The Jaguars cut Smallwood from their practice squad Monday, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports. Smallwood was signed to the Jaguars' practice squad ahead of Week 5. He played two snaps on special teams and didn't record any stats. The 27-year-old running back has only appeared in two regular season games since 2019.
Smallwood signed with the Jaguars' practice squad Wednesday. Smallwood was unable to land a roster spot during training camp, but he'll attempt to carve out a depth role with the Jaguars while Carlos Hyde (shoulder) is banged up. The 27-year-old spent most of the 2020 campaign on Pittsburgh's practice squad.
Smallwood reverted to Pittsburgh's practice squad Thursday, per the league's official transactions report. Smallwood was promoted for Wednesday's win over the Ravens as a reserve option, but he ultimately played just two snaps on special teams while Benny Snell and Anthony McFarland led Pittsburgh's backfield. It could require both James Conner (reserve/COVID-19 list) and Jaylen Samuels (quadriceps) missing more time for Smallwood to come off the practice squad again Week 13.
Smallwood played two snaps -- both on special teams -- Wednesday in the Steelers' 19-14 win over the Ravens. With running backs James Conner (reserve/COVID-19 list) and Jaylen Samuels (quadriceps) sitting out the Week 12 contest, Smallwood was elevated from the practice squad to provide depth behind Benny Snell and Anthony McFarland. Pittsburgh should have one or both of Conner and Samuels back for their Week 13 game Monday versus Washington, so Smallwood will presumably revert to the practice squad in the coming days.
The Steelers elevated Smallwood from their practice squad ahead of Wednesday's game against the Ravens, Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. With James Conner (reserve/COVID-19 list) and Jaylen Samuels (quadriceps) unavailable for the contest, Smallwood is in line to serve as the Steelers' No. 3 running back Wednesday behind Benny Snell and Anthony McFarland. Provided Snell and McFarland aren't forced to exit the contest early, Smallwood will likely see most of his work on special teams.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|11||11/21||San Francisco 49ers||15||17.00|
|13||12/05||@Los Angeles Rams||14||16.80|
|16||12/26||@New York Jets||31||24.40|
|17||01/02||@New England Patriots||11||15.40|
|3 Year Avg||36||148||1||12||98||1||35|