Smith (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Smith sat out three consecutive regular season matches due to a lingering hamstring injury, but finally appears to be nearing a return to the field. The rookie seventh-round pick should see work on special teams during Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
Smith (hamstring) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Smith will miss his third straight game due to a lingering hamstring injury. The rookie is expected to take most of his snaps on special teams when healthy, so his absence is unlikely to have a large impact on Sunday's game against Baltimore.
Smith was unable to practice this week after seeing his first game action of the season in Sunday's win over the Giants. The rookie seventh-round pick's absence shouldn't notably affect the Panthers' starting defense, but he may require some shifts on special teams.
Smith tweaked his hamstring during Thursday's preseason opener against the Bills, David Newton of ESPN reports.
The severity of Smith's injury isn't clear. The seventh-round rookie can't afford to miss much time if he wants to make the final roster in Chicago.