Smith played in 15 games last season as DeMarcus Ware's backup on the line, recording 11 tackles and no sacks. He was placed on the injured reserve with a knee injury before the team's divisional-round loss against the Colts. His role next season could go to Shaquil Barrett, who was added to the roster before that playoff loss.
Smith was already declared out for Sunday's game against the Colts. His rookie season ends with 11 totals tackles in 15 games this season for Denver.
Smith suffered a torn ACL in college and this injury is to the same knee, coach John Fox said Friday. Smith played in 15 games for Denver this season, totaling 11 tackles.
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