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.
Smith hauled in his second interception of the season in Sunday's 20-15 triumph over the Cardinals.
Smith also added three solo tackles and his sixth sack of the season to go along with the interception. The 25-year-old saw 58 defensive snaps (68.0 percent) in the contest. He will look to stay hot when the Redskins take on the Broncos in Week 16.
Smith recorded five tackles (one solo) and 0.5 sacks in Thursday's loss to the Cowboys.
It was Smith's first sack since Week 6, as the linebacker now has five on the year. He'll look to keep the sack streak going Sunday in Los Angeles against the Chargers.
Smith (groin) is listed as active Sunday against the Cowboys.
Smith will extend his streak of consecutive games to 39 since he was drafted in 2015. That said, his snap count could ultimately be impacted if his groin is unable to handle the rigors of pass rushing versus Dallas' mountainous offensive line.
|Bye: Week 4|
|5||10/8/18||@ NO||8:15 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|12||11/22/18||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|13||12/3/18||@ PHI||8:15 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|