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Jets’ Devin Smith out for season with torn ACL

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Jets receiver Devin Smith’s season is over before it started.

The Jets announced today that Smith suffered a torn ACL at the team’s first offseason workout and will miss the entire 2017 season.

It’s the same ACL that Smith tore in 2015, bringing his rookie season to an end. That injury lingered into 2016 and continued to affect him during his second season. And now his third season is over.

The Jets selected Smith with the 37th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Through three seasons, he has managed just 10 catches.

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22 Responses to “Jets’ Devin Smith out for season with torn ACL”
  1. styro1 says: Apr 29, 2017 6:50 PM

    What a shame for a top 2nd round pick. He was a burner but not much else, this can only hurt his speed spending 2+ years inactive. Chalk it up to Jets luck.

    If they didn’t have bad luck they wouldn’t have any luck not to mention Jets stupidity to go with it.
    Imagine being a talented college player being drafted by them or the Browns. If you believe in reincarnation you have to wonder who they pissed off in a past life.

  2. kcchefs58 says: Apr 29, 2017 7:04 PM

    Sucks all around. You hate to see this at all, let alone during practice.

  3. stairwayto7 says: Apr 29, 2017 7:05 PM

    Another Ohio State bust!

  4. nyneal says: Apr 29, 2017 7:07 PM

    Maybe WFAN Sports Talk radio host Joe Benigno is right. He has said for years that Joe Namath sold his soul to the devil to win the ’69 Super Bowl, and that’s why the Jets have never won another one.
    Too bad for this kid, and worse for the Jets.

  5. jackofnotrades says: Apr 29, 2017 7:09 PM

    as a jet fan, sorry to see anyone get injured but im gonna be honest…

    devin smith is not an nfl wr so this is a blessing in disguise

  6. tunechi90 says: Apr 29, 2017 7:16 PM

    Devin Smith has great ball-tracking skills, amazing straight line speed, but can’t stay healthy.

    Perhaps this is why we saw the Jets take a WR in round 3 & 4.

    Decker, Enunwa, Anderson, Jalin Marshall, Patton, Peake, Stewart, Hanson. Crowded depth chart.

  7. wmnf says: Apr 29, 2017 7:23 PM

    Unfortunate turn of events for any young player trying to get to the big stage.

    As for stairwayto7 …….. just a PIT puke.

  8. finmediallc says: Apr 29, 2017 7:28 PM

    Bye Felicia. The Jets need to give Darius Jennings a real shot. He flashed some nice potential with the Browns, and can return kickoffs and punts.

  9. mediasloppy says: Apr 29, 2017 7:46 PM

    That sucks, but it goes to show how fickle an NFL career can be and why getting a good degree might be of more importance in the long run. Hope he can continue his dream though.

  10. doctorrustbelt says: Apr 29, 2017 8:16 PM

    Yeah… sure… Devin Smith is a bust.

    As if playing with a bunch of below-average to average quarterbacks (like Geno Smith, Bryce Petty, and Ryan Fitzpatrick) and a weak, aging offensive line is how to become an NFL success.

  11. lemmetalkwouldya says: Apr 29, 2017 8:18 PM

    Another Jets Hall of Famer

  12. scoocha says: Apr 29, 2017 8:34 PM

    Another Ohio State Luckeye bust.

    How can anyone disagree? Ezekiel had such a great year but 95% of the Luckeyes just falter in the pros. It just goes to show that Urban is a college system coach and that his players just aren’t very good outside of that system.

  13. ampats says: Apr 29, 2017 9:05 PM

    January 10, 1969

    The Golden Anniversary is a given on January 10,2019. Happy 50th !

    At least Jets fans have something to celebrate !

  14. bonitalocal says: Apr 29, 2017 10:22 PM

    10 catches in 3 seasons?
    Damn, doesn’t that make him the teams leading receiver?

    It is so fun watching the Jets continue to suck. Year in. Year out.
    Yappy fans, filled with false hopes at the beginning of each season….and then they have to play the games.

  15. mikeytoth says: Apr 29, 2017 10:33 PM

    Jets franchise…what a complete joke! Probably couldn’t even compete in pee wee league.

  16. 4grn2blzr0 says: Apr 29, 2017 10:42 PM

    scoocha says:
    Apr 29, 2017 8:34 PM
    Another Ohio State Luckeye bust.

    How can anyone disagree? Ezekiel had such a great year but 95% of the Luckeyes just falter in the pros. It just goes to show that Urban is a college system coach and that his players just aren’t very good outside of that system.
    Yeah, because Joey Bosa, Eli Apple, Taylor Decker and Michael Thomas all had such crappy rookie years, oh wait, no they didn’t… And that’s just one draft class

  17. droppedinagreasefire says: Apr 30, 2017 2:52 AM

    Cut him now!

  18. kissbillsrings says: Apr 30, 2017 7:39 AM

    Not a Jets fan at all, but that is some really lousy news to hear & have happen…. Never like to see any player get hurt & knocked out for the season…. Tough break & wish him a complete & full recovery
    Go Pats!!!

  19. hamlet423 says: Apr 30, 2017 7:50 AM

    Smith has had a terrible start to his jets career

    injured in training camp in his rookie season with a fractured rib, missed tons of developmental time and practice.

    finally got to play–fumbled a kickoff on a return that lead to an easy td for the bills and contributed greatly to a loss.

    Dropped an easy 46 yard td vs the texans.

    Tore his ACL to finish his rookie year in 2015.
    Missed all of the following year as he never fully recovered to play in 2016.

    Now tore same ACL again in offseason training.

    Its more than just injuries. Even when he was learning, he was pretty raw in his hands, decisions, route running…

    But to blame the Jets QB situation on Smith is insane. He missed tons of time before his acl tear, and when he did play–it was full of mistakes.

    And everyone said this was a great 2nd round pick. Goes to show you just don’t know until you play and find out.

  20. ctiggs says: Apr 30, 2017 8:33 AM

    Jets also got contributions from Darren lee and jalen Marshall. Go buckeyes!

  21. theprofootballranker says: Apr 30, 2017 4:57 PM

    Jeez. Hope the dude recovers.

  22. sparxx2157 says: May 2, 2017 7:07 AM

    What a waste of a pick..

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