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Shelley Smith | Guard

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 310
College: Colorado State
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Dolphins RG Shelley Smith (knee) is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.
Smith sustained a Grade 2 knee sprain in Sunday's loss at Buffalo. Dallas Thomas came on in his absence, getting a neutral grade from PFF on 41 snaps. Sep 15 - 1:03 PM

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Shelley Smith started the Dolphins' third preseason game at right guard, but rotated series with Dallas Thomas.

Thomas struggled while Smith was solid throughout. After a failed experiment at center, Smith is now back in his more comfortable guard position. He should open the season as the starting right guard.
Aug 23 - 11:09 PM

Shelley Smith took most of the first-team right guard reps at Dolphins practice this week.

Dallas Thomas heads to the bench after getting destroyed in both the run and pass games during Miami's first two preseason games. Smith entered camp as the starting center after Mike Pouncey got hurt. That transition didn't work, and he's back at his more natural position. Smith is an above-average run blocker.
Aug 22 - 10:30 AM

Shelley Smith is now working as the second-string left guard at Dolphins camp.

Thought to be a prize free agent acquisition, Smith flamed out quickly in an early-camp trial at center, and now is backing up Daryn Colledge. The good news is RG Dallas Thomas has been a pleasant surprise, and at least Miami has formed continuity up front with Samson Satele seemingly entrenched at center. A proficient run blocker with last year's Rams, Smith should provide solid depth.
Aug 13 - 11:19 PM

ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker said the team's center position "is starting to become a major concern."

Converted-guard Shelley Smith has struggled with errant snaps and was benched in favor of Nate Garner after two more fumbled snaps Wednesday. If Smith's struggles continue, the Dolphins could turn to Garner or free agent Samson Satele. The Dolphins' offensive line remains a mess.
Jul 30 - 6:30 PM

Converted G Shelley Smith and QB Ryan Tannehill struggled with center-to-quarterback exchanges on the first day of Dolphins camp.

The lack of cohesion was unsurprising considering Smith