The receiver-needy Jets are protecting one among their very own.
Restricted free agent Vyncint Smith re-signed with the Jets, the group introduced Saturday. The edges got here to an settlement on a closely incentivized one-year take care of some assured cash, a supply advised The Submit.
Had Smith not re-signed by Wednesday, he would’ve been in a position to signal elsewhere, with the Jets sustaining the appropriate to match the contract provided that they first tendered him a one-year deal value about $2.1 million. Somewhat than go down that path, they got here up with the deal introduced Saturday.
Smith began final season on injured reserve after present process core-muscle surgical procedure, and he by no means discovered his stride. He was restricted to at least one catch whereas taking part in 50 offensive snaps plus 45 special-teams snaps over seven video games. In 2019, he was more practical as a receiver (17 catches for 225 yards) and returner (averaging 29.9 yards per kickoff return).
Flush with salary-cap house, the Jets are anticipated to buy on the prime of the free-agent marketplace for a receiver. Kenny Golladay, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Will Fuller, Curtis Samuel and Corey Davis are the consensus prime choices accessible.