Ryan Smith

#29 DB / Tampa Bay Buccaneers / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 189 lb Age: 25 College: North Carolina Central Bye 7

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Starting corner in Week 13

    Ryan Smith will start at cornerback in Week 13 against the Panthers, with Brent Grimes (knee), Carlton Davis (knee) and M.J. Stewart (foot) all inactive, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be extremely short-handed in an already vulnerable secondary Sunday, but at least Smith isn't devoid of experience. The 2016 fourth-round pick has seen action in 40 games overall in his first three seasons and logged multiple starts in 2017 when both Grimes and Vernon Hargreaves were sidelined with shoulder and hamstring injuries, respectively. Smith will look to help contain a Cam Newton-led Panthers passing attack that gets Devin Funchess (back) back from a one-game absence Sunday.

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Logs six stops in Week 6 start

    Ryan Smith posted six solo tackles in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 34-29 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.Smith filled in for Carlton Davis (groin) against the Falcons' high-powered passing attack and unsurprisingly had an active afternoon. Matt Ryan was able to rack up 354 passing yards and three touchdowns, however, with Smith missing the tackle that allowed Austin Hooper to notch one of those scores. If Davis' injury lingers into Week 7, Smith likely figures to be in line for another start versus a more manageable but still solid Browns passing attack.

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Earns start Sunday

    Ryan Smith will start at cornerback in place of the injured Carlton Davis (groin) in Sunday's game against the Falcons, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Smith draws a tough matchup against a Falcons' aerial attack that includes a talented trio of receivers in Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Calvin Ridley. It won't be Smith's first start of the season, however, as he led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in tackles Week 2.

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Team-leading tackle total in Week 2

    Ryan Smith logged nine tackles (seven solo) and two passes defensed in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 27-21 win over the Eagles on Sunday.Smith played 71 snaps while drawing a start opposite rookie Carlton Davis at left cornerback in place of Brent Grimes (groin). Grimes' eventual return should bump Smith back to nickel corner duties, but he's shown up well with 13 total tackles and a trio of defensed passes over his first two games.

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Four tackles in opener

    Ryan Smith totaled four solo tackles, defensed a pass, and recovered a fumble during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 48-40 win over the Saints in Week 1.Smith ultimately logged 44 snaps on defense and 17 additional on special teams on a very busy afternoon. The 25-year-old could have plenty of similar weeks ahead of him in the immediate future if starting cornerback Vernon Hargreaves' shoulder injury is as serious as feared. The 2016 fourth-round pick proved to be a solid tackler from the cornerback position last season -- registering 62 stops (51 solo) while also forcing three fumbles and recovering one over 15 games -- while also defending five passes, so there could be some deep-league IDP value there if he's in for a multi-week stint as a starter.

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Game-sealing interception in preseason opener

    Ryan Smith was credited with seven tackles (five solo), an interception and a forced fumble in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 26-24 preseason win over the Dolphins on Thursday.Smith was frequently picked on throughout the game, but he was able to come through when it counted most. The third-year corner intercepted a Bryce Petty pass with two seconds remaining, sealing the win for the Buccaneers. He'd also been credited with a forced fumble when Dolphins rookie running back Kalen Ballage attempted to hurdle him after a short reception early in the second quarter. After seeing extensive time in Thursday's game, Smith projects for another heavy workload in Saturday's exhibition tilt versus the Titans due to the absence of Vernon Hargreaves (groin).

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Posts five stops in finale

    Ryan Smith supplied five solo tackles and a pass defensed in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Saints.The second-year defensive back had shaken off the ankle injury that had cost him the Week 16 loss to the Panthers early in the practice week, and he looked to be at full health Sunday while posting at least five stops for the fifth time over his final six games of the season. Smith worked his way into the starting lineup beginning in Week 8 due to injuries to Brent Grimes and Vernon Hargreaves (hamstring), and while he ended up acquitting himself particularly well in the tackle department, he wasn't able to get his hands on many passes. Smith finished with just two defensed passes over his last eight contests, and he's still in search of his first career interception after 29 games. The 24-year-old remains under team control for two more seasons under his rookie contract, and he could vie for a starting role if the team decides not to re-sign Grimes.

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Practices fully Thursday

    Ryan Smith (ankle) was a full participant at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice Thursday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Smith was inactive for last Sunday's loss to the Panthers and started the week as a limited participant. Friday's practice session should provide further clarity, but at this point the 24-year-old appears on track to be available for the regular-season finale against the Saints.

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Inactive Week 16

    Ryan Smith (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's matchup with Carolina, Scott Smith of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' official site reports.Smith was limited in practice this week but ultimately listed as doubtful for Sunday's game. Robert McClain will likely see the spot start at cornerback opposite Brent Grimes while Smith is out.

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Listed as doubtful

    Ryan Smith (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.Smith was able to practice in a limited capacity throughout the week, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear to be leaning in the direction of ruling their starting cornerback out for Sunday. If Smith is sidelined, Robert McClain would likely start across from Brent Grimes, with Javien Elliott potentially seeing additional snaps as well.