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Troy Smith | Quarterback

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
College: Ohio State
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Ex-49ers QB Troy Smith signed a two-year deal with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.
Smith, 29, conceded in March that he was "ready to move on to the next chapter," but he clearly still has the itch to play. The former Heisman Trophy winner last played in the NFL in 2010 with the 49ers, starting six games and completing 50.3 percent of his passes for 1,176 yards, five scores, and four picks. Wed, Aug 14, 2013 09:25:00 PM

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Appearing at the Ohio State Pro Day on Friday, free agent QB Troy Smith conceded that he's "ready to move on to the next chapter of my life."

Smith says he's "open to calls" from NFL teams, but they haven't been coming. The former Heisman Trophy winner is still just 28 years old, but talent limitations and questionable attitude expedited the (likely) end of his pro career. Smith completed 51.7 percent of his passes across four seasons, with an 8:5 TD-to-INT ratio and 7.4 yards per attempt average. He was a solid NFL backup.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 04:14:00 PM

Free agent QB Troy Smith said he's not giving up hope of latching onto an NFL roster this season.

A few teams reportedly reached out to Smith after he was cut by the Steelers last month, but he admits his future is uncertain. The former Heisman winner may have to look back to the UFL, where he spent the 2011 season. "We'll just keep plugging and plugging," Smith said.
Thu, Jul 5, 2012 10:13:00 AM

Steelers released QB Troy Smith.

Smith's chances of cracking the Steelers' 53 took a big hit after Pittsburgh re-signed Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch, but it's a troubling sign for his NFL future that he couldn't outlast Jerrod Johnson on the offseason roster. Aside from his six-game cameo at the helm of the 49ers' directionless 2010 offense, Smith has attempted just 13 passes since 2007. The end is near for the 2006 Heisman Trophy winner.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 04:20:00 PM

Steelers signed QB Troy Smith to a reserve/future contract.

They're also believed to have inked former Lions third-round pick Derrick Williams. The 2006 Heisman Trophy winner Smith spent last season with the UFL's Omaha Nighthawks. We did extensive digging on Smith and could not even find any of his minor-league stats. With Charlie Batch, Byron Leftwich, and Dennis Dixon all free agents, Smith will have a shot to make the Steelers' 53-man roster in 2012. Behind Ben Roethlisberger, Smith and Texas A&M product Jerrod Johnson are Pittsburgh's only quarterbacks under contract at the moment.
Fri, Jan 20, 2012 01:49:00 PM

Ex-49ers QB Troy Smith has signed with the UFL's Omaha Nighthawks.

Smith's willingness to attack vertically was a breath of fresh air for Niners fans last season until defenses realized he was just playing sandlot ball, holding and waiting for receivers to break free down field. As evidenced by his lack of NFL interest, that style didn't make for the best scouting film.
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 05:29:00 PM

Free agent QB Troy Smith has worked out for the Dolphins.

Smith has found a soft market after throwing for 1,176 yards and posting a 77.8 quarterback rating in parts of six games for the 49ers last season, but would certainly be an upgrade over current Dolphins' third-stringer Kevin O'Connell. It's possible he could even push Matt Moore for the Dolphins' backup job if he ends up in Miami.
Sat, Aug 6, 2011 10:47:00 AM

The 49ers failed to extend a tender to potential restricted free agent QB Troy Smith.

Early indications suggest new coach Jim Harbaugh places little value on Smith's skill-set, coming as it does with subpar accuracy. One possibility for Smith is to head across the Bay to Oakland to reunite with former QBs coach Hue Jackson as Jason Campbell's backup.
Wed, Mar 2, 2011 12:50:00 PM

Free agent QB Troy Smith isn't likely to land a starting job this offseason.

Smith had a decent 2010 season, throwing for 356 yards in the Niners' Week 10 win over the Rams while getting picked off just four times in six games. However, he struggled with fumbles and took an unseemly 18 sacks. Still just 26, he's got plenty of time left in the NFL, but expect him to spend it as a backup.
Source: Fox Sports
Sat, Feb 19, 2011 09:18:00 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco does not expect free agent QB Troy Smith to return to the 49ers next season.

Smith has two things working against him. Coach Jim Harbaugh's brother, John, soured on him in Baltimore, releasing him before the start of last season. Harbaugh also places an utmost value on accuracy, a quality lacking in Smith's skill-set.
Thu, Feb 17, 2011 01:41:00 PM

The 49ers are not expected to make re-signing free agent Troy Smith a priority this offseason.

If Smith is re-signed, it might only be as a camp arm. The 49ers appear to be leaning toward keeping Alex Smith, and will draft a quarterback as well as likely add a veteran to round out the depth chart. Troy Smith, 27 in July, has flashed a pretty good arm but shown little else in spot appearances.
Fri, Feb 11, 2011 05:23:00 PM

49ers GM Trent Baalke confirmed that he will make it a priority to find a quarterback solution via free agency, trade, or the 2011 draft.

