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Eric Smith

Eric Smith - #33 - S

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 207 lbs.
Birthday 03/17/1983
Birthplace Groveport, OH
College Michigan State
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 3rd round, 33rd pick by Jets

LBs Scott, Pace among Jets' cuts

Posted Feb. 19, 2013 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
The Jets began clearing cap space on Tuesday by announcing the release of veterans OLB Calvin Pace, ILB Bart Scott S Eric Smith and OT Jason Smith.

Jets place Revis on I.R.

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
The Jets placed CB Darrelle Revis on injured reserve with a torn left ACL on Friday and signed S Antonio Allen from the practice squad. 

Jets' brass talks need at safety position

Posted Feb. 25, 2012 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
With two safeties set for free agency, the Jets could be aiming to upgrade the position in the draft alongside Eric Smith.

Pool provides solid backup plan for Jets

Posted Dec. 17, 2011 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
The Jets will have to do without S Jim Leonhard, but the combo of Eric Smith and Brodney Pool provides the team good insurance at the position.

Report: Jets, Smith agree to three-year deal

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 1:35 a.m. ET
After losing out on CB Nnamdi Asomugha, the Jets returned to focusing on their own players, re-signing S Eric Smith.

Patriots-Jets matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
As tough of a time as their corners will have covering the Patriots' receivers, the Jets' safeties will have to try and keep up with a pair of extremely productive rookie tight ends.

Jets S Smith signs tender

Posted March 19, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Jets S Eric Smith signed his tender late Thursday.


Posted Feb. 19, 2013
The Jets released Smith on Tuesday.||||||| Smith has been with the Jets since 2006, when they drafted him in the third round. He was an occasional starter at safety, including 14 games in 2011, and also was a special teams standout.
Posted Oct. 11, 2012
Smith will miss New York's game Sunday against Miami after he sprained a knee during practice.||||||| Tests revealed the sprain before the New ENgland game, and coach Rex Ryan was relieved it wasn't worse.
Posted Sept. 06, 2012
Smith is out for Sunday's game against Buffalo because problems with his knee and hip.||||||| It is uncertain when he will return.
Posted July 30, 2011
A person familiar with the deal says the Jets have re-signed Smith to a three-year contract, keeping the key backup in New York.||||||| Smith, also a hard-hitting special teams player, has been with the Jets since they drafted him in the third round out of Michigan State in 2006. The signing comes after New York lost out Friday night to the Philadelphia Eagles in its pursuit of free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. The 28-year-old Smith has 201 career tackles, along with four interceptions, 17 passes defensed and a sack.
Posted March 18, 2010
Smith has signed his one-year tender offer with the New York Jets.||||||| The deal Thursday, worth $1.176 million, keeps Smith in the competition with the recently signed Brodney Pool and James Ihedigbo to replace Kerry Rhodes opposite Jim Leonhard in the Jets' secondary. Rhodes was traded to Arizona on March 6 for two draft picks.