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Tanzel Smart Back to Practice Squad; Dennis Kelly Released

Tanzel Smart

The New York Jets Roster had some slight changes this week. Tanzel Smart was released on Monday and then signed back to the practice squad. Offensive lineman Dennis Kelly was released today.

Smart (6-1, 295), who was released from the active roster Monday, first signed with the Green & White in 2020 and spent the last three seasons on and off the team’s practice squad. He was signed to the active roster before last week’s game at Buffalo and took 18 snaps on defense in the team’s loss to the Bills. Smart was originally drafted by the Rams in the sixth round in 2017 out of Tulane and has 30 career tackles in 40 games (4 starts).

Kelly (6-8, 321) signed with the Jets P-squad Oct. 11 and then the active roster on Oct. 31. He’s played in 130 games in his NFL career (54 starts). He was originally drafted by the Eagles in the fifth round in 2012 out of Purdue and spent four seasons with Philadelphia before stints with the Titans, Packers and Colts.

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This Article Was Written By Phil Sullivan

Phil Sullivan

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