Source: Jets signed running back Michael Smith

The New York Jets are signing running back Michael Smith, according to a source.

Smith is a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers seventh-round draft pick.

He played collegiately at Utah State.

The 5-foot-9, 205-pounder played one game in 2012 and none last season.

He's returned three kickoffs for 55 yards.

Smith was placed on a injured reserve last seaosn with a foot injury. He was released by the Buccaneers in May.

The Jets have been shorthanded at running back with Bilal Powell with a hamstring injury and Alex Green is sidelined with a chest injury.

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