The New York Jets announced Monday that they’ve waived WR Devin Smith with an injury designation and signed WR Deshon Foxx.
This means that if Smith clears waivers on Tuesday, he would revert to their injured reserve list.
The Jets announced close to a month ago that Smith suffered a torn ACL during OTAs and was out for the 2017 season.
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.
Foxx, 24, wound up signing on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Connecticut back in May of 2015. He was unable to make the 53-man roster as a rookie, but was later added to their practice squad towards the end of the season.
Seattle brought Foxx back on a future/reserve contract before waiving him with an injury settlement at the start of the 2016 season. Foxx never caught on with another team during last year, but he did sign a futures deal with the Jets this past January.
New York cut him loose a few weeks ago.
Foxx has yet to appear in an NFL game.