Former Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith is no longer a New York Jet, as the franchise released the former second-round selection Monday morning. Adam Schefter of ESPN broke the news:
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 drafted Smith in 2015, and he spent most of that time sidelined by two ACL tears.
In what now seems like a prophetic tweet, Smith tweeted the following Saturday:
Im trying to keep everything together.. These past 2 years have been so hard for me mentally but I try to continue to push thru!
— Devin Smith (@dsmithosu) July 14, 2018
Smith finishes his Jets career with 10 catches for 135 yards and a touchdown in ten games.
UPDATE: Smith has cleared waivers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
#Jets former 2nd round WR Devin Smith cleared waivers, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 17, 2018