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August 16, 2019 04:48 PM
Redskins' Marcus Smith: Logs tackle Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (hamstring/groin) compiled one tackle during Thursday's 23-13 preseason loss to the Bengals.

Smith looks fully recovered from his hamstring and groin injuries. He played 39 snaps on defense Thursday. The 2014 first-round pick is battling for a depth role in Washington.

July 31, 2019 07:04 PM
Redskins' Marcus Smith: Held out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (hamstring/groin) was unable to participate in Wednesday's practice, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

It's unclear how Smith picked up the injury, but it's serious enough to hold him out of practice. The 2014 first-round pick will miss out on valuable snaps in the meantime, as he battles for a depth role in Washington's defense for 2019.

December 27, 2018 01:36 PM
Redskins' Marcus Smith: Rejoins Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith signed a contract with the Redskins on Thursday.

Smith was waived by Washington on Dec. 15, but he now rejoins the team's active roster following the placement of Colt McCoy (lower leg) on injured reserve. The 26-year-old will serve a depth role during Sunday's tilt against the Eagles.

December 15, 2018 06:12 PM
Marcus Smith: Let go by Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was waived by the Redskins on Saturday.

Smith signed with the Redskins in early December and he saw three defensive snaps in last week's loss to the Giants. The 26-year-old will have to hope to latch on elsewhere for the closing stages of the season.

December 4, 2018 08:16 PM
Redskins' Marcus Smith: Signs with Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith signed a contract with the Redskins on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Smith was released by the Seahawks in August and hasn't appeared in an NFL game since 2017. He'll likely provide depth on the defensive line behind Matthew Ioannidis (shin).

August 18, 2018 09:36 PM
Marcus Smith: Let go by Seahawks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (hamstring) was released by the Seahawks on Friday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Smith has been nursing a hamstring injury since late July and was expected to be given a chance to fight for a final roster spot until the end of camp. The current severity of his injury is unclear, but once healthy, he should have the chance to latch onto another team's preseason roster.

July 31, 2018 04:32 PM
Seahawks' Marcus Smith: Nursing hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith missed Tuesday's practice due to tightness in his hamstring, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.

Smith's injury appears to be quite mild, but the Seahawks are electing to proceed cautiously with the former first-rounder at this point of training camp. Smith has logged 2.5 sacks in each of the past two seasons, but he'll still be battling for a roster spot until the regular season begins.

March 28, 2018 03:08 PM
Seahawks' Marcus Smith: Played with torn ligaments in foot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith announced on his Twitter account that he played with a torn ligament in his foot last season.

Smith played through the injury, logging 15 tackles (nine solo), 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a pass defensed in 14 games. The Seahawks have spent the offseason retooling their defensive line, and Smith could play an expanded role next year if he can return to full strength.

March 22, 2018 08:44 PM
Seahawks' Marcus Smith: Inks one year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith re-signed to a one-year deal with the Seahawks on Thursday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of SeattlePi.com reports.

After spending his first three seasons in Philadelphia, Smith signed with the Seahawks last season and went on to record 15 tackles (nine solo), 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a pass defensed in 14 games. Given the departure of Michael Bennett and the uncertainty surrounding Cliff Avril (neck), Smith could be in line for a major increase in reps next season.

December 8, 2017 07:04 PM
Seahawks' Marcus Smith: Expected to play in Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) was a full participant at Friday's practice and heads into the weekend without an injury designation, John Boyle of Seahawks.com reports.

Smith's minor ankle injury kept him sidelined during practice earlier in the week, but he's slated to suit up in Week 14 after logging a full practice Friday. He'll provide depth at defensive end behind starters Michael Bennett and Frank Clark.

November 16, 2017 11:28 PM
Seahawks' Marcus Smith: Full participant Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (concussion) was a full participant in practice Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Smith sat out last Thursday's win over the Cardinals due to a concussion he suffered a week prior. However, the defensive end was able to return to the field this week given the extended time off. Look for him to return to his rotational role on the defensive line this Monday night against the Falcons.

November 8, 2017 08:24 PM
Seahawks' Marcus Smith: Ruled out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (concussion) was ruled out for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Smith suffered the concussion in Sunday's loss to the Redskins, and the quick turnaround for Thursday's game was always a longshot. Quinton Jefferson and recent free agent addition Dwight Freeney should both see increased workloads, as well as Dion Jordan, who was freshly activated off the Reserve/Non-Football injury list.

November 6, 2017 02:28 PM
Seahawks' Marcus Smith: Unlikely to play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Smith (concussion) is not expected to play in Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Michael-Shawn Dugar of SeattlePI.com reports.

Smith suffered a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Redskins and was unable to return. Now, with the Seahawks facing a short week of preparation, Carroll does not anticipate the defensive end being fully cleared in just three days. In Smith's likely absence, Dwight Freeney could be called upon to take on a larger role on the defensive line.

November 6, 2017 09:12 AM
Seahawks' Marcus Smith: Doubtful to return with head injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is being evaluated for a concussion and is doubtful to return to Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Smith's doubtful designation makes a concussion seem more likely than not. If he is forced to miss the rest of the game, newly acquired Dwight Freeney could be asked to step into a larger role along the Seahawks' defensive line.

November 3, 2017 07:24 PM
Seahawks' Marcus Smith: Avoids injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Redskins, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Smith did not practice this week until putting in a full session on Friday, but it was enough to avoid the questionable tag. The 25-year-old saw a similar snap count to new addition Dwight Freeney in Sunday's win over the Texans, and his role is unlikely to change drastically without an injury on the Seahawks' defensive line.

October 28, 2017 12:20 PM
Seahawks' Marcus Smith: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Smith's only practice participation this week came in a limited session Thursday. The 25-year-old's prospects for playing time have taken a hit anyhow due to the addition of veteran Dwight Freeney, but he should still serve as a reserve defensive end when healthy.

October 22, 2017 03:28 PM
Seahawks' Marcus Smith: Active for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Smith was listed as questionable Friday with an ankle injury, but he's in the clear now. With Cliff Avril (neck) placed on IR, Smith may have more opportunities in the near future, even though it likely won't be enough to vault him into fantasy relevance.

July 29, 2017 04:08 PM
Seahawks' Marcus Smith: Signed by Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks and Smith agreed to a deal on Friday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

Smith spent his first three seasons with the Eagles before being released prior to training camp this summer. The 2014 first-round pick was unable to find a fit at outside linebacker in Philadelphia, tallying just four sacks in three seasons. He skipped all of the team's voluntary workouts this offseason, so he was likely looking for a change of scenery. Smith will be competing for a spot on the Seahawks' final roster this preseason.

July 26, 2017 08:08 PM
Marcus Smith: Cut by Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was released by the Eagles on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

Smith, the Eagles' 2014 first-round pick, was unable to fit in as an outside linebacker or as a defensive end in Philly and ultimately managed just four sacks in three years. Considering he skipped all possible voluntary work this offseason, both sides have likely been anticipating his release for a while. Now a free agent, Smith will look to find a fresh start elsewhere.

May 1, 2017 06:20 PM
Eagles' Marcus Smith: Fifth-year option declined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Eagles declined to exercise Smith's fifth-year option, Philly.com's Zach Berman reports.

The Eagles made Smith their first-round draft pick back in 2014 in an effort to shore up their pass rush at the time. However, he's recorded just four sacks throughout his first three years in the league and currently sits near the bottom of the depth chart, making his fifth-year option an easy one to pass on.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/258
Birthdate:
03/31/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Columbus, GA, USA
School:
Louisville
NFL Experience:
5
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