Smith (hip) remains without a firm timetable for return following November 2018 surgery to repair torn labrums in both hips, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Laine simply labeled Smith as "still recovering" from the procedure, while adding that Friday's depth signing of veteran center Josh LeRibeus isn't likely to be the only addition to the interior of the Buccaneers' offensive line. Smith has been a highly versatile asset over his five seasons in Tampa, filling in at both guard spots and at center. There's a chance the veteran has a chance to return at some point before the start of the season, but the likelihood of that occurring probably won't be ascertained until later in the summer.
Smith (hip) will have surgery Nov. 26 to repair the torn labrums in both hips, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Smith was placed on injured reserve earlier this week due to the hip injury, but the specifics weren't previously known. Given the severity of the injury the 32-year-old will not be able to return this season.
Smith (hip) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
The 32-year-old center has missed the last two games with a hip injury, and is now set to sit out the remainder of the season unless he reaches an injury settlement with Tampa Bay.
Smith (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Redskins, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Smith logged two limited practices this week but was unable to practice Friday. The 32-year-old missed Week 9 with this injury as well.
Smith (hip) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
The veteran missed last Sunday's game against the Panthers, but Thursday's participation level offers reason for cautious optimism that he might be able to give it a go against the Redskins in Week 10. Smith's practice status Friday should serve as a better indicator of his chances of suiting up against Washington in his customary depth role along the offensive line.
Smith (hip) was officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Smith has been dealing with the hip issue all season, but Sunday will be the first time he'll be forced to miss a game. Ryan Jensen will start at center as the Buccaneers offensive line will be short on interior depth at Carolina.
Smith (hip) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
The downgrade from limited practice Wednesday to a complete absence Thursday is naturally somewhat of a concern. Friday's final injury report should shed more light on Smith's chances of suiting up Sunday against the Panthers.
Smith (hip) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
The veteran lineman has dealt with his hip issue throughout the season, but he's yet to miss a game. The Bucs are managing Smith's reps carefully so as to nurse him through the season, so Wednesday's limited participation doesn't necessarily come as a surprise. The 32-year-old is likely to suit up in Week 9 against the Panthers barring unforeseen developments.
Smith (hip) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Smith appears to have recovered from the hip injury that caused him to be limited in practice earlier this week. If Smith can continue to practice fully for the remainder of the week, the ten-year veteran will likely play a substantial role in the interior of Tampa's O-line during Sunday's season opener against the Saints.
Smith (hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Smith appears to be battling through a minor hip injury as Sunday's season-opener against the Saints looms closer. The versatile lineman has proven capable of all three interior line positions, and should play a key role in protecting Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. The Buccaneers may simply be taking a cautious approach to the 10-year veteran's health, especially with Donovan Smith (knee) considered doubtful to play Sunday.
Smith signed a two-year contract with the Buccaneers on Friday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Smith has been with Tampa Bay the last four seasons, but he hasn't been a full-time starter since 2014. His value comes in his versatility, as he's capable of playing all three interior linemen positions and provides the team much-needed depth. Entering his 10th NFL season, Smith has slowed down a bit, but he still figures to add value to the Buccaneers' offense in 2018.
Smith was removed from the NFL's concussion protocol and will play Sunday against Green Bay, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Smith seemed to be trending in the right direction in his recovery from the concussion after logging a full practice Wednesday, and he apparently passed tests administered by an independent neurologist to get the green light for the Week 13 matchup. He'll likely rotate in at left guard with Kevin Pamphile during the contest.
Smith (concussion) practiced at full speed Wednesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Smith is thus in line to play Sunday against the Packers, the team he first broke into the NFL with in 2009.
Smith (concussion) is listed as out for Sunday's Week 12 tilt against the Falcons.
The Buccaneers' starting left guard was knocked out of the Week 11 victory over the Dolphins with the concussion, and he wasn't able to make any appearances in practice this week. Kevin Pamphile, who filled in for Smith when he exited last week's contest, will man left guard in his stead against the Falcons.
Smith has been diagnosed with a concussion and won't return to Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Smith has been placed in the league's concussion protocol, and Kevin Pamphile will slot in at left guard for the time being. Pamphile often rotates in at left guard even when Smith is healthy, so this won't shake up the offensive dynamic much.
Smith is being evaluated for a sustaining a possible concussion during Sunday's game against Miami, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Depending on the results of this evaluation, Smith may be placed in the league's concussion protocol. For the time being, though, the experienced Kevin Pamphile will slot into the left guard position.
Smith (illness) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Smith missed Thursday's practice due to an illness, but the center was able to participate in limited fashion Friday and will be available to provide depth on the offensive line in Week 2.
Smith (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Smith was a limited participant in practice Friday after sitting out Thursday. Practicing in the Friday session is good news for the 31-year-old, who will likely fill a reserve role at center/guard if he is able to play Sunday.
Smith (illness) missed practice Thursday, the team's official site reports.
The versatile 31-year-old joined linebacker Kwon Alexander as players affected by illness Thursday, although the latter was at least able to turn in a limited session. Smith is a valuable backup at both guard spots, so the Bucs' offensive line depth would certainly take a hit should he be unable to take the field in Week 2.
Smith, who started at center and both guard spots last season, received a $1 million roster bonus Wednesday, essentially guaranteeing his return in 2017, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The versatile 30-year-old had been rumored to be a potential salary-cap cut this offseason, but Wednesday's bonus payment put that possibility to rest. Smith will thus play out the final season of his four-year contract with the Bucs in 2017 and is expected to at a minimum serve as a valuable backup along the interior of the offensive line. Smith is even a candidate to compete for the starting center job he'd held in 2014, but Tampa also re-signed Joe Hawley later Wednesday, who held down that role last season when healthy.
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