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Falcons' Andre Smith: Modest results in 2023
Smith finished 2023 with 19 tackles (13 solo), one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defense in 11 appearances.
Smith operated primarily on special teams for most of the season, but he saw extended defensive work in two games, totaling 16 tackles (eight solo) over 98 snaps during those contests. His 19 tackles and 110 defensive snaps were both career-high marks, and he'll look to parlay that into a new contract this offseason.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Andre Smith: Lands with Falcons
Smith signed a contract with Atlanta on Sunday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Smith was released by the Bills last October after serving a six-game suspension for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing substances. However, he ended up finishing the season in Tennessee, seeing all his work on special teams and collecting six tackles in five games. He'll likely work to earn a depth role in the Falcons' linebacker corps while continuing to be a presence on special teams.... See More ... See Less
Andre Smith: Released by Buffalo
Buffalo released Smith on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Smith remained on the team while he faced a six-game suspension for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing substances, and he was let go after the ban was lifted. The 2018 seventh-round pick was a special-teams ace for the Bills in 2021, totaling 10 tackles and one fumble recovery across 258 snaps.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Andre Smith: Issued six-game suspension
The NFL handed Smith a six-game suspension Wednesday for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing substances, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Smith was a major special-teams contributor in his second season with the Bills, notching 10 tackles and one fumble recovery while playing 258 snaps on the unit over 15 games in 2021. The 2018 seventh-round pick signed a two-year, $3 million deal with Buffalo last March, but his minimal $125,000 dead-cap hit could make him a roster cutdown casualty given that he won't be available for the start of the season.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Andre Smith: Staying in Buffalo
Smith signed a two-year contract worth up to $3 million Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Smith was set to be a restricted free agent, but the two sides have agreed to a deal. The 23-year-old linebacker played just 47 defensive snaps over 12 games in 2020, so most of his value comes on special teams. The Bills may have to let Matt Milano go, and Smith could contribute more defensively if that's the case, at least in the short term.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Andre Smith: Larger role awaits
Smith's teammate Matt Milano (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Smith seems like the most likely substitute starter at weak-side linebacker while the Bills await Milano's return, which will have to be at least two more games. Smith has only played 16 defensive snaps all season, so we fully expect the Bills to use a few different players depending on the package, plus the team has a few defensive backs that can handle linebacker-type duties. In other words, while Smith now has a big opportunity in front of him, he's probably still a ways from IDP value.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Andre Smith: Joins Buffalo's active roster
Smith was promoted to the Bills' active roster from the practice squad Tuesday, Maddy Glab of the team's official site reports.
The 23-year-old has been on Buffalo's practice squad all season, and he exclusively played special teams in the two games he was elevated to the active roster as an extra player. Smith figures to have a similar role now that he potentially has a longer-term place on the team.... See More ... See Less
Andre Smith: Heading back to practice squad
Smith was moved back to Buffalo's practice squad after suiting up during Sunday's 18-10 win against the Jets, per the NFL's official transaction log.
The 23-year-old linebacker garnered 13 special-teams snaps against New York, but he still has not been utilized on defense in any of his three appearances this season. Smith heads back to the practice squad for now, but he's been summoned to the active roster two times over Buffalo's past three games.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Andre Smith: Weekend promotion
Smith was elevated from the practice squad Saturday, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.
Smith has bumped around the Bills' roster since being acquired in a cheap late-August trade with the Panthers, and he'll be needed for depth and special teams work this week with three linebackers having been ruled out for Buffalo's game against Miami.... See More ... See Less
Andre Smith: Quick stop in Buffalo
The Bills are expected to cut Smith on Saturday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network per a source.
The Bills just traded for Smith on Monday with Carolina. While it seems like that was a foolish move given Saturday's cut, the word is the pick was conditional and in the end Buffalo got what amounts to a free look at Smith. Perhaps the Bills will try to move him to the practice squad if he clears waivers.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Andre Smith: Acquired by Buffalo
Smith was traded to Buffalo from Carolina on Monday in exchange for a conditional pick in 2023, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
The cost isn't very steep for the Bills, who continue to build depth and try to improve their special teams. Smith still probably has some work to do to have something more than a short-term role with his new squad.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Andre Smith: Back at practice
Smith (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Smith sat out three consecutive regular season matches due to a lingering hamstring injury, but finally appears to be nearing a return to the field. The rookie seventh-round pick should see work on special teams during Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Andre Smith: Won't play Week 8
Smith (hamstring) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Smith will miss his third straight game due to a lingering hamstring injury. The rookie is expected to take most of his snaps on special teams when healthy, so his absence is unlikely to have a large impact on Sunday's game against Baltimore.... See More ... See Less
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