Associated Press later reported, per Smith's agent Garriet Blair, that the young wide receiver is feeling "good" physically and is “more upset about his new car.”

Smith has spent the last two years on the Jets featuring mostly as a depth piece in the special teams unit.

NY Jets wide receiver Jeff Smith missed practice due to a car crash incident

In 2020, Smith played in 32 percent of offensive snaps and eight percent of special teams snaps. This season, though, Smith has played in 16 percent of special teams snaps, and his numbers continue to trend toward heavier special-teams usage.

So far in 2021, the Boston College product has hauled in two passes from quarterback Zach Wilson for 48 yards, one of which was a 35-yarder against the New England Patriots in Week 2.

Smith still adds value to this Jets team as a depth player nonetheless. His status for Week 4's game against the Tennessee Titans remains unknown, but given initial reports, it does seem as though he will be fine.

Fellow wideout Denzel Mims would likely be in line for a greater role if Smith were to miss Sunday's game, especially with Jamison Crowder and Elijah Moore both dealing with injuries.

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We send our best to Jeff Smith and hope for a speedy recovery.

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