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55 Za'Darius Smith OLB

Green Bay Packers

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January 14, 2021 07:48 PM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle/thumb) does not carry an injury designation for Saturday's divisional-round game against the Rams, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

Smith began the week as a limited participant in practice while nursing a pair of injuries, but he's on track for Saturday's NFC divisional-round contest against the Rams. The star linebacker notched 12.5 sacks across 16 appearances during the regular season.

January 12, 2021 05:56 PM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Listed as limited participant
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle/thumb) was a limited participant on Tuesday's practice report.

Smith played through the pair of injuries in the season finale against Chicago, recording 66 defensive snaps and two tackles in the process. The 28-year-old linebacker will be ready for Saturday's playoff game against the Rams barring a setback during the practice week.

January 2, 2021 12:00 AM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Ready to face Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle/thumb) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Bears, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Smith didn't practice at full speed all week, but he'll be ready to go at game time nonetheless. The 28-year-old has generated 50 tackles and 12.5 sacks through 15 games after setting career highs in both categories last season with 55 and 13.5, respectively.

December 31, 2020 08:48 AM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Limited at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) practiced in limited fashion Wednesday.

Smith has been nursing some nagging injuries for a while, and seeing him limited at practice heading into the regular-season finale is not surprising. Barring any setbacks, he still seems to be trending in the right direction. The Packers are still playing for a first-round bye, so they are unlikely to be resting players.

December 29, 2020 08:44 PM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Sack in Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith recorded two tackles, including a sack, and forced fumble across 35 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Titans.

Smith was dealing with several maladies heading into the contest, as he was nursing ankle, thumb and neck injuries. However, the veteran was able to suit up and boost his season sack total to 12.5 with his takedown of Ryan Tannehill.

December 25, 2020 05:04 PM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Ready for Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle/thumb/neck) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Titans, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Smith was limited at practice all week due to the trio of injuries, but he's good to go for Sunday's contest. The 28-year-old continues to be one of the best pass rushers in the league with 48 tackles, 11.5 sacks and three forced fumbles through 14 games.

December 23, 2020 06:36 PM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Logs limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle/thumb/neck) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Smith was limited due to both ankle and thumb injuries last week, but his availability to face the Panthers was never truly in danger. It would seem that the same is true for the veteran pass rusher as Sunday's game against the Titans looms, though he's now dealing with a trio of injuries. Still, it'll be worth monitoring Smith's status through Green Bay's final two practices of the week.

December 22, 2020 12:24 PM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Tacks on another sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith posted three solo tackles and a sack in Saturday's 24-16 win over the Panthers.

Smith recorded a key sack against Teddy Bridgewater with just 2:44 remaining in the fourth quarter, helping to force the Panthers to settle for a field goal late in the game. The 28-year-old linebacker has now rung up 11.5 sacks this season, and he could surpass last year's career-high 13.5 sacks.

December 17, 2020 06:52 PM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: In clear for Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle/thumb) does not carry an injury designation heading into Saturday's matchup against the Panthers, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

The reigning Pro Bowler never seemed in great danger of missing Saturday night's tilt, having at least been able to contribute limited practice sessions since the start of the week. Smith aims to build upon his second consecutive double-digit-sack season, taking on a Panthers team that has allowed its quarterback to absorb two sacks per game in 2020.

December 17, 2020 09:44 AM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Limited showing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice.

Smith, Randy Ramsey (neck) and Rashan Gary (hip) were the linebackers limited at Wednesday's practice. The veteran was quiet in Week 14, but he's racked up 45 tackles (30 solo) and 10.5 sacks through 13 games this season. Smith managed his practice reps last week due to the ankle injury but didn't miss the game, so expect him to follow a similar path this week.

December 9, 2020 03:00 PM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Sack total climbs to 10.5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith finished with three tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks in Sunday's 30-16 win over the Eagles.

Smith capitalized on a favorable matchup against Philadelphia's paper mache offensive line to reach double-digit sacks for the second consecutive season. The standout pass rusher needs three sacks over Green Bay's last four games to reach last year's total of 13.5.

December 6, 2020 03:20 PM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Good to face Philadelphia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

The 28-year-old was considered questionable with the ankle issue but is ready to go for Week 13. It's a prime matchup for Smith and Green Bay's pass rush against a Philadelphia offensive line that's surrendered 46 sacks this season.

December 4, 2020 10:48 PM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Status in question for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Eagles, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

Smith hasn't missed a game this season, and he last carried a questionable tag into the weekend back in Week 6. It's slightly concerning that his status is in question again, but three straight limited practices put him on the right track for Sunday's game. Smith has been outstanding again this season, racking up 42 tackles, nine sacks and three forced fumbles through 11 games. Rashan Gary would step into a heightened role if Smith ends up inactive.

