The Jets announced a pair of RB transactions today, singing veteran Antone Smith and placing Bernard Pierce on injured reserve.
The 5'9", 192-pound Smith, a Florida State product entering his seventh NFL season, appeared in five games with the Chicago Bears last season. An undrafted free agent who spent his first five credited NFL seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, Smith has averaged 9.9 yards on his 30 NFL carries and totaled 7 touchdowns on 45 touches.
Pierce signed with the Jets in July, but he had been slowed by a hamstring injury during training camp. The 6'0", 232-pound Pierce, a Temple alum, appeared in seven games last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars after spending his first three pro seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. He has rushed for 1,345 yards and 5 TDs on his 359 career attempts.