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Jeff Smith was not at practice Wednesday due to the crash, which occurred while he was on his way to the facility.

Jets wide receiver Jeff Smith was involved in a car crash Wednesday morning, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The crash reportedly occurred when Smith was on his way to the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center for Wednesday’s practice.

Per ESPN’s Rich Cimini, Smith ended up arriving at the team’s facility and was subsequently diagnosed with a concussion.

Smith could thus miss the upcoming Week 4 matchup with Tennessee, taking place this Sunday at MetLife Stadium (1:00 p.m. ET). Rookie wide receiver Elijah Moore is also dealing with a concussion, which he suffered in this past Sunday’s blowout loss to Denver.

Smith was only on the field for six offensive snaps against the Broncos and caught a ball on his lone target for 13 yards. He additionally earned seven special teams reps in the loss.

If Smith and Moore both sit out Week 4, could the Jets field Denzel Mims? The second-year receiver, who’s mainly been a mystery this season, was a healthy scratch in the team’s Week 2 and 3 matchups. Mims caught one ball for 40 yards against Carolina in Week 1.


Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.