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Don’t expect Brad Smith back with the Jets in 2011

The Jets would love to re-sign both Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards in the offseason.  According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the chances of bringing back a versatile crowd favorite is less likely.

“Deep down, the Jets and people around the league know that they have very little chance of re-signing wide receiver Brad Smith,” Schefter writes.

The thinking here is that Smith will get a big offer in free agency, and the Jets won’t be inclined to match it.  Both ideas are surprising.

Smith is a very valuable role player and we’re not sure why the Jets wouldn’t try to keep him.  But has he shown enough as a receiver to get a big offer elsewhere?

Someone other than Schefter seems very confident it will happen.

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9 Responses to “Don’t expect Brad Smith back with the Jets in 2011”
  1. FinFan68 says: Dec 3, 2010 3:09 PM

    If he is fast and can catch the deep ball, the Dolphins will try to make him an offer. According to the pic…he seems fast enough to run out of his shoes 🙂

  2. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Dec 3, 2010 3:23 PM

    “Smith is a very valuable role player and we’re not sure why the Jets wouldn’t try to keep him. But has he shown enough as a receiver to get a big offer elsewhere?”

    Seems like exactly like the kind of guy the ‘Skins would give $30M to…or at least the ‘Skins of old. Let’s hope they’ve changed.

  3. bbrophy1 says: Dec 3, 2010 3:37 PM

    They should be trying to keep Santonio Holmes and Brad Smith. Let Braylon walk and try to sign Plaxico Burress as the tall complement receiver to Santonio Holmes.

  4. ampats says: Dec 3, 2010 3:46 PM

    Hopefully the Jets front office signs Edwards and lets Smith walk.

    Last year, Leon Washington in a fire sale and this year Brad Smith.

    @2010draft, Wilson, DuCasse and Joe McPuke.

    As a Pats fan I love what Tanny is doing !

  5. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Dec 3, 2010 5:06 PM

    This is simple-

    Pay Holmes, dude is a stud.

    Pay Brad Smith, he will come much cheaper than the other two and is just as valuable as Braylon.

    Make Braylon a decent offer, but let him walk if it’s going to blow the bank. He’s an up and down player, always has been.

  6. rammerray says: Dec 3, 2010 5:23 PM

    RAMS! Get this guy! He can help Bradford, plus be an awesome backup!!!

  7. mistrezzrachael says: Dec 3, 2010 6:04 PM

    jets leveraged their future …for this season…and seat licenses.

    Financially, they are crippled for the future…Do not expect Edwards back either…and they won’t be able to afford guys like Woody either…..Way over where cap will be.

  8. jetsman80 says: Dec 3, 2010 6:59 PM


  9. Andre's Johnson says: Dec 3, 2010 8:05 PM

    The Texans could use a kick returner. Then again, the Texans could use a coach.

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