Smith caught both of his targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 34-28 overtime loss to the Vikings. Smith, a rookie sixth-rounder, played eight offensive snaps and seven on special teams in his NFL debut. Along with his receptions, Smith returned a kickoff for 24 yards. With fellow first-year wideout Terrace Marshall now in concussion protocol, Smith stands a decent chance to remain active in Week 7 versus the Giants.
Smith is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Smith was a healthy scratch for the first five games of the season, but he's active for Sunday and is set to make his professional debut. The rookie sixth-round pick is unlikely to be much of a factor in the offense since Carolina's receiving corps is currently in full health, though he could be a factor in the return game.
Smith (coach's decision) is inactive for the Panthers' Week 2 matchup against the Saints, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. Smith returned from a shoulder injury to fully practice Wednesday after being sidelined by the issue since Aug. 28. However, reports suggested that he might not get enough work in to be active in Week 2. It's unclear when he may be ready to take the field for his first regular-season contest.
Smith (shoulder) returned to practice fully Wednesday, though it's not clear he will play in week 2 against the Saints, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Smith has been sidelined since the team's final preseason game on Aug. 28. That he returned to full practice is a positive, though it could take the rookie some time to ramp back up to be ready for game action.
Smith (shoulder) remained a non-participant in Thursday's practice, David Netwon of ESPN.com reports. Smith remains sidelined by the shoulder injury he suffered in Carolina's preseason finale. The rookie sixth-round pick will likely need to practice in some capacity Friday to have a shot at suiting up against the Jets come Sunday.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/24||@New York Giants||20||24.00|
|9||11/07||New England Patriots||17||23.67|
|11||11/21||Washington Football Team||31||29.67|
|16||12/26||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||24||25.33|
|17||01/02||@New Orleans Saints||18||23.80|
|18||01/09||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||24||25.33|
|3 Year Avg||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0|