• by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers DE Jacquies Smith opens OTAs on first team

    Buccaneers defensive end Jacquies Smith was part of the first-team defense in Thursday's open OTA practice, the first of the offseason, per the team's website. Smith and George Johnson were the bookends on the defensive line, surrounding Gerald McCoy and Clinton McDonald. Lavonte David and Danny Lansanah were the two linebackers in the nickel set, with Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks at corner and Chris Conte and Major Wright at safety. Sterling Moore and Isaiah Frey each played nickel. Smith was a castoff by Buffalo early last season but developed into a rotational end with the Buccaneers, racking up 6 1/2 sacks.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Lovie Smith praises Buccaneers DE Jacquies Smith

    Lovie Smith has praised Buccaneers defensive end Jacquies Smith for his emergence as a productive player in recent weeks. The undrafted free agent, who was cut by Buffalo after Week 1 and has served a stint in the Canadian Football League, has gone from practice squad member to key player in the rotation. He has three sacks in the last three games, including two Sunday against Washington. Smith claims the result should be increased playing time. "We tell the players always, 'If you get in a few plays and you're productive with those, you'll get more,'" Smith told ESPN. "Kind of simple as that. He has continued to get more plays based on his play. He's come a long way from being cut by the Bills and coming down here and now really being a factor. So it's safe to say that, yes."

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Bills cut Jacquies Smith

    The Bills released defensive lineman Jacquies Smith Monday, to clear a spot on the 53-man roster. Smith was inactive for Week 1 against the Bears, but could land on the practice squad, where he spent much of last season.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Stephon Gilmore among Bills inactives in Week 1

    Bills starting cornerback Stephon Gilmore is inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Bears with a groin injury. Gilmore's absence is a plus for the Bears' talented wide-receiver corps, as cornerback is projected to be the strength of the Bills back seven on defense. Other Bills inactives include running back Bryce Brown, offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, guard Cyril Richardson, safety Jonathan Meeks, tight end Lee Smith and defensive end Jacquies Smith. Anthony Dixon, who was questionable to play with a hamstring issue, is active over Brown.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Bills retain entire practice squad

    The Bills signed their entire practice squad to reserve/futures contracts: cornerback Mario Butler, offensive tackle Edawn Coughman, quarterback Dennis Dixon, defensive end Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, offensive tackle Jamaal Johnson-Webb, receiver Brandon Kaufman and outside linebacker Jacquies Smith.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Bills make roster moves

    The Bills signed offensive lineman Bryant Browning and linebacker Jacquies Smith to the practice squad and released defensive end Jamie Blatnick, reports the National Football Post.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Jets make final roster cuts

    The Jets officially finalized their 53-man roster Saturday by placing running back Mike Goodson on the Reserve/Suspended List by the NFL. In addition, the Jets also waived the following 20 players from the roster: quarterback Greg McElroy, defensive tackle Antonio Garay, running back Mossis Madu, receiver Michael Campbell, receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, receiver Ben Obomanu, receiver Zach Rogers, tight end Chris Pantale, offensive lineman Erik Cook, offensive lineman J.B. Shugarts, offensive lineman Jason Smith, defensive lineman Junior Aumavae, defensive lineman Lanier Coleman, defensive lineman Tevita Finau, linebacker Troy Davis, linebacker JoJo Dickson, linebacker Jacquies Smith, defensive back Royce Adams, defensive back Mike Edwards, and defensive back Rontez Miles.

  • by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Dolphins trim their roster.

    The Dolphins waived the following players Saturday: DT Chas Alecxih, TE Les Brown, CB Marcus Brown, S Tyrell Johnson, CB Trenton Hughes, LB Josh Linam, RB Jerome Messam, DE Jacquies Smith and CB Jonathan Wade.