NEW YORK -- Hard-hitting safety Eric Smith has signed his one-year tender offer with the Jets, the team announced Thursday.
Smith, 27, started last season when Rhodes was demoted by coach Rex Ryan for a few games. Smith finished with 48 tackles and one interception, and he has four career picks.
Smith was a third-round draft pick out of Michigan State in 2006, and has been a key backup as well as one of the Jets' top special-teamers.
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