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Rugby star Hayden Smith joins Jets

Updated: April 4, 2012, 12:11 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Jets on Tuesday signed Australian rugby star Hayden Smith, a 6-foot-7, 240-pound former basketball player who projects as a tight end in the NFL, to a three-year contract, his agent, Jack Bechta, confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini.

Financial terms weren't immediately available and the Jets had yet to acknowledge the deal.

Tim Brewster, Smith's personal coach, announced the deal on Twitter earlier Tuesday.

"Hayden Smith has signed with the Jets! Really ...

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