The New York Jets officially placed WR Devin Smith through waivers unclaimed on Tuesday and reverted to the team’s injured reserve list.
This was just a procedural move for the Jets, as they had to waive with an injury designation in order for him to be placed on injured reserve. No team was going to claim Smith off of waivers after he suffered a torn ACL during minicamp, so this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
Smith, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Jets back in 2015. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $5.872 million rookie contract that includes $3.667 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $615,000 and $705,000 over the final two years of the agreement.
In 2016, Smith was limited to appearing in just four games and caught one pass for 20 yards receiving and no touchdowns.