On Tuesday, the New York Jets inked a deal with halfback Musa Smith. Smith, who played with the Baltimore Ravens for five years, started in just one game with his former team.

Smith possesses better than average athleticism, is physically tough and shows good quickness but not a lot of speed. He can play either running back or fullback. He’s able to read the field relatively well and can break tackles. As a blocker, he’s not very committed but as a runner he’s a fine competitor who exhibits toughness.

In five seasons, Smith has played in 49 games, averaging 3.8 yards per carry. In 132 attempts, he’s gained 496 yards, making four touchdowns and fumbling three times. In the last two seasons, he’s been used at times as a receiver. In two seasons, Smith has 51 receptions for 327 yards, averaging just over 6.5 yards per reception. With the Ravens, he also played on defense and special teams.

The Jets hired former Oakland and Nebraska coach Bill Callahan to supervise their running game. With that hiring, most feel that New York will be putting more of an emphasis on their running attack.

At this time, contract terms are not available.

Paul mroczka
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