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Jets sign Jay Richardson and DeAngelo Smith

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The Jets have added a pair of players who spent 2011 out of the NFL.

The team announced Monday that they have signed defensive end Jay Richardson and safety DeAngelo Smith as free agents. Both were fifth round picks — Richardson in 2007 with the Raiders, Smith in 2009 with the Cowboys — but neither one was able to find employment with any team last season.

Richardson started 22 games with the Raiders in his first two seasons and had seven sacks over his three years with the team. He spent part of the 2010 season with the Seahawks and played in seven games with Seattle. Smith failed to make the Cowboys out of training camp and bounced between the Browns, Lions and Bears in 2009. He wound up back on the Browns’ practice squad in 2010 and got cut at the end of camp last year.

Their modest resumes mean that both players will need to make an impression during offseason workouts in hopes of sticking around long enough to get a shot at playing time during training camp.

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7 Responses to “Jets sign Jay Richardson and DeAngelo Smith”
  1. rc33 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:30 PM

    Super Bowl.

  2. mrsryansfamoustoejam says: Apr 16, 2012 5:51 PM

    I have it on good authority that Rexy will be trading for Larry Foote in the very near future.

  3. IainRWB says: Apr 16, 2012 5:54 PM

    Wow, even us Jets fans don’t care about this, but I suppose any chance to get people piling in with the Rex is fat/Sanchez sucks/Tebow sucks/circus comments…

  4. exhibits5 says: Apr 16, 2012 6:18 PM

    Rex is ading solid depth the jets will win the afc east. this year.

  5. jrfrom508 says: Apr 16, 2012 6:26 PM

    Rex is fat, Sanchez sucks, tebow sucks. There’s your first.

  6. peezwizz says: Apr 16, 2012 6:30 PM

    rex is fat. sanchez sucks. tebows a good dude but he works for the circus.

  7. ganggreenbau5 says: Apr 17, 2012 10:01 AM

    keep hating on the jets. if you dont care dont read the article. they simply are giving people attempts to make the team. NYJ ALL DAY BABY

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