"Is the quarterback of the future on this roster? I think it's obvious that he isn't at this point," said Baalke. Due to the uncertainty with the CBA this offseason, trades and free agency are likely to take a backseat to the draft. A veteran option may not reveal itself until late spring or summer. Baalke's remarks also make it clear that neither Troy Smith nor Alex Smith will enter 2011 as the starter.
Tue, Jan 11, 2011 01:32:00 PM

Troy Smith was benched in favor of Alex Smith in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Rams.

In the third quarter, a struggling Smith threw an interception to O.J. Atogwe. He proceeded to get into an intense shouting match with coach Mike Singletary and Alex Smith started warming up. But Singletary decided to give Troy another chance. He failed. Smith ends up 7-of-19 for 153 yards with one touchdown and one interception, while Singletary is clearly grasping at straws at this point. The Niners were only down 22-14 when he changed quarterbacks midway through the fourth quarter.
Sun, Dec 26, 2010 03:46:00 PM

FOX Sports' John Czarnecki expects 49ers QB Troy Smith to be on a short leash for Sunday's Week 16 game.

Czarnecki is reiterating what coach Mike Singletary said earlier this week, as the situation will apparently dictate which quarterback plays. Troy Smith is expected to get the start, but could be pulled at a moment's notice if Singletary doesn't feel comfortable. You would be hard pressed to trust either in championship week.
Sun, Dec 26, 2010 08:15:00 AM

Coach Mike Singletary is still not ruling out playing both Troy Smith and Alex Smith against the Rams this week.

"The game will dictate it," said Singletary, "depending on the situation, depending on what they're trying to do, if we can take advantage of what they're doing." We suspect Troy will remain in the game as long as he plays well, but he's still far too much of a risk to be trusted as a fantasy option in Week 16.
Thu, Dec 23, 2010 06:36:00 PM

