Smith produced three tackles, one sack and one forced fumble during Sunday's victory over Tampa Bay.
Despite averaging over 50 defensive snaps per game, it took Smith nine contests to record his first sack this season after racking up 20.5 of them over the past three years. No matter, the 2015 second-rounder played a big role in this impressive showing against an explosive Buccaneers passing attack. If Smith finally gets going, this Redskins defense can reach even greater heights than they're at now (tied for fourth in scoring defense). There's a strong chance he indeed can keep the good times rolling against a below-average Texans offensive line in Week 11.
Smith (ankle) is back on the field for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Smith briefly exited Sunday's contest during the first quarter, but has returned to the starting lineup. It appears that Smith did not suffer an injury of notable severity.
Smith is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Cowboys due to an ankle injury.
Smith suffered an ankle injury during the first quarter of Sunday's game and has been replaced by Ryan Anderson as Washington's starting left outside linebacker. Expect an update on Smith's injury if he is unable to retake the field.
Smith started Friday's preseason loss to the Broncos but didn't record any stats on 21 snaps.
The quiet night isn't any real cause for concern, as Smith picked up a sack in the second week of the preseason. He's locked in as a starter at outside linebacker, hoping to take the next step as a pass rusher in the final year of his rookie contract. The 2015 second-round pick has yet to miss a game in three pro seasons, landing between 35-to-42 tackles and 4.5-to-8 sacks each year.
Smith finished the season with two interceptions and a forced fumble, all of which came in the final three games of the season, as well as three sacks. The 25-year-old should enter the final year of his rookie contract as Washington's starter at outside linebacker opposite of Ryan Kerrigan.
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