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Falcons' Keith Smith: Rehabbing from offseason surgery
Smith underwent offseason knee surgery, but he's expected to be ready for training camp, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Smith appeared in all 17 games for the Falcons last year and finished with career highs in rushing attempts (nine) and rushing yards (31), while adding nine receptions for 56 yards. The veteran fullback hasn't missed a game since 2015 and has garnered a consistent role for Atlanta over the past three seasons.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Hauls in only target Sunday
Smith caught his only target for three yards during Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Saints.
Smith finished his third season in Atlanta with nine rushing attempts for 31 yards and nine receptions for 56 yards. The veteran fullback is under contract for one more season, so he's expected to return with a similar role during the 2022 season.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Two catches in win
Smith caught both of his targets for 16 yards during Sunday's 21-14 win over the Jaguars.
Smith continues to have a marginal role in Atlanta's offense, totaling seven touches for 40 yards over his last three games. However, barring a touchdown, Smith will likely remain unplayable in standard formats.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Four touches in Week 11
Smith ran three times for eight yards and caught his only target for 11 yards during Thursday's 25-0 loss to the Patriots.
With Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) out, Smith saw multiple rushing attempts for the first time since Week 2. On the season, the fullback has appeared in every game, totaling nine carries for 31 yards (career-high) and five receptions for 35 yards. Barring a touchdown, Smith will likely remain unplayable in standard formats.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Records five touches Week 1
Smith ran two times for 13 yards and caught all three of his targets for 18 yards during Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
During Smith's seven years in the league he amassed 20 total rushing yards, but he started out his eighth season with a career-high 13 rushing yards in Week 1. He also finished fifth on the team in receiving. While Smith's career-high performance was exciting, his fantasy value is certainly limited and he will be a touchdown-dependent streaming option moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Logs 15 touches in 2020
Smith, who went without a rush attempt or a target during Sunday's 44-27 loss to the Buccaneers, concluded the 2020 season with 11 receptions (on 15 targets) for 59 yards and four carries for seven yards.
The 28-year-old ranked fifth in the NFL in total snaps among fullbacks, setting a career high with his 15 offensive touches during the 2020 campaign. Smith has been one of the more heavily utilized players at the position during his time with Atlanta over the past two seasons, but it remains to be seen what his role will be playing for a new head coach next season. He's under contract with the Falcons for two more seasons at an average cap hit of $1.5 million per year. However, Atlanta has the option to part ways with the fullback this offseason if willing to absorb a $733,000 dead cap hit, per Spotrac.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Enjoys career receiving day
Smith reeled in all three of his targets for 32 yards during Sunday's 31-27 loss to Tampa Bay.
Smith more than doubled his previous single-game career high in receiving yards (14), as he got his afternoon started with two catches in a three-play sequence during a Falcons touchdown drive in the second quarter. The San Jose State product has garnered five targets over the past two weeks after attracting a total of five in nine appearances between Weeks 4 and 13.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Not restricted by knee issue
Smith (knee) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice session, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The 28-year-old has thus far been able to avoid injury this season, suiting up for all 11 of the Falcons' games while accumulating 19 scrimmage yards on eight touches. His knee issue came to light on Wednesday's injury report, but a full practice session means he should be ready to go for a Week 13 matchup against New Orleans, barring any setbacks.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Makes fifth reception of 2020
Smith caught his lone target for a four-yard gain in Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Saints.
Smith has now caught five of six targets this year, none of which went for more than four yards. The 28-year-old fullback's main contributions are on special teams, where he is tied for third on the team with five tackles.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Set to come off COVID-19 list
Smith announced that he has been cleared to enter team facilities after being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list July 29, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The veteran fullback is one of seven Atlanta players to have so far landed on the NFL's reserve/COVID-19 list, but now he rejoins the Falcons' backfield in Flowery Branch as the team sits one month away from kicking off its season against Seattle. Smith certainly wasn't a down-in, down-out kind of player during his debut campaign in Atlanta last year, but he was more heavily utilized than the vast majority of modern fullbacks. He ranked sixth in the NFL in offensive snap percentage among fullbacks during 2019 (16.6 percent) and enters 2020 as a key fixture towards Atlanta's directive of improving the ground attack.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Tests positive for COVID-19
Smith tested positive for the coronavirus and was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Atlanta will be without the services of its top fullback for the early stages of the abbreviated offseason program, after Smith joined teammates Jamal Carter and Jaylinn Hawkins on the inactive/COVID list. Smith was reportedly asymptomatic, emphasizing the importance of the league's mandated "two negative test" policy, which ensures that players show to be clear of COVID-19 on two separate occasions before being allowed into team facilities. The 28-year-old fullback will be delayed in acclimating to in-person activities this summer, but Atlanta averts potential disaster by catching the issue up front and preventing further spread to the locker room.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Agrees to three-year extension
Smith and the Falcons agreed to terms on a three-year extension Saturday.
Smith is one of the few true fullbacks remaining in the NFL, but he doesn't have to worry about finding a home through the 2022 campaign. The veteran doesn't contribute much in the box score, but he will pave the way for Devonta Freeman and the rest of Atlanta's backs.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Six touches for Falcons in 2019
Smith ran for eight yards on five carries and registered a 13-yard reception during his debut season with Atlanta in 2019.
The former Cowboy and Raider was not granted a single goal-line carry during 2019, but he did account for five yards on his two red-zone rush attempts. Smith was one of the more highly utilized full backs in the NFL this season, ranking sixth at the position with 198 total snaps. Among qualified players, Smith also placed as Pro Football Focus' eighth-best run-blocking fullback, a surprisingly high mark given that the Falcons finished 30th in rush offense as a team. His one-year contract expires over the offseason, leaving Atlanta with a decision to make on the 27-year-old Smith.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Lands in Atlanta
Smith signed a one-year deal with the Falcons on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Smith was surprisingly let go by the Raiders over the weekend but didn't take long to find a new team. The 27-year-old had only one carry and five receptions in 16 games last season while serving as a blocking fullback.... See More ... See Less
Raiders' Keith Smith: Resumes practicing
Smith (knee) practiced Tuesday and was removed from the Raiders' non-football injury list, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Smith is coming off a torn meniscus and appears to be nearing a return to full health. The veteran fullback projects to play a key blocking role in Oakland's offense and contribute on special teams.... See More ... See Less
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