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March 30, 2021 02:32 PM
Chargers' Ryan Smith: Heads to L.A.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Chargers on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Smith spent the last five seasons in Tampa Bay, but he hasn't handled a defensive role since the 2018 campaign. Last year, the 27-year-old cornerback recorded four tackles on special teams over 16 games. Smith is expected to serve a similar role in 2021.

September 10, 2020 06:44 PM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: All clear Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) was a full participant for Thursday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.

Smith was limited during Wednesday's practice with the ankle issue, but as evidenced by this news, he wasn't in jeopardy of missing Week 1. Now healthy, Smith is set to operate as Carlton Davis' primary backup at left cornerback.

September 10, 2020 04:00 PM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Limited in Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.

The fifth-year cornerback is back for another season of playing a key role on special teams while also helping serve as reinforcement for the secondary. Smith is set as Carlton Davis' primary backup at left cornerback, but his status for the season opener against the Saints is at least somewhat murky for the moment due to his ankle issue.

March 28, 2020 01:24 PM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Back with Bucs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith has re-signed with the Buccaneers on a one-year, $1.75 million deal, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Smith has been a big part of the Buccaneers' kick coverage the previous four years. He again figures to be a special-teams ace and key reserve cornerback.

October 5, 2019 07:28 PM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Officially activated
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith, who has completed his season-opening four-game suspension, was activated from the exempt list Saturday and is eligible to play versus the Saints on Sunday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

The move also means Smith now officially takes up a spot on the 53-man roster, which led to linebacker Demone Harris being waived Saturday. Smith's biggest impact versus the Saints could well come on special teams, where he's been a fixture the last two seasons. He'll also slot into a reserve cornerback role and will look to build on the 102 career tackles, one interception, 11 defensed passes, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries he's accumulated over his first three seasons.

September 30, 2019 07:08 PM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Eligible to return Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith has completed his four-game suspension and is eligible to rejoin the Buccaneers, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Smith will be able to practice with the team as early as Monday since Tampa Bay was granted a one-week roster extension. In order to be eligible for Sunday's tilt against the Saints, the Buccaneers would have to make room for Smith on the roster and activate him by Saturday at 4:00 PM ET.

July 11, 2019 11:32 AM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Suspended four games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith received a four-game suspension from the NFL on Wednesday for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Smith played all 16 games last season, shifting in and out of the starting lineup depending on the health of Tampa Bay's other cornerbacks. Greg Auman of The Athletic believes the suspension could jeopardize Smith's place on the 53-man roster, but the 25-year-old will at least be able to participate in training camp and preseason games to make his case.

December 2, 2018 01:32 PM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Starting corner in Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith will start at cornerback in Week 13 against the Panthers, with Brent Grimes (knee), Carlton Davis (knee) and M.J. Stewart (foot) all inactive, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

The Buccaneers will be extremely short-handed in an already vulnerable secondary Sunday, but at least Smith isn't devoid of experience. The 2016 fourth-round pick has seen action in 40 games overall in his first three seasons and logged multiple starts in 2017 when both Grimes and Vernon Hargreaves were sidelined with shoulder and hamstring injuries, respectively. Smith will look to help contain a Cam Newton-led Panthers passing attack that gets Devin Funchess (back) back from a one-game absence Sunday.

October 16, 2018 11:44 AM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Logs six stops in Week 6 start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith posted six solo tackles in the Buccaneers' 34-29 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

Smith filled in for Carlton Davis (groin) against the Falcons' high-powered passing attack and unsurprisingly had an active afternoon. Matt Ryan was able to rack up 354 passing yards and three touchdowns, however, with Smith missing the tackle that allowed Austin Hooper to notch one of those scores. If Davis' injury lingers into Week 7, Smith likely figures to be in line for another start versus a more manageable but still solid Browns passing attack.

October 14, 2018 01:44 PM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Earns start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith will start at cornerback in place of the injured Carlton Davis (groin) in Sunday's game against the Falcons, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Smith draws a tough matchup against a Falcons' aerial attack that includes a talented trio of receivers in Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Calvin Ridley. It won't be Smith's first start of the season, however, as he led the Buccaneers in tackles Week 2.

September 18, 2018 11:32 AM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Team-leading tackle total in Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith logged nine tackles (seven solo) and two passes defensed in the Buccaneers' 27-21 win over the Eagles on Sunday.

