Monday December 14th, 2015

New York Jets rookie wide receiver Devin Smith will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, head coach Todd Bowles told reporters on Monday.

Smith left Sunday’s win over the Titans after injuring his knee in the second half while covering a punt. He wasn’t able to put weight on it, and had to be carted off to the locker room.

The Jets’ second-round pick in the 2015 draft caught his first career touchdown in Week 12 after starting the year off slowly. He finishes the year with nine catches for 115 yards.

Report: Bengals QB Andy Dalton won’t need surgery on injured thumb

New York, 8–5, is in the thick of the AFC Wild Card race, tied with the Steelers and Chiefs for the conference’s fourth-best record. They would have the fifth seed if the playoffs started this week.

Bowles also said wideout Jeremy Kerley has a calf contusion and will be evaluated as the week goes on.

- Kenny Ducey

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