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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Panthers' Andre Smith: Ruled out Week 7

    Smith (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports. Smith will miss his second consecutive game with the hamstring issue sustained in his season debut against the Giants in Week 5. The 21-year-old was a non-participant at practice this week.
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