Now we kind of know why they signed this player Dan Leberfeld

On Tuesday, the Jets added this player to their practice squad. Now perhaps we know why.

They signed journeyman offensive tackle Eric Smith, who was actually with them in 2018. He’s been on six other teams, including a recent stint with the New York Football Giants, who released him on August 29.

Now the reason for the move is clearer.

Veteran left tackle Duane Brown, who signed in August, has a shoulder issue.

Not that Smith is going to start, but they cleared needed another veteran tackle in the building after finding out about Brown’s shoulder concern.

Depending on the severity of the injury, they could also move George Fant back to left tackle, at least for a minute.


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