December 3, 2020 07:20 PM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Held back in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) was limited during Thursday's practice session.

Smith pushed his sack total to nine with a takedown of Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky on Monday night, but he's made an abrupt appearance on the injury report at midweek. There shouldn't be too much concern just yet, as Smith was similarly labeled as a limited practice participant because of an ankle issue heading into Week 8. He played 90 percent of the defensive workload in that subsequent game against the Vikings, indicating that Green Bay may once again be deploying a cautious approach with their reigning Pro-Bowl pass rusher. Upcoming Week 13 is a matchup against the Eagles.

December 2, 2020 11:32 AM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Notches ninth sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith had two tackles (one solo), one sack and a forced fumble during Sunday's 41-25 win over the Bears.

The 28-year-old registered three quarterback hits as Green Bay forced three turnovers from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Smith has 42 tackles (28 solo), nine sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recovers through 11 games as he continues to lead the Packers' pass rush in 2020.

November 16, 2020 06:44 PM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Puts up eighth sack of 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith made five tackles (four solo) and a sack in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Jaguars.

Smith came up big on the Jaguars' first drive following halftime, as he sacked Jake Luton on third down and forced a punt, maintaining the team's seven-point lead. It was an ugly game altogether for the Packers, but Smith still produced with his eighth sack in nine games. As long as he stays healthy, Smith has a chance to record a new career high in sacks; he set a personal best with 13.5 last year.

November 6, 2020 01:12 PM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Sack, fumble recovery in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith had two tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery in Thursday's 34-17 win over the 49ers.

Smith was limited in practice by an ankle injury during the week, but he ultimately went into the game without an injury designation and left a major mark on the contest. His sack and fumble recovery came on the same play, as Smith dislodged the ball from 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens, then came up with it himself. With seven sacks this season, Smith should challenge last year's career-high total of 13.5 if he can stay healthy.

October 30, 2020 04:52 PM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Expected to play Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Vikings, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Smith practiced on a limited basis all week, but he'll be out there come Sunday, though it's possible his snap count will be limited. The standout pass rusher will be looking to build on his season total of six sacks, one of which came against Minnesota back in Week 1.

October 28, 2020 06:28 PM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Working in limited capacity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

This is Smith's fourth straight week on the injury report, and while he hasn't missed a game, his snap count has declined over the last two weeks. However, as long as he doesn't suffer a setback, Smith should be available for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Smith is enjoying another explosive campaign with six sacks through six games, tied for third in the league.

October 27, 2020 08:20 PM
Packers' Za'Darius Smith: Collects sack in Week 7 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith registered three total tackles, including one sack, during Sunday's 35-20 win against the Texans.

The Pro Bowler is off to an outstanding start to his 2020 campaign, having averaged one sack per game through Green Bay's first six outings of the year. Smith has picked up right where he left off last year, when he smashed his career high by registering 13.5 sacks in 16 appearances. Smith's tackles-for-loss numbers remain strong as well, as he is on pace to break double digits in that department for a third consecutive season.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ MINW 43-3420210000
Sun 09/20vs DETW 42-2131410000
Sun 09/27@ NOW 37-3011200010
Mon 10/05vs ATLW 30-1662830000
Sun 10/18@ TBL 10-3801100000
Sun 10/25@ HOUW 35-2021310000
Sun 11/01vs MINL 22-2833600000
Thu 11/05@ SFW 34-1720210010
Sun 11/15vs JACW 24-2042610000
Sun 11/22@ INDL 31-3442600100
Sun 11/29vs CHIW 41-2511210010
Sun 12/06vs PHIW 30-162131.50000
Sun 12/13@ DETW 31-2400000100
Sat 12/19vs CARW 24-1630310000
Sun 12/27vs TENW 40-1411210010
Sun 01/03@ CHIW 35-1611200000
Sat 01/16vs LARW 32-1810110000
Sun 01/24vs TBL 26-3122400000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020GB161652351712.500002
2019GB161655411413.500000
2018BAL1684527188.500002
2017BAL144241593.500001
2016BAL134201010100001
2015BAL1503120115.500001
Total9048226 147.079 44.500-07
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2020GB1600---00
2019GB1600---00
2018BAL1600---00
2017BAL1400---00
2016BAL1300---00
2015BAL1511515.0150
Total9011515.0150
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/272
Birthdate:
09/08/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Montgomery, AL
School:
Kentucky
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: