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Jets bring back OT Smith

New York Jets tackle Jason Smith (63) during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
Offensive tackle Jason Smith was drafted No. 2 overall by the Rams in 1999.
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP)

The New York Jets have signed veteran offensive tackle Jason Smith, who spent last season with the team.

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Smith, the No. 2 overall draft pick by St. Louis in 2009, was waived by New Orleans on Wednesday after he fell behind 2010 second-round pick Charles Brown and rookie third-rounder Terron Armstead at left tackle.

Smith, who played his first three seasons with the Rams, was acquired by the Jets last August for offensive tackle Wayne Hunter. Smith did a fine job as a backup on the offensive line and jumbo tight end, but New York had to cut him in the offseason because he was due an $11.25 million roster bonus. New Orleans signed him in April.

The Jets released center Scott Wedige to make room for Smith.

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