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Jeff Smith

#8 WR,

Free Agent

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26 yrs


6'1'' / 195 lbs


Boston College

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Added to Cardinals' practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-20

Smith was signed to the Cardinals practice squad Wednesday, Darren Urban of the team's official website reports.

Smith will head to Arizona after entering the 2023 season without a team. The wide receiver was released with an injury settlement by the Giants in August after he suffered a knee injury, but he will now have a chance to prove himself with the Cardinals. Smith appeared in 11 games with the Jets in 2022, reeling in eight catches on 11 targets for 134 yards.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 BAL Outdoor 69° 0.0 152nd 0.006.544.500000.0000%0000%30%0%70%
2 @CLE Outdoor 79° 2.7 95th 2.706.538.51117017.0890%1002%9%0%82%
3 CIN Outdoor 67° 0.0 148th 0.006.545.500000.0000%0000%0%0%100%
4 @PIT Outdoor 57° 0.0 140th
5 MIA Outdoor 57° 2.1 94th
6 @GB Outdoor 49° 0.0 128th
7 @DEN Outdoor 63° 0.0 129th 0.00-2.539.510000.0000%0004%14%0%83%
8 NE Outdoor 57° 3.3 71st 3.303.040.51123023.012110%1103%23%0%77%
9 BUF Outdoor 69° 1.6 71st 1.6010.547.511606.0600%0004%0%0%86%
11 @NE Outdoor 42° 0.0 135th 0.003.539.500000.0000%0000%0%0%100%
15 DET Outdoor 38° 11.7 38th 2.93-2.544.55477019.31720%21115%28%10%62%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 19 40.11.31201st2.01.1150.013.610.63.09%
Away Outdoor 14 30.10.77260th1.60.660.
Away Retractable Dome 2 01.81.75126th2.01.5200.013.310.72.70%

Career Stats by Season: 2019 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2019 22 NYJ 1 0 2 212th2112012.01200%1000%29%0%71%
2020 23 NYJ 12 4 34 267th371716709.87311%8108%21%0%80%
2021 24 NYJ 12 3 19 156th178113014.112211%7103%29%2%69%
2022 25 NYJ 11 0 21 147th118134016.81250%5212%18%2%75%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Works out with the Jets

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-06

Smith, who was released by the Giants on Aug. 11 with an injury settlement, had a workout with the Jets on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

Smith was placed on the Giants' injured reserve on Aug. 4 after sustaining a knee injury during the early stages of training camp. Reaching an injury settlement allowed Smith to explore his options once healthy and his journey back to an NFL roster stayed in New York as he worked out with the Jets, where he spent his first four years in the league.

Let go with injury settlement

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-11

The Giants waived Smith (knee) from injured reserve with an injury settlement Friday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

Smith reverted to the Giants' injured reserve after clearing waivers and was set to miss the entire 2023 campaign. However, he's now free to sign a new contract once he's able to pass a physical. The severity of Smith's knee issue remains unclear, but it may stem from an injury he suffered at the end of 2022.

Placed on injured reserve

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-04

Smith (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday, per the NFL's transaction log.

It was reported earlier that Smith was waived with an injury designation, but that's not possible because he's a vested veteran. Instead, he's been moved directly to the Giants' injured reserve list and will be forced to miss the entire 2023 campaign unless he reaches an injury settlement with New York. Smith missed the final weeks of 2022 due to a knee issue, but it remains unclear if the two injuries are related.

Waived with injury designation

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-04

Smith (knee) was waived with an injury designation by the Giants on Friday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.

Smith finished his 2022 season with the Jets on injured reserve due to a knee injury. He signed with New York's other team in March but is still recovering from the injury. Smith will likely get some interest from NFL teams once he's back to full health.

Dealing with injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-03

Smith is working to recover from a knee injury during training camp, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Smith's 2022 season ended due to a knee injury and it's not clear if the current ailment is related. Duggan notes that the injury is not likely significant; however, he could miss some time. The former Jet is probably on the outside looking in, when it comes to making the Giants' 53-man roster, so he'll continue to work toward a speedy recovery, as he attempts to make the active roster.

Lands with Giants

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-15

Smith signed with the Giants on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Smith spent the first four seasons of his career with the Jets, and he'll stick in New York after signing with the Giants. He's never commanded more than 37 targets in a single season and has seen his role steadily decline in each of the last three campaigns.

Won't be tendered

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-14

The Jets will not tender Smith (knee) ahead of Wednesday's deadline, setting him up to hit free agency, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Smith posted a goodbye to New York on his personal Twitter account Tuesday, solidifying Pelissero's report. The veteran speedster secured eight of 11 targets for 134 yards in 11 appearances with the Jets last season, including a 77-yard tally against the Lions in Week 15, before going down with a knee injury. He will look to secure another depth role on the open market.

Placed on IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2022-12-31

Smith (knee) was put on injured reserve Saturday.

Smith had his best game of the season Week 15 against Detroit, hauling in four passes on five targets for 77 yards. However, he apparently injured his knee in that contest and sat out last week's loss to Jacksonville. With his subsequent placement on IR, Smith won't be able to return this season unless the Jets make the playoffs and advance to the AFC Championship Game.

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