A former Florida Atlantic defensive back, Smith was placed on IR-DTR by the Colts in his rookie season and wound up seeing time in only four games before being cut. He was in camp with Indianapolis again this offseason but he was waived with an injury designation prior to the 53-man deadline. Still only 23, the Saints are hoping he can help their ailing secondary. In 44 career games at Florida Atlantic, Smith totaled 120 tackles (78 solo), nine interceptions, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 1.0 sack and 29 passes defensed.
The Jets are healthy at corner, as Darryl Roberts is their only defensive back listed on the injury report (and he was a full practice participant). As such, it’s possible that New York is just updating its emergency list or looking for depth. The Jets’ defensive backfield currently consists of Darrelle Revis, Buster Skrine, Marcus Williams, Juston Burris, and Roberts.
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