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Jets activate WR Devin Smith, Clady goes on IR

New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith warms

New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith warms up before a game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday Oct. 18, 2015. Credit: Lee S. Weissman

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The Jets on Wednesday activated wide receiver Devin Smith from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list and placed left tackle Ryan Clady on injured reserve with a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder.

In other roster moves, the organization waived defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins and replaced him with defensive lineman Anthony Johnson, whom they signed off New England’s practice squad. The Jets also added former Nebraska offensive tackle Zach Sterup to their practice squad.

Smith, their second-round pick in 2015, hasn’t played since Dec. 13, when he suffered a torn right knee ligament against the Titans. The 24-year-old started the season on PUP.

Smith had nine catches for 115 yards and one touchdown in 10 games in his rookie season.

Clady, meanwhile, was signed to replaced ironman left tackle and Freeport native D’Brickashaw Ferguson. But his injury history proved to be an issue in his first season with his new team. Since 2013, the former Bronco has played in only 27 out of 64 games.

Jenkins signed a two-year, $6-million deal in March, but he brought little production in limited action. The 28-year-old averaged less than 15 snaps per game.

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