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Rusty Smith | Quarterback | #8

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/28/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 223
College: Florida Atlantic
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 6 (176) / TEN
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Giants waived/released QB Rusty Smith, LB Allen Bradford, CB Junior Mertile and P Jordan Gay.
Smith made it just two weeks in the Big Apple. A 2010 sixth-rounder, Smith has attempted only 45 career passes, 40 of which came in 2010. He's nearing the end of the line. Bradford appeared in nine games for the Giants last season, registering four tackles. Mon, May 12, 2014 05:30:00 PM

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Giants signed QB Rusty Smith.

The Giants continue to add camp arms as Eli Manning rehabs from ankle surgery. Smith slides in behind Josh Freeman, Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib. He's started one game since the Titans selected him in the sixth round of the 2010 draft.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Free agent QB Rusty Smith worked out for the Saints.

The Saints have already re-signed backup QB Luke McCown, so Smith would just be a camp body. A 2010 sixth-rounder, Smith has attempted only 45 regular-season passes, posting a 29.3 QB rating in the process.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 05:48:00 PM

Free agent QB Rusty Smith visited with the Giants on Friday.

Smith spent last season as Tennessee's third-string quarterback and hasn't appeared in a game since 2012. He could provide insurance behind Ryan Nassib if signed. The Giants are Smith's only known visit of free agency.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 08:46:00 PM

Rusty Smith will remain the No. 2 quarterback despite the addition of John Skelton.

Skelton was signed as mere insurance just in case one of Ryan Fitzpatrick or Smith goes down. It's perhaps the least talented quarterback room in the entire NFL right now.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 09:47:00 AM

Titans will sign QB Rusty Smith off their practice squad.

Instead of adding veteran David Carr, the Titans are going to keep it in-house while Jake Locker (hip, knee) is sidelined. Smith, a 2010 sixth-round pick, does have one NFL start under his belt. He went 17-of-31 for 138 yards with no touchdowns and three picks in a loss at Houston as a rookie.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 08:54:00 AM

Titans released QB Rusty Smith.

The Titans will roll with only Ryan Fitzpatrick behind Jake Locker. During three seasons in Tennessee, Smith appeared in three games. He did make one start make in 2010, going 17-of-31 for 138 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions as part of an ugly loss in Houston.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 10:27:00 AM

According to OC Chris Palmer, Rusty Smith is ahead of Nick Stephens for the team's No. 3 quarterback job.

With all eyes on the Jake Locker/Matt Hasselbeck competition, Smith and Stephens are competing for one job. Smith, a 2010 sixth-round pick, has the leg up on Stephens, who went undrafted this past April.
Sat, Jun 9, 2012 11:04:00 AM

Titans declared QB Rusty Smith, S Chris Hope, CB Chris Hawkins, C Kevin Matthews, T Byron Stingily, DT Zach Clayton, and DT Malcolm Sheppard inactive for Week 5.

The Titans are mostly healthy. Jordan Babineaux gets another start at strong safety, with Hope sidelined. Damian Williams is starting at wide receiver.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 11:44:00 AM

Titans backup QB Rusty Smith admits his relationship with former offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger was on the rocks by the end of last season.

Heimerdinger had no use for Smith after a brutal 17-of-31, 138-yard, 3-INT performance in a shutout loss to the Texans. The two had a "verbal confrontation" that day, and Smith closed out the season in the doghouse. We have to admit to throwing in the towel on Smith after that performance. We can't fault Heimerdinger for doing the same.
Fri, Jun 3, 2011 11:55:00 AM

Titans GM Mike Reinfeldt has admitted he doesn't believe QB Rusty Smith has starter upside.

"He might not be a starter, but he could be a pretty darn good backup for a while," Reinfeldt said. "He’s got all the things you look for: the strong arm, the good size and he’s got a good touch, a quick release." That may be true, but the Titans are still expected to bring in a veteran to back-up No. 8 pick Jake Locker. Smith's 2011 ceiling is likely that of third-stringer.
Sat, May 7, 2011 12:10:00 PM

Titans QB Rusty Smith revealed Tuesday that he has yet to receive a playbook from new offensive coordinator Chris Palmer.

Smith showed up at Titans headquarters hoping for one, but NFL teams have been instructed to not hand out playbooks. "I was going to try to get a little bit of the offense, since we were allowed to show," said Smith. "I do not have a playbook. It is somewhat frustrating. They did answer questions for us. And I got to go in and get something out of my locker, which was nice."
Tue, Apr 26, 2011 12:01:00 PM

The Nashville Tennessean believes the Titans are more likely to trade down than trade up in next week's NFL Draft.

The Denver Post mentioned the Titans as a team that could deal into the Broncos' No. 2 spot for a quarterback. Tennessee has too many needs to give up an early-round pick, though. More importantly, it's going to take a tremendous leap of faith to select Blaine Gabbert with the second overall pick.
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 03:00:00 PM

Rusty Smith is lobbying to be the Titans' starting quarterback next season.

"I think the coaching staff knows what I can do and that I'm still here and working hard," he said. Technically, Smith currently is the starter by virtue of being the only QB on Tennessee's roster. Obviously he won't be in 2011, but has been working out with tight ends Craig Stevens and Jared Cook this offseason, and is expecting to do some passing drills with some of his wideouts in the near future.
Sat, Apr 2, 2011 09:33:00 AM

Titans HC Mike Munchak "spoke highly" of QB Rusty Smith on Saturday.

Smith has apparently "been in (the) building every day since season's end." He's clearly a hard worker, but the Titans would likely resort to keeping Vince Young before naming the raw Smith as their 2011 starter. He's a long way away from being fantasy relevant.
Sat, Feb 19, 2011 09:55:00 PM

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