NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 8-9-0
4-2-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 7-10-0

2022 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 22 296 13.5 2 38

Top Shi Smith News

  • Panthers' Shi Smith: Role grows in second season

    Smith caught 22 of 41 targets for 296 yards and two touchdowns while playing all 17 games in the 2022 season.

    Smith also handled punt-return duties, gaining 143 yards on his 23 attempts. Although he temporarily found himself in the dog house after fumbling in a Week 11 loss, Smith profiled as the Panthers' third wideout for most of the campaign. While that marked a promotion from his rookie season -- when he caught just six passes -- the team struggled in the passing game. Going into his third year, Smith will hope to maintain his role, but with a potentially new coaching staff and quarterback combination in Carolina, it wouldn't be surprising if he needs to climb from a depth role all over again.

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  • Panthers' Shi Smith: Strong performance in Week 17 loss

    Smith secured all four targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' 30-24 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

    The second-year wideout recorded a season high in receiving yardage while also tying his high-water mark in receptions. Smith's second touchdown of the season came on a 19-yard grab early in the fourth quarter to extend the Panthers' lead to 11 points at the time. While Sunday's loss eliminated Carolina from playoff contention, Smith will have a chance to build on his solid effort in a Week 18 road matchup against the Saints.

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  • Panthers' Shi Smith: Full practice Thursday

    Smith (foot) practiced in full Thursday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Smith was forced out of this past Saturday's win against Detroit with a foot injury, which forced an MRI on Tuesday. While the results of that test are unknown, he followed up Wednesday's capped session by logging all on-field work one day later. Smith thus is good to take on his tertiary role in the Panthers' passing game Week 17 at Tampa Bay, which has contained him to less than 30 yards in all but one of his 15 appearances this season.

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  • Panthers' Shi Smith: Logs partial activity Wednesday

    Smith (foot) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.

    Smith left Saturday's win over the Lions with an apparent foot injury, and he's since practiced in limited fashion Wednesday. If the second-year pro is eventually unable to gain medical clearance prior to Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, then DJ Moore would likely handle punt-returning duties, while both Laviska Shenault and Terrace Marshall would presumably be called upon to command expanded pass-catching roles this weekend.

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  • Panthers' Shi Smith: Getting MRI on foot

    Smith (foot) is getting an MRI on Tuesday, Mike Kaye of the Charlotte Observer reports.

    Smith suffered a foot injury during Saturday's win over the Lions, and the results of his MRI should reveal the severity of the issue. If Smith isn't available versus the Buccaneers in Week 17 it would not only hurt Carolina's receiving depth, but the team could have to rely on DJ Moore to return punts.

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  • Panthers' Shi Smith: Questionable to return

    Smith (foot/head) is questionable to return to Saturday's game versus Detroit, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

    Smith caught one of two targets for 17 yards before exiting with separate foot and head injuries, though it's unclear when or how these issues first arose. With Rashard Higgins (coach's decision) already inactive, the Panthers will be left with three available wideouts for the time being.

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  • Panthers' Shi Smith: Makes one catch

    Smith caught one of three targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Steelers.

    Smith garnered the third-most snaps of Carolina's receivers, featuring for nearly half of the offensive plays. His lone reception tied for his second longest of the campaign, but as a complementary wideout in an underwhelming passing attack, Smith holds little weekly value.

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  • Panthers' Shi Smith: Catches first touchdown

    Smith caught both of his targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Seahawks.

    Smith scored for the first time in his career with a 13-yard reception during the first quarter. After having his role reduced last week, Smith played a third of Carolina's offensive snaps Sunday and did well to stake his claim for similar playing time in Week 15 versus Pittsburgh.

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  • Panthers' Shi Smith: No offensive snaps

    Smith didn't play any offensive snaps and was stripped of his job as starting punt returner in Sunday's 23-10 win over the Broncos.

    Smith dealt with illness during the week, but his role reduction also comes after he was criticized by Carolina's coaching staff for fumbling in Week 11. With him not involved offensively, Laviska Shenault assumed the Panthers' third wideout role, while Raheem Blackshear replaced him returning punts. However, with Blackshear muffing a punt during the second quarter, Smith replaced him for one return (a fair catch) before Blackshear ultimately reclaimed the spot. As the team now embarks on its bye week, it'll be interesting to monitor whether Smith returns to his former offensive and special-teams roles or mostly remains on the sideline in Week 14 versus the Seahawks.

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  • Panthers' Shi Smith: Cleared to play in Week 12

    Smith (illness) practiced fully Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Broncos.

    Smith missed practice Wednesday and Thursday due to an illness but has recovered in time to get the green light for Sunday's game against Denver. He was called out by the coaching staff for fumbling on a punt return in the Week 11 loss to Baltimore, but Smith doesn't appear to have been demoted from that special-teams role. He also plays regularly on offense, though his impact has been limited, as Smith has topped 30 receiving yards only once in 2022.

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  • Panthers' Shi Smith: Remains questionable

    Smith (illness) was listed as a non-participant on Thursday's practice report.

    Smith was also unable to practice Wednesday, giving him back-to-back DNP's ahead of Sunday's contest with the Broncos. With Terrace Marshall (shoulder) also questionable for Week 12, the Panthers could be depleted at wide receiver come game time.

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  • Panthers' Shi Smith: Dealing with illness

    Smith didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness.

    Smith is under the weather to start Week 12 prep, but he'll have two more days to overcome the aliment before the team needs to make a decision on his status for Sunday's matchup against Denver. If Smith is sidelined this weekend, Laviska Shenault will likely be the main beneficiary from a playing-time standpoint.

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  • Panthers' Shi Smith: Fumbles in loss

    Smith caught four of five targets for 26 yards and lost one of his two fumbles in Sunday's 13-3 loss to the Ravens.

    Smith's four grabs tied for his most this season, but his fumble hurt his team in an underwhelming defeat. On the bright side, Smith supplanted Laviska Shenault to play 60 percent of Carolina's offensive snaps, the third-highest share among Panthers receivers.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Union, SC
Age: 24
School: South Carolina
Experience: 2