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Rodney Smith: Gets cut Saturday
Smith was restored to the Lions' practice squad from the COVID-19 list then cut Saturday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Smith never suited up for the Lions after also spending time with the Titans and Panthers this season. He'll now likely turn his focus to earning a job with a new team next season.... See More ... See Less
Rodney Smith: Moves to COVID list
Smith (undisclosed) was placed on Detroit's practice squad COVID-19 list Monday.
Smith joined the Lion's practice squad in mid-December but hasn't seen game action with the team. He'll now be unavailable until he clears the COVID-19 protocols.... See More ... See Less
Rodney Smith: Signed from practice squad
Smith was signed to the Lions' practice squad Saturday.
The Lions are without top running backs D'Andre Swift (shoulder) and Jamaal Williams (COVID-19 protocols) for Sunday's game against the Broncos. With the pair out of the lineup, Craig Reynolds was elevated from the practice squad Saturday to serve as a depth option in the backfield to Godwin Igwebuike and Jermar Jefferson. Smith provides another body in the RB room moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Rodney Smith: Let go by Titans
Smith was released from the Titans' practice squad Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Smith signed with the Titans in late November, filling in as depth after Adrian Peterson was waived. However, the team added Jordan Wilkins to its practice squad Wednesday, signaling the end of Smith's tenure with the team. Smith has been active for two games this season, recording five receptions for 48 yards.... See More ... See Less
Rodney Smith: Added to Titans' practice squad
Smith was signed to the Titans' practice squad Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
The 25-year-old was last on the Panthers' practice squad in October before being released, but he will now provide depth at running back for the Titans. Smith will help fill the void left behind by Adrian Peterson, who was released Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Rodney Smith: Released from practice squad
The Panthers released Smith from the practice squad Monday.
With Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) out, Smith was elevated from the practice squad ahead of the Panthers' previous two contests. He operated as the No. 3 running back behind Chuba Hubbard and Royce Freeman and saw 26 offensive snaps in Week 4, but he didn't see the field in Week 5.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Rodney Smith: Elevated from practice squad
Smith has been elevated from the Panthers' practice squad in advance of Sunday's game against the Eagles, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.
With Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) listed as doubtful and trending toward missing Sunday's contest, Smith will provide the Panthers with needed Week 5 backfield depth behind projected starter Chuba Hubbard. In the team's Week 4's loss to the Cowboys, Smith logged 26 snaps and while he didn't record a carry, he made an impact in the passing game, catching all five of his targets for 48 yards. If McCaffrey is inactive versus Philadelphia, Smith is worth a look for those scrambling for RB options in PPR formats this week.... See More ... See Less
Rodney Smith: Back on practice squad
Smith reverted to the Panthers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Smith was elevated to the active roster for Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, and he ended up playing 26 offensive snaps and catching all five of his targets for 48 yards. The 25-year-old benefitted from Carolina trailing big in the second half and worked as the team's primary pass-catching back. Chuba Hubbard worked as the top tailback in the absence of Christian McCaffrey (hamstring), but Smith ended up seeing significant playing time.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Rodney Smith: Makes five grabs
Smith caught all five of his targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 36-28 loss to the Cowboys.
Smith was promoted to Carolina's active roster to help replace Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) alongside Chuba Hubbard and Royce Freeman. Hubbard led the backfield with 15 touches for 71 scrimmage yards, but Smith was used more than Freeman, playing 26 snaps to the veteran's 12. That involvement didn't garner Smith a carry, but he was featured as a pass-catcher in the second half as Carolina tried to mount a comeback, with only top wideout DJ Moore hauling in more receptions. Although it's unclear if McCaffrey will remain sidelined in Week 5 versus the Eagles, Smith's usage Sunday boosts his value behind Hubbard should the Panthers again be without their superstar tailback.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Rodney Smith: Elevated to active roster
Smith (undisclosed) was elevated from the practice squad Saturday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
Smith played in seven games with the Panthers last season, accumulating 50 total touches and 215 total yards to go along with one touchdown while largely operating as a depth piece thanks to numerous Christian McCaffrey injuries. With the star running back sidelined once again (hamstring), expect Smith to once again operate as a depth back, this time behind Chuba Hubbard and Royce Freeman.... See More ... See Less
Rodney Smith: Waived by Carolina
The Panthers waived Smith (undisclosed) on Tuesday.
Smith enjoyed a depth role as a running back for the Panthers last season, thanks to injuries to Christian McCaffrey. This season with McCaffrey set to be healthy and the Panthers having drafted Chuba Hubbard, Smith's services will no longer be needed. The running back will try to join another team's roster or practice squad before the start of the season.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Rodney Smith: Not in line to play Friday
Smith (undisclosed) isn't expected to play in Friday's preseason finale against the Steelers, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
Also expected to sit Friday are Carolina's top back Christian McCaffrey, Reggie Bonnafon (undisclosed) and Trenton Cannon. As a result, Chuba Hubbard﻿, Spencer Brown﻿ and Darius Clark﻿ are candidates to see added rushing opportunities versus Pittsburgh.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Rodney Smith: Doesn't dress for preseason opener
Smith (undisclosed) didn't dress for Sunday's preseason opener against the Colts, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Smith didn't get a chance to make up any ground on Chuba Hubbard or Reggie Bonnafon in the battle for Carolina's No. 2 running back spot, though Bonnafon also sat out with an undisclosed injury. Meanwhile, Hubbard rushed for 80 yards on seven carries, so he's the clubhouse leader heading into a preseason Week 2 matchup with the Ravens.... See More ... See Less
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