Smith exited Saturday's practice with a leg injury, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
The rookie first-round pick remained on the sideline and watched the rest of practice after suffering the injury, so it appears to be a minor issue. The Eagles have Sunday off before returning to practice Monday, so Smith will have a day to recover before potentially missing additional practice time.
Smith and Travis Fulgham lined up with the first-team offense at Wednesday's practice, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.
Smith's presence comes as no surprise, while Fulgham may have just been filling in for Jalen Reagor, who was bothered by tightness in his lower body. Given that he's a No. 10 overall pick with weak competition at his position, Smith is one of the few rookies around the league who essentially will be handed a starting job. He could also handle a sizable target share right out of the gate, albeit in an offense that will likely prioritize the ground game behind dual-threat quarterback Jalen Hurts and a deep stable of running backs.
The Eagles selected Smith in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, 10th overall.
The Eagles traded a third-round pick to move up from the 12th spot, with a division rival no less (Dallas). Smith won the Heisman Trophy after a ruthless 2020 showing where he totaled 117 receptions for 1,856 yards and 23 touchdowns on 148 targets, and the Eagles were understandably impressed. Smith is very skinny at 6-foot, 166 pounds, but his functional athleticism is at a standout level and his skill set is unmatched. Smith offers a polished skill set to complement Jalen Reagor, who's lighter on skill and more so offers field-stretching athleticism. It's perhaps not the greatest landing spot since new quarterback Jalen Hurts figures to run a fair amount more than most other quarterbacks, but Smith should do his part.