Jets S Eric Smith sidelined with a concussion
Safety Eric Smith will miss the New York Jets’ game at
Pittsburgh on Sunday while recovering from a concussion.
Smith, who has had at least two previous concussions, was hurt
in the Jets’ 10-6 loss to the Miami Dolphins last Sunday. Coach Rex
Ryan says Wednesday that he doesn’t ”believe” Smith will play
against the Steelers (10-3), leaving the Jets (9-4) short-handed
again at safety.
Ryan says cornerback Dwight Lowery will move to safety full
time, and the Jets are hoping to have James Ihedigbo (right
ankle/knee) back after missing a game.
Right tackle Damien Woody also has undergone arthroscopic
surgery on his injured right knee, and ”he’s doing fine,” Ryan
said. Woody could miss the rest of the regular season.