Smith recorded six tackles (three solo) to go along with his first sack of the season in Thursday's loss to the Texans. Smith made up for a sluggish start to the year, as he recorded just one tackle in the team's season opener. The 25-year-old saw 34 snaps (52 percent) in Week 2, which is right around where you would expect the rotational defensive end to wind up. He will line up against a Packers' offensive line in Week 3 that has both starting tackles dealing with injuries, so he could be potentially in line for an advantageous situation.
Smith was traded to the Bengals on Tuesday in exchange for a 2018 conditional draft pick, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Smith has accumulated 4.5 sacks in 19 games over the course of his three-year NFL career and has mostly served as a backup, playing only 311 snaps during that span. The good news is that he is only 25 years old and has yet to play a full season, meaning there is a chance his full potential has not yet been unlocked. Smith will likely slide into a reserve role on the Bengals' defensive line behind Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson.
Smith (eye) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Bills, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports. Smith will in fact miss his third straight game due to his eye injury, but his absence won't have much of an impact with several options ahead of him on the depth chart at defensive end. Dante Fowler and Tyson Alualu are the Jaguars' projected starters at the position in Week 12.
Smith (eye) is inactive for Sunday's matchup with the Titans. The defensive end is dealing with an eye injury which will keep him sidelined Sunday. The 24-year-old didn't figure to be an integral part of Jacksonville's defensive scheme.
The Jaguars have ruled Roy Miller (knee), Chris Smith, Tyler Shatley, Matt Daniels, Jeremy Harris, Tommy Streeter (abdomen) and Stephen Morris as inactive for Sunday's season finale against Houston.