New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) is sacked by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Matt Judon (91) during the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Bill Kostroun
October 26, 2016

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have placed quarterback Geno Smith on injured reserve with a torn knee ligament.

Smith injured the ACL in his right knee in the second quarter of the Jets' 24-16 win over Baltimore on Sunday. An MRI on Monday revealed the severity of the injury , and a second examination on Tuesday apparently confirmed the torn ACL, which will end Smith's season.

Smith is a free agent after the season and unlikely to be re-signed by New York.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, benched in favor of Smith last Sunday, will start this weekend at Cleveland.

To replace Smith on the roster Wednesday, the Jets signed linebacker Taiwan Jones.

New York also signed center Kyle Friend and linebacker Reshard Cliett to the practice squad and released wide receiver Myles White from the practice squad.


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