|Jets sign Jay Richardson, DeAngelo Smith|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, April 16, 2012 at 5:56 pm ET
Jay Richardson Profile
The New York Jets have signed defensive end Jay Richardson and safety DeAngelo Smith, the team announced.
Richardson is a 6-foot-6, 280-pound former fifth-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in the 2007 NFL draft.
He spent his first three seasons in Oakland, playing in all 48 games before being waived Sept. 10, 2010. He signed with Seattle on Nov. 3, 2010 and appeared in seven games with the Seahawks.
Smith entered the NFL as a fifth-round selection by Dallas in the 2009 draft. He was waived by the Cowboys following training camp and was claimed by the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 6, 2009, before again being waived and then claimed by the Chicago Bears on Sept. 17.
He later joined the Bears practice squad on Oct. 6, 2009, then signed with the Detroit Lions on Nov. 18, 2009, and played the final seven games of the regular season, including one start.
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