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Texans' Chris Smith: Signed to active roster
The Texans signed Smith to their active roster Thursday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Smith was elevated from the Texans' practice squad for their Week 14 matchup against Seattle, but he'll now land a contract to join the 53-man roster. Jonathan Greenard (illness), Derek Rivers (illness) and Jacob Martin (illness) were all placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list recently, so Smith could draw the start in Sunday's Week 16 matchup against the Chargers.... See More ... See Less
Texans' Chris Smith: Promoted to active roster
Smith was added to the Texans' active roster a head of Week 14 against the Seahawks, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Smith got the call from the practice squad with Jonathan Greenard (foot) looking iffy for the game against Seattle. He made his season debut in last week's loss to the Colts and did not have a tackle in 21 defensive snaps.... See More ... See Less
Ravens' Chris Smith: Lands with Baltimore
Smith signed a one-year deal with the Ravens on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Last year, Smith played in eight games after being elevated from the Raiders' practice squad. The 29-year-old has spent time with the Jaguars, Bengals, Browns and Raiders during his seven-year career, registering a season-high three sacks on two occasions.... See More ... See Less
Raiders' Chris Smith: Promoted to active roster
Smith was promoted to the Raiders' active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
The 28-year-old spent training camp with the Raiders and was let go at roster cutdowns, but he remained with the organization on the practice squad. Smith should now fill a reserve role at defensive end for Las Vegas.... See More ... See Less
Chris Smith: Unable to secure roster spot
The Raiders released Smith on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Smith was a late addition to training camp, signing Aug. 25 with a little over a week left. The 28-year-old defensive end failed to make enough of an impact to retain a reserve role, as Las Vegas opted to keep Arden Key and Carl Nassib as the primary backups to Clelin Ferrell and Maxx Crosby.... See More ... See Less
Raiders' Chris Smith: Signs in Las Vegas
Smith signed a contract with the Raiders on Tuesday.
Smith was cut by the Panthers on Aug. 1, but he has an opportunity to secure a depth role with the Raiders. Over the last three seasons, he's played in 41 games and recorded 58 tackles, four sacks and five pass breakups.... See More ... See Less
Chris Smith: Sent packing by Panthers
Smith was released by the Panthers on Thursday, Myles Simmons of the team's official website reports.
Smith signed a one-year contract with the team in March but things ultimately did not pan out. He spent the last two seasons in Cleveland providing depth on the defensive line. The veteran will now need to find a new landing spot.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Chris Smith: Lands in Carolina
Smith signed a one-year contract with the Panthers on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Smith played a reserve role in Cleveland for the last two years, totaling 22 tackles and three pass breakups over 25 games. There's steep competition in front of him in Carolina, so he's far from a lock to make Carolina's roster once the preseason concludes.... See More ... See Less
Chris Smith: Let go by Cleveland
Smith was waived by the Browns on Tuesday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Smith was a healthy scratch for Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh, as he apparently fell out of favor in the defensive line rotation. The 27-year-old had one assisted tackle in nine games while working in a rotational role.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Chris Smith: Won't suit up against Pittsburgh
Smith is a healthy scratch Week 13 against Pittsburgh.
Smith briefly saw an uptick in playing time with Olivier Vernon injured, but Vernon is back this week for the divisional matchup, and Smith will sit as a result. It also appears that Bryan Cox has moved ahead of him in the defensive line rotation, according to Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Chris Smith: Set for bigger role
Smith will start in place of Olivier Vernon (knee) in the team's Week 12 contest against the Dolphins, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Smith has not played more than 40 percent of the team's defensive snaps in any game this season, even with Vernon absent. However, with Myles Garrett (suspension) also unavailable, Smith should be in line for a bigger role in Week 12.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Chris Smith: Suiting up Sunday
Smith (personal) will play in Sunday's game versus the Rams.
Smith doesn't have a tackle through two games, although he only played 35 defensive snaps in that span. His usage will be similar in this contest with Myles Garrett and Olivier Vernon manning the starter reps.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Chris Smith: Absent from practice
Smith will not practice Thursday due to personal reasons, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Smith also did not practice Wednesday. He suited up during Monday's win over the Jets and played his usual rotational role, recording one defended pass. Smith's availability for Week 3 could come down to the extent of his participation in Friday's practice.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Chris Smith: Will suit up Monday
Smith will play in Monday's game versus the Browns, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Smith's girlfriend was tragically killed in a car accident last week. He will return to the lineup as the Browns seek their first win of the year.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Chris Smith: Questionable for Week 2
Smith (undisclosed) is listed as questionable for Monday's game versus the Jets, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Smith was a full participant in Saturday's practice, but his status is still in doubt. If he is able to suit up, Smith will likely not play a large role in the defense, as he only played nine defensive snaps in Week 1.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Chris Smith: To start in place of Ogbah
Smith will start at defensive end in place of the injured Emmanuel Ogbah (ankle), Tony Grossi of ESPN reports.
Smith logged 57 snaps on defense Week 1 against the Steelers and was able to turn that into three tackles (one solo). Ogbah still played 27 snaps in that outing, so look for Smith's workload to increase slightly.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Chris Smith: Agrees to contract with Browns
Smith signed a three-year, $14 million contract with the Browns on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
The Browns are putting a great deal of confidence in Smith, who has just 7.5 sacks over four seasons in the league. The 2017 season was the first one where Smith played all 16 games, and he posted 26 tackles and three sacks while averaging just 25 defensive snaps per game for the Bengals. Smith will compete with Myles Garrett and Emmanuel Ogbah for reps at defensive end.... See More ... See Less
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