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.
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.
Smith compiled eight solo tackles in Sunday's 34-20 loss to the Falcons.
Smith drew another start with Vernon Hargreaves (hamstring) still sidelined, and he was able to parlay the opportunity into the second-highest tackle total of his young career. The second-year defensive back has proven he can wrap up consistently, but he hasn't been nearly as successful in getting his hands on the ball. Smith has just three passes defensed and no interceptions this season and has seen plenty of playing time recently on a unit that was torched by Julio Jones for 253 yards Sunday and that allows a league-high 285.0 passing yards per contest.
Smith racked up nine tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Saints.
The second-year defensive back was heavily involved for a second straight week with Brent Grimes (shoulder) sidelined. Smith has 15 tackles (10 solo) and a pair of defensed passes in that pair of contests, but he projects to head back to a reserve role once Grimes returns.
Smith managed six solo tackles and two passes defensed in Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Panthers.
Smith drew the start at cornerback alongside Vernon Hargreaves with Brent Grimes (shoulder) and Robert McClain (concussion) sidelined and ended up tying Hargreaves for third on the team in tackles. The second-year defensive back is capable of playing both corner and safety and also serving as a returner. He saw a career-high 63 snaps Sunday, and he could be in line for extended action again in Week 9 versus the Saints if either Grimes or McClain can't return for the contest.
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