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Antone Smith | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 192
College: Florida State
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Falcons released RB Antone Smith with an injury settlement.
Smith had been battling a hamstring injury. Smith is a home run hitter, but is nearly 30, and prone to minor injuries. He'll get another chance, but isn't going to be a big part of anyone's backfield. Sep 5 - 4:34 PM

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WSB Atlanta's Zach Klein reports the Falcons are working on an injury settlement with RB Antone Smith (hamstring).

They will place him on injured reserve if the two sides cannot work out a deal. Smith made several big plays last season but could never carve out a consistent role. This is good news for Terron Ward's roster status.
Sep 5 - 11:04 AM

Antone Smith strained his hamstring on a 1-yard touchdown run during the second quarter of Friday's preseason game against the Titans.

With Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman both sidelined, Smith was the feature back for the entire first half. The speedster finished with nine carries for 18 yards, but was able to hobble his way around the edge for the score after pulling the hammy. Smith may now fall behind Terron Ward in the battle for the No. 3 RB job.
Aug 14 - 8:31 PM

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure called Antone Smith "the forgotten man" in Atlanta's running back rotation.

Rookie Terron Ward has been getting first-team reps ahead of Smith even with Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman both out with hamstring injuries. The Falcons have been hesitant to give Smith a full workload since suffering a broken leg in November. The 29-year-old has just 29 carries in three NFL seasons.
Aug 9 - 10:27 AM

Falcons RB Antone Smith (broken leg) has resumed practicing.

Sidelined since November, Smith had been sitting out OTAs until this week. He probably still won't be truly full-go until training camp, but his health is not a concern. A true home-run hitter, there will be a part to play for Smith in new OC Kyle Shanahan's system as a lightly used "COP" back.
Jun 2 - 1:40 PM

Falcons FB Antone Smith is still rehabbing his fractured right leg.

Smith broke his leg against the Panthers in Week 11 while covering a punt and subsequently underwent surgery. He's resumed running but isn't expecting to gain full clearance until training camp. Smith is a sneaky name to file away with talent-maximizing Kyle Shanahan now controlling the offense. He averaged 10.1 yards per touch last year and scored five touchdowns on his 36 touches.
May 21 - 8:57 AM

Falcons re-signed RB Antone Smith.

Smith is one of the league's most-explosive playmakers, but is going on 30 and recovering from a broken leg. In a more just world, he would have received stronger interest in free agency, but it's not surprising that he didn't. Hopefully he'll be utilized more by Atlanta's new coaching staff. OC Kyle Shanahan usually knows what to do with playmakers.
Mar 10 - 6:41 PM

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure reports the team has "prioritized" re-signing free agent RB Antone Smith.

This is despite the two sides having yet to discuss a new contract. Free agency opens two Tuesdays from now, and word out of the Combine was that the Giants are also interested in Smith. He'll be entering his age-30 season and is coming off a broken leg, but Smith has a ton of tread left on his tires with just 44 career touches. He exploded for four touchdowns of 40-plus yards last year.
Feb 25 - 10:24 AM

Falcons placed RB Antone Smith on injured reserve with a broken leg, ending his season.

The broken leg actually qualifies as good news for Smith, as he was previously believed to have a knee injury. That would have greatly clouded the 29 year old's status heading into the open market. Now he should still have some value as a big-play threat who was criminally under-used during his time in Atlanta. Devonta Freeman should see an uptick in snaps in Smith's absence.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 02:39:00 PM

ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports Falcons RB Antone Smith (knee) is done for the season.

It's a brutal blow for the under-used change-of-pace back, who had been averaging 6.3 yards per carry and 17.1 yards per catch. The timing couldn't be worse for Smith, as he's 29 and heading into free agency. Smith is a hard-luck case who deserves better. With his future completely up in the air, Smith isn't a must hold in Dynasty leagues despite his big-play ability.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 02:31:00 PM

The knee injury Antone Smith sustained in Sunday's win at Carolina is reportedly "not looking good."

Smith will have an MRI Monday to determine the severity of his injury. The underutilized big-play back is averaging 2.3 carries per game on the year.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 09:22:00 AM

Antone Smith rushed for three yards on four carries in Atlanta's Week 10 win over Tampa Bay.

Smith was bottled up on each of his touches. Only seeing 3-5 weekly touches on 8-10 snaps, he's not a realistic fantasy option despite the early-season big plays.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 05:17:00 PM

Antone Smith (neck) is active for Week 10 against the Bucs.

He'll be fine to play his 8-10 offensive snaps. Smith is a dart-throw RB4.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 11:45:00 AM

Falcons RB Antone Smith (neck) is listed as questionable for Week 10.

The 29-year-old change-of-pace back can be written off as a fantasy start.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 01:38:00 PM

Antone Smith (neck) remained limited on Thursday.

Smith suffered the injury in Atlanta's Week 8 loss to the Lions. He should be ready to go coming off the Falcons' bye, but it's not a given. Criminally underused, Smith will be a dice-roll RB4 if he does suit up.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 03:15:00 PM

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