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90 Marcus Smith LB

Philadelphia Eagles

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%0%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
800000

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Eagles move Marcus Smith back to outside linebacker
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Eagles first-round pick Marcus Smith will go back to outside linebacker Saturday at Washington due to Trent Cole's hand injury, reports Philly.com. Smith had been playing inside linebacker because the Eagles were thin at that position.

It's unclear which position Smith will play long-term, the report said.

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Only two injured inactives listed by Eagles for Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Safety Nate Allen (hamstring) and wide receiver Brad Smith (groin) are the lone injured inactives for the Eagles on Sunday in Houston.

The healthy scratches are quarterback Matt Barkley, center Julian Vandervelde, tackle Dennis Kelly, linebacker Marcus Smith and defensive end Taylor Hart.

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Eagles announce Week 2 inactives
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Eagles declared wideout Josh Huff (shoulder), quarterback Matt Barkley, cornerback Jaylen Watkins (hamstring), offensive tackles Kevin Graf and Matt Tobin, linebacker Marcus Smith and defensive end Taylor Hart inactive for Monday night's game in Indianapolis.

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Eagles sign rookie Marcus Smith
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Eagles signed rookie defensive end Marcus Smith on Monday to a four-year deal, the team announced. Smith was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft at No. 26 overall from Louisville.

"It means everything," Smith said. "I've been waiting on it for a long time, been wanting to sign my contract just to get everything over with. It just feels great to be an Eagle and have no worries and go on the field and do what I do best. When I put the pen to paper? The first person I think of is my mom. She did so many things for me and I just feel like I could go out and do something special for her."

Smith is expected to be a rotational pass rusher for the Eagles this season. He had 14.5 sacks in 2013.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1399650002
Fantasy owners must practice patience with Marcus Smith
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

The selection of Marcus Smith left a lot of people scratching their heads, but the reality is that the Eagles were bowled over with his film and wanted to add another pass rusher to the mix. The plan in Philadelphia is to make him their outside linebacker and have him attack the quarterback, a position Smith himself used to play. Eagles coach Chip Kelly sees "huge upside" in Smith.

Odds are Smith will spend much of this season working in a rotation with Connor Barwin and Trent Cole . But the time will come soon enough where he'll bump one of them off the roster -- potentially Cole since he's older and makes a bunch of money.

Fantasy owners will have to be patient in waiting for Smith to see every-down work, and it won't be until then when he'll have some numbers -- not great numbers -- because outside linebackers typically need a ton of sacks and other stats to supplement their weak (by comparison) tackle totals. Smith should be a good mid-round pick in rookie-only drafts and a late-round choice in dynasty/keeper leagues but he's not worth taking in a standard seasonal format.

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Schedule
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29/15/14IND0000
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49/28/14SF0000
510/5/14STL0000
610/12/14NYG0000
810/26/14ARI0000
911/2/14HOU0000
1011/10/14CAR0000
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1211/23/14TEN0000
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1412/7/14SEA0000
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1612/20/14WAS0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1712/28/14@ NYG1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2014Philadelphia Eagles800.000000.0000
TOTAL800.000000.0000
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/251
Birthdate:
3/31/1992
Age:
22
Hometown:
Columbus, GA, USA
School:
Louisville
NFL Experience:
0
Awards:
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