Smith (ankle) expects to be healthy in time for the Raiders' offseason program, Jimmy Durkin of The Mercury News reports. Smith suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 4 and was later placed on injured reserve. He is arguably the Raiders' best blocking tight end and provides a boost to the running game when healthy. On the other hand, Smith amassed only six catches in four games before being injured, a sign that he is not a fantasy producer in Oakland's high-powered offense.
Smith was placed on the Reserve/Injured List, the team announced Wednesday. Smith was placed on reserve while the team signed tight end Ryan O'Malley to the active roster. Smith was the team's best blocking tight end, so his absence is likely to affect the run game more than the passing game. Tight end Clive Walford will continue to see the majority of the team's reps at the position.
Smith (ankle) suffered a fractured bone in his lower leg Sunday and could be out for the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Smith is the Raiders' best blocking tight end, so a prolonged absence could affect Oakland's running game. Smith has only accrued six targets so far this season, with a vast majority of Derek Carr's throws to tight ends being directed towards Clive Walford, who has 13 receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown so far this season. If Smith is out for an extended period of time, Walford, as well as third-string tight end Mychal Rivera, should see additional snaps at tight end.
Smith (ankle) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Ravens, Scott Bair of CSNCalifornia.com reports. Smith's injury may also impact his status for the Raiders' Week 5 matchup against the Chargers, while Clive Walford and Mychal Rivera figure to see additional looks at tight end. Smith's situation should be monitored throughout the week.
Smith (wrist) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans. Smith missed last week's game against the Lions due to the wrist injury, marking the first time he's sat out all season. Although he'll be available Sunday, Smith won't see much activity as a receiver. He's yet to see more than two targets in any game this season.
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