The New York Jets drafted multiple wide receivers in the recently completed NFL Draft. They selected ArDarius Stewart from Alabama in the 3rd round and Chad Hansen from Cal in the 4th round. With a roster consisting of Eric Decker, Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Devin Smith, Charone Peake and Kalin Marshall it seemed strange to add two more players in the mix.
The strategy made more sense after Mike Maccagnan told the media that Devin Smith recently tore his ACL.
GM Mike Maccagnan: WR Devin Smith tore his ACL this offseason.
He will miss the 2017 season.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) April 29, 2017
Maccagnan says Devin Smith suffered the injury — same ACL — the day before OTAs began.
— Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) April 29, 2017
Devin Smith has battled injuries through his career so far. Tearing the same ACL is a rough break for the speedy wide receiver. In two seasons he has 10 catches for 135 yards, but only one of those receptions was from last season.
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