Smallwood, besides a Week 6 kickoff return touchdown, has done little to make a fantasy impact since rushing for 79 yards and a score in Week 3. In fact, he's managed just eight carries since then, with the presence of veteran teammates Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles understandably crowding him out of snaps. Unless either player gets injured, Smallwood will likely remain a sparingly used change-of-pace option on offense.
Bell was released by the Bears on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN.com reports.
With Jeremy Langford (ankle) sidelined, Bell was operating as an additional body behind Jordan Howard and Ka'Deem Carey in the backfield, but was able to carry the ball just three times for six yards over four games. The 30-year-old veteran should field some interest while on the open free agent market, although no matter where he signs, he'll likely struggle to get significant carries.
Jones was waived by the Cavaliers on Monday, Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com reports.
The Cavaliers were essentially deciding between keeping Jones or DeAndre Liggins, and they've apparently opted to go with the younger option of the two. From a chemistry and experience standpoint, Jones was an important piece of the Cavs' championship roster last season, but his best days as a player are well behind him, so the decision to keep Liggins probably makes the most basketball sense. Jones turns 36 in December and could opt for retirement if he doesn't receive interest from another contending team.
Although he hit six kicks, it's the seventh one that will bother Bryant when looking back at this game. The 41-year-old hit the left upright from 58 yards as time expired in the 4th, and the Falcons eventually fell to the Chargers in overtime. It was an ambitious attempt for the veteran kicker, and although he had the distance, it came down just left of the intended target. That was Bryant's only miss of the season, so he's still a top tier kicker on an explosive offense.
With Reggie Jackson (knee) set to miss extended time to begin the season, the Pistons will bolster their point guard depth by bringing in Udrih, who split last season between the Heat and Grizzlies. The 34-year-old was waived by Miami over the weekend and will now compete with Ray McCallum for minutes behind interim starter Ish Smith.