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10Josh Portis
11Jerrod Johnson
12Adam Weber
13Jordan Rodgers
14Chase Rettig
15Tommy Rees
16Brock Jensen
17Ryan Katz
18Colby Cameron
19Kyle Padron
20James Vandenberg
21Mike Hermann
22Nathan Stanley
23Dalton Williams
24Matt Brown
25Caleb TerBush
26Tim Jenkins
27Dayne Crist
28Brett Smith
29James Franklin
30Pat White
31John Parker Wilson
32Trent Edwards
33Pat Devlin
34Nate Enderle
35Nick Stephens
36Tyler Wilson
37Brendon Kay
38Logan Kilgore
39Kory Faulkner
40Collin Klein
41Rusty Smith
42Keith Price
43Alex Carder
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2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
6Brandon Jackson
7D.J. Ware
8Chris Johnson
9Ryan Torain
10Jalen Parmele
11Peyton Hillis
12BenJarvus Green-Ellis
13Jamie Harper
14Chris Rainey
15Terrance Ganaway
16Alvester Alexander
17Jewel Hampton
18Zach Brown
19Evan Royster
20Alex Green
21Brandon Saine
22Lance Ball
23Isaac Redman
24Ray Rice
25Mikel Leshoure
26Michael Bush
27D.J. Harper
28Tim Cornett
29Stephen Houston
30Derrick Strozier
31David Fluellen
32Roy Finch
33Tim Flanders
34Jordan Lynch
35Jordan Roberts
36Orwin Smith
37Kapri Bibbs
38Delone Carter
39Javarris James
40Josh Vaughan
41Darren Evans
42Armond Smith
43Anthony Allen
44Damien Berry
45Richard Murphy
46William Powell
47Cierre Wood
48Stefphon Jefferson
49Deonte Williams
50Bradley Randle
51Quentin Hines
52De'Leon Eskridge
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Chris Johnson
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Chris Johnson
3Steven Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Beanie Wells
6Andre Brown
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2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Will Ta'ufo'ou
11Bradie Ewing
12Collin Mooney
13Braden Wilson
14Zach Boren
15Lonnie Pryor
16Harvey Unga
17Owen Marecic
18Shaun Chapas
19Dorson Boyce
20Eric Kettani
21Quinn Johnson
22Owen Schmitt
23Brian Leonard
24Ben Bartholomew
25Ina Liaina
26Stephen Campbell
27J.C. Copeland
28Chad Young
29Kadeem Jones
30James Baker
31Maurice Hagens
32Karl Williams
33Chad Abram
34Alex Debniak
35Ryan Roberson
36Jonathan Amosa
37Rupert Bryan
38Cameron White
39Eddie Williams
40Jon Hoese
41Ben Guidugli
42Ryan D'Imperio
43Devonte Campbell
44Michael Zordich
45Jourdan Brooks
46Nate Eachus
47Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Nate Burleson
3Jabar Gaffney
4Lance Moore
5Santonio Holmes
6Titus Young
7Darius Johnson
8Lamont Bryant
9Keenan Davis
10Taulib Ikharo
11Erik Lora
12Ryan Whalen
13Jamar Newsome
14Terrence Toliver
15Greg Childs
16Kevin Hardy
17Tim Benford
18Ben Obomanu
19Devery Henderson
20Richard Goodman
21Naaman Roosevelt
22Matt Willis
23Lavelle Hawkins
24Brett Swain
25Chaz Schilens
26Brian Robiskie
27Tiquan Underwood
28Charly Martin
29Marcus Jackson
30Derek Moye
31Kamar Jorden
32Nicholas Johnson
33Johnathan Haggerty
34Chad Bumphis
35Sederrick Cunningham
36Zach Rogers
37Jordan White
38Chris Summers
39Dan Buckner
40Roy Roundtree
41Robby Toma
42Carlin Isles
43Emmanuel Arceneaux
44Erik Highsmith
45Tyrone Goard
46Sam McGuffie
47Mark Harrison
48Cole McKenzie
49Jamal Miles
50Rashad Evans
51T.J. Moe
52Jasper Collins
53Terrell Sinkfield
54Jheranie Boyd
55Eric Rogers
56Rashaad Carter
57Demetrius Fields
58Scott Pillar
59Chip Reeves
60Mike Davis
61Cody Hoffman
62Quintin Payton
63Wilson Van Hooser
64C.J. Goodwin
65Jon Baldwin
66Jeremy Ebert
67LaQuan Williams
68Diondre Borel
69Bert Reed
70Brandon Carswell
71Joseph Anderson
72Julius Pruitt
73Mardy Gilyard
74Chastin West
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2David Nelson
3Greg Little
4Kris Durham
5Braylon Edwards
6Davone Bess
7Anthony Armstrong
8A.J. Jenkins
9Eric Page
10Chris Givens
11Darius Hanks
12Aaron Mellette
13Robert Gill
14Mohamed Massaquoi
15Earl Bennett
16Jordan Shipley
17Micheal Spurlock
18Steve Breaston
19Kealoha Pilares
20Brandon Banks
21Drew Davis
22Raymond Radway
23Donald Jones
24Donte' Stallworth
25Michael Jenkins
26Duke Calhoun
27Tim Toone
28Isaiah Williams
29David Ball
30Devin Aromashodu
31David Reed
32Jarett Dillard
33Dezmon Briscoe
34Martel Moore
35Lanear Sampson
36Alec Lemon
37Lamaar Thomas
38Dominique Croom
39David Douglas
40Dale Moss
41Brandon Collins
42Tray Session
43Jeff Fuller
44Nicholas Edwards
45Charles Hawkins
46Alex Gillett
47Eric Thomas
48Lacoltan Bester
49Greg Hardin
50Kerry Taylor
51Micah Hatfield
52Jordan Harris
53Jaz Reynolds
54Austin Franklin
55Alex Neutz
56Geraldo Boldewijn
57Kelsey Pope
58Anthony McClung
59Weston Dressler
60Perez Ashford
61Joe Adams
62Marvin McNutt
63Kevin Elliott
64Jared Green
65Mike Willie
66Michael Calvin
67Taveon Rogers
68Andrew DePaola
69James Shaw
70Devin Goda
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72Omarius Hines
73Gerrard Sheppard
74Andy Cruse
75Anthony Amos
76R.J. Webb
77Andrew Helmick
78Jerry Johnson
79Rodrick Rumble
80Brandon Kaufman
81Darius Reynaud
82Deon Butler
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88Bobby Sewall
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14Steve Watson
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22Brody Eldridge
23Nate Byham
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25Dan Gronkowski
26Zach Potter
27Colin Cloherty
28Martin Rucker
29Cameron Morrah
30Nelson Rosario
31Jacob Pedersen
32D.J. Tialavea
33Justin Jones
34Asa Watson
35Evan Wilson
36Matt Furstenburg
37Ben Cotton
38David Rolf
39Weslye Saunders
40Jeron Mastrud
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42Dominique Curry
43Jake Byrne
44Mike McNeill
45Hayden Smith
46Joe Sawyer
47Andre Hardy
48Martell Webb
49Cameron Graham
50Michael Higgins
51Alex Silvestro
52Evan Landi
53Taylor Cook
54Colin Anderson
55Travis Tannahill
56Jason Schepler
57Chase Clement
58A.C. Leonard
59Morrell Presley
60Brian Wozniak
61David Wright
62Tim Biere
63Travis Beckum
64Richard Quinn
65Jake O'Connell
66Isaiah Stanback
67Evan Moore
68Jamie McCoy
69Nathan Overbay
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5Alex Henery
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