Smith played 71 snaps while drawing a start opposite rookie Carlton Davis at left cornerback in place of Brent Grimes (groin). Grimes' eventual return should bump Smith back to nickel corner duties, but he's shown up well with 13 total tackles and a trio of defensed passes over his first two games.

September 12, 2018 12:00 PM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Four tackles in opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith totaled four solo tackles, defensed a pass, and recovered a fumble during the Buccaneers' 48-40 win over the Saints in Week 1.

Smith ultimately logged 44 snaps on defense and 17 additional on special teams on a very busy afternoon. The 25-year-old could have plenty of similar weeks ahead of him in the immediate future if starting cornerback Vernon Hargreaves' shoulder injury is as serious as feared. The 2016 fourth-round pick proved to be a solid tackler from the cornerback position last season -- registering 62 stops (51 solo) while also forcing three fumbles and recovering one over 15 games -- while also defending five passes, so there could be some deep-league IDP value there if he's in for a multi-week stint as a starter.

August 12, 2018 10:36 PM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Game-sealing interception in preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was credited with seven tackles (five solo), an interception and a forced fumble in the Buccaneers' 26-24 preseason win over the Dolphins on Thursday.

Smith was frequently picked on throughout the game, but he was able to come through when it counted most. The third-year corner intercepted a Bryce Petty pass with two seconds remaining, sealing the win for the Buccaneers. He'd also been credited with a forced fumble when Dolphins rookie running back Kalen Ballage attempted to hurdle him after a short reception early in the second quarter. After seeing extensive time in Thursday's game, Smith projects for another heavy workload in Saturday's exhibition tilt versus the Titans due to the absence of Vernon Hargreaves (groin).

January 2, 2018 05:48 PM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Posts five stops in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith supplied five solo tackles and a pass defensed in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Saints.

The second-year defensive back had shaken off the ankle injury that had cost him the Week 16 loss to the Panthers early in the practice week, and he looked to be at full health Sunday while posting at least five stops for the fifth time over his final six games of the season. Smith worked his way into the starting lineup beginning in Week 8 due to injuries to Brent Grimes and Vernon Hargreaves (hamstring), and while he ended up acquitting himself particularly well in the tackle department, he wasn't able to get his hands on many passes. Smith finished with just two defensed passes over his last eight contests, and he's still in search of his first career interception after 29 games. The 24-year-old remains under team control for two more seasons under his rookie contract, and he could vie for a starting role if the team decides not to re-sign Grimes.

December 28, 2017 10:08 PM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Practices fully Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) was a full participant at the Buccaneers' practice Thursday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Smith was inactive for last Sunday's loss to the Panthers and started the week as a limited participant. Friday's practice session should provide further clarity, but at this point the 24-year-old appears on track to be available for the regular-season finale against the Saints.

December 24, 2017 12:32 PM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Inactive Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's matchup with Carolina, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Smith was limited in practice this week but ultimately listed as doubtful for Sunday's game. Robert McClain will likely see the spot start at cornerback opposite Brent Grimes while Smith is out.

December 22, 2017 05:52 PM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Listed as doubtful
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Jenna Laine of reports.

Smith was able to practice in a limited capacity throughout the week, but the Buccaneers appear to be leaning in the direction of ruling their starting cornerback out for Sunday. If Smith is sidelined, Robert McClain would likely start across from Brent Grimes, with Javien Elliott potentially seeing additional snaps as well.

December 21, 2017 12:12 PM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Limited in Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Jenna Laine of reports.

The second-year defensive back logged 56 snaps in last Monday night's loss to the Falcons, finishing with four solo tackles. He apparently tweaked his ankle during the contest as well, although the fact that he was able to at least log limited participation indicates it wasn't overly severe. Thursday's practice report should she'd further light on Smith's progress, or lack thereof, towards suiting up for a Week 16 tilt against the division-rival Panthers.

December 15, 2017 08:04 PM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Absent from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (concussion) is not listed on the team's injury report Thursday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Smith left Sunday's loss to the Lions to be evaluated for a concussion. His full participation Thursday indicates he is on track to play in Monday's matchup against the Falcons. Robert McClain would be next in line at cornerback if Smith were to suffer any type of setback.

December 10, 2017 03:32 PM
Buccaneers' Ryan Smith: Being checked for concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is being evaluated for a concussion during Sunday's game against the Lions, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Smith has played solid all season, compiling 45 tackles (37 solo) and three forced fumbles through 12 games, and he had six tackles before leaving Sunday's game in the third frame. Expect Robert McClain and Javien Elliott to pick up Smith's snaps in his absence.

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