In not altogether unsurprising news, the Jets have made the following move:
Jets are releasing former 2015 second-round pick Devin Smith, per source. Smith suffered two torn ACLs and has struggled to recover from them.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 16, 2018
The Jets needed a roster spot, assuming reports that rookie safety Brandon Bryant is signing for the team are accurate. Rather than let go a young player who hasn't had a chance to show what they can do yet, they opted to release the injury prone Smith.
After being drafted in the second round in 2015, Smith was a disappointment. Despite starting in three of 10 games, he caught just nine passes. He showed some ability to get downfield separation but all too often wasn't on the same page as his quarterbacks.
Smith suffered the two torn ACLs since then, catching just one pass in four games over the past two years. He was in the final year of his rookie contract.