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Antone Smith | Running Back

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 192
College: Florida State
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Antone Smith rushed four times for four yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.
Smith once again played ahead of Devonta Freeman, rotating in as the second back behind Steven Jackson. It's not a position we'd expect him to hold and he may not even dress on Sundays in the regular season. S-Jax is going to start, Jacquizz Rodgers is the trusted COP back and Freeman is the developing rookie. In three preseason games, Smith rushed 15 times for just 36 yards. Aug 23 - 9:43 PM

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Antone Smith was the second running back through Atlanta's rotation in Friday night's preseason opener against the Dolphins.

He finished with five yards on three carries and a five-yard reception. Smith's biggest play -- an 81-yard TD run -- was negated by penalty, but he showed some Sprolesian ability while getting reps ahead of ballyhooed rookie Devonta Freeman. Smith saw action with both the first- and second-team offenses, sharing time with Quizz Rodgers initially and staying in with the T.J. Yates group. We'd still expect Freeman to bypass Smith on the depth chart eventually.
Aug 8 - 9:06 PM

Falcons RB Antone Smith (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

Smith returned to practice this week after sitting out last Sunday's win over the Redskins. He'll see limited carries as the Falcons' No. 4 running back and contribute on special teams if active for Monday night's game against the 49ers.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 01:43:00 PM

Falcons RB Antone Smith (knee) is out for Week 15.

Smith is a change-of-pace back and special teamer.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 01:02:00 PM

Antone Smith (knee) isn't practicing for Week 15.

The Falcons' No. 4 running back appears unlikely to suit up for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 03:44:00 PM

Antone Smith rushed one time for a 38-yard touchdown and caught a six-yard pass in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Bills.

Smith once again made a big play as he flashed some serious speed on his touchdown run. But he also dropped a touchdown pass and played far behind Jacquizz Rodgers. The Falcons claim they want to give Smith more chances, but they're still riding Steven Jackson hard.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 08:18:00 PM

Antone Smith rushed once for 11 yards in Atlanta's Week 12 loss to the Saints.

So much for it being "imperative" to get Smith more involved in the offense. Fighting with Jason Snelling for scraps behind Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers, Smith got out-touched by Snelling 2-1. There's no fantasy value here.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 12:41:00 AM

Falcons coach Mike Smith said Monday he believes it's "imperative" to get RB Antone Smith more involved on offense.

Smith gained 92 total yards and scored a touchdown on three garbage-time touches in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay. Behind Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers, and Jason Snelling on the depth chart, it's difficult to say where Smith could make his mark. Perhaps it would come at the expense of S-Jax, who has struggled mightily during his full-on flop of a season with Atlanta.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 02:45:00 PM

Falcons RB Antone Smith rushed twice for 88 yards and a touchdown and caught a four-yard pass in Atlanta's Week 11 loss to Tampa Bay.

Surprisingly taking change-of-pace carries away from Jacquizz Rodgers late in the game, Smith turned his lone two carries into garbage-time gains of 50 and 38, the former going for a score. While Smith doesn't suddenly have fantasy value, it isn't crazy to think he's earned more touches moving forward.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 05:04:00 PM

Falcons re-signed RB Antone Smith to a two-year contract.

He was a restricted free agent. A three-year veteran, Smith has appeared in 34 career games on special teams, but notched only one carry. Even though Atlanta is remaking its running game, Smith won't be a part of the offense in 2013.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 01:35:00 PM

Falcons declared RB Antone Smith, QB Dominique Davis, DE Jonathan Massaquoi, TE Michael Palmer, CB Terrence Johnson, OT Lamar Holmes, and DE Cliff Matthews inactive for Week 6 against the Raiders.

The undefeated are another largely healthy team. There are no surprise inactives from this group. SLB Stephen Nicholas is in the starting lineup.
Sun, Oct 14, 2012 11:39:00 AM

Falcons RB Antone Smith left Sunday's win over the Redskins with a hamstring injury and didn't return.

Smith has been operating as a strict special teamer. The severity of his pull is unknown.
Sun, Oct 7, 2012 08:21:00 PM

Daniel Cox of AtlantaFalcons.com suggests Antone Smith as a darkhorse candidate for the team's kick returner job.

Eric Weems signed with Chicago after handling all 24 of the Falcons kick returns last season and 40 of a possible 46 in 2010. Smith has never returned a kick at the professional level, but will compete with Harry Douglas, Jacquizz Rodgers, and Dominique Franks for the job.
Mon, Jul 16, 2012 07:08:00 PM

Falcons declared RB Antone Smith, CB Dominique Franks, LB Spencer Adkins, OT Garrett Reynolds, OG Mike Johnson, DE Lawrence Sidbury, and DT Trey Lewis inactive for Monday Night Football against the Saints.

John Parker Wilson is the third quarterback. Roddy White (probable, knee) is active, as expected. Smith, a former undrafted free agent from Florida State, has one carry all season, which went for -3 yards. He'd be on Atlanta's practice squad right now had Jerious Norwood not torn his ACL in Week 1.
Mon, Dec 27, 2010 07:16:00 PM

Falcons RB Antone Smith left Sunday's game against the Eagles with an apparent knee injury.

Smith was injured while covering a punt in the first quarter. The gunner was helped to the locker room by trainers.
Sun, Oct 17, 2010 01:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Ryan
2T.J. Yates
3Sean Renfree
RB1Steven Jackson
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3Antone Smith
4Devonta Freeman
5Josh Vaughan
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3RB1Steven Jackson
2Jacquizz Rodgers
FB1Patrick DiMarco
2Maurice Hagens
WR11Julio Jones
2Devin Hester
3Courtney Roby
4Drew Davis
5Jeremy Ebert
WR21Roddy White
2Harry Douglas
3Eric Weems
4Bernard Reedy
5Geraldo Boldewijn
WR31Harry Douglas
TE1Levine Toilolo
2Bear Pascoe
3Mickey Shuler
4Jacob Pedersen
K1Matt Bryant