Jets release WR Chris Davis

The New York Jets have signed free agents WR/KR Ashlan Davis and P Joe Smith; and waived WR Chris Davis, P Jeremy Kapinos and K Mark Myers.

Ashlan Davis (5-8, 179/Tulsa/Mesquite, TX) started 11 games during his two seasons (2006-07) with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League and caught 40 passes for 476 yards and three touchdowns. He led the club with 1,401 all-purpose yards and had 30 kick-returns for 632 yards (21.1 avg.). In his career at Tulsa, he played 23 games, catching 65 passes for 908 yards and six touchdowns. He added 93 yards on 15 carries, and totaled 109 yards and one touchdown on 14 punt returns. He produced 1,898 yards and six touchdowns on 70 kickoff returns.

Joe Smith (6-2, 195/Central Washington/Enumclaw, WA) was selected as a Division II All-America and led the league in punting at Central Washington. He finished his senior season (2003) with a 44.2-yard average and served as the national leader every week of the NCAA's statistical report. Smith spent the last three years with the Yakima Mavericks of the Evergreen Football Semi-Pro League. He averaged 42.8 yards per punt and was named the league special teams MVP in 2007.


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