Smith showed promise with Tampa Bay a few years back, recording 13.5 sacks across 27 games in 2014 and 2015. However, the defensive end has played in just four games the last three years and put up just a single tackle in two outings with the Lions in 2017. He'll be looking to earn a depth role with the Cardinals for the upcoming campaign.
Smith was waived by the Lions on Tuesday.
It's the second time Smith has been waived by the Lions this season, this time in order to make room for veteran defensive end George Johnson. Since rejoining the Lions in Week 9, Smith recorded two tackles in two contests, logging 68 defensive snaps in the process.
Smith signed a contract with the Lions on Monday.
Smith was let go by the Lions on Saturday in order to open up a roster spot for Sunday's game against the Steelers, but rejoins the team with guard Tim Lelito (thigh) headed to injured reserve. The 27-year-old should serve as defensive line depth and could also play a role on special teams.
Smith was released by the Buccaneers on Wednesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Smith is finally healthy again after battling an illness, but now he'll have to look for new employment. The Bucs were injury-riddled on their defensive front, with Robert Ayers (knee) and Noah Spence (shoulder) both missing time. Now that they're healthy, however, Smith isn't needed as added depth.
|5||10/7/18||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/11/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|2012||New York Jets||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||17||13.0||4||6.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||22||15.0||7||7||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2012||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||1||1||3||0||3||22||3||1|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|