Smith is inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports. Smith was first added to the Bears' roster this week after Jacquizz Rodgers (arm) landed on IR, so it's no surprise he'll sit out Sunday as he looks to familiarize himself with the playbook. He'll have a greater chance to crack the Bears' active lineup in the weeks to come.
Smith signed with the Bears on Monday. Smith's signing in Chicago comes in wake of Jacquizz Rodgers suffering a fractured arm during Sunday's game against the Chiefs. After an explosive start to last season, Smith suffered a broken leg of his own and was released with an injury settlement from the Falcons ahead of the current campaign. Now, Smith will have an opportunity to earn touches as a reserve runner in the Bears' backfield for the remainder of this season.
The Falcons are expected to cut ties with running back Antone Smith on Saturday, reports WSBTV. Smith rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries last season.
Falcons running back Antone Smith left Friday's preseason game against the Titans after suffering a hamstring injury, per AJC.com. Smith injured the hamstring on a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
Falcons running back Antone Smith, who broke his leg last November, is finally ready to make a resurgent return to the football field, per ESPN.com. "I'm getting there," Smith said. "I'm right where I need to be at this time right now." Smith scored five touchdowns of 38-plus yards last season before suffering the injury, but understands he will have to compete for the lead spot in the backfield this season. "It's all about competition," Smith said. "Everybody wants to get the guy. Everybody wants to be No. 1. But you know me. I'm patient. Whenever things come my way, I'm going to take it and run with it."
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