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Vyncint Smith out 5-8 weeks after core surgery

NFL: DEC 29 Jets at Bills Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Jets wide receiver Vyncint Smith will be out the next 5 to 8 weeks after undergoing surgery on his core. Manish Mehta broke the story.

More than anything, this is a tough break for Smith. He had an opportunity to claim a role with a strong training camp. The Jets lack depth at wide receiver, and Denzel Mims’ injury left an opening for Smith.

Now somebody else on the roster will have an opportunity to claim that opening. There will also be an opportunity for somebody to impress as the kickoff return man in the early stage of the season with Smith out.