Smith (undisclosed) returned from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Tori McElhaney of The Athletic reports. Smith was back on the field working with fellow tight ends Friday. If the veteran manages to make Atlanta's roster, he'll likely find himself handling a reserve blocking role.
Smith was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The team acquired Smith as depth for their tight end room in March. He's a 10-year veteran, though he could have a hard time making the team with Kyle Pitts and Hayden Hurst ahead of him on the depth chart.
Smith was traded to Atlanta for late-round draft compensation Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Smith is a 10-year veteran, and he's spent six of them with Buffalo. He's been primarily a backup and blocking tight end, as he's reached double-digit receptions in a season only twice in his career. He's likely to fill a similar role in Atlanta behind Hayden Hurst and Luke Stocker.
Smith (knee) is active for Saturday's game in Denver. Smith was officially listed as questionable after having been limited in practice all week, but he'll be available against Denver. With Tyler Kroft (coach's decision) a healthy scratch again, Smith will be Buffalo's only available depth tight end behind Dawson Knox.
Smith failed to catch his only target during Monday's 34-24 win over the 49ers. The 33-year-old played a season-high 25 offensive snaps but was minimally involved in the passing game despite Josh Allen attempting 40 passes. Smith appears to have taken over duties as Buffalo's No. 2 tight end from Tyler Kroft, but it hasn't led to much production, as he's been a blocker his entire NFL career.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/26||@New York Giants||30||12.00|
|4||10/03||Washington Football Team||14||5.00|
|5||10/10||New York Jets||12||4.00|
|9||11/07||@New Orleans Saints||13||4.00|
|11||11/18||New England Patriots||2||1.00|
|13||12/05||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||21||7.00|
|15||12/19||@San Francisco 49ers||25||10.00|
|18||01/09||New Orleans Saints||13||4.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||7||6||46||2||3||7.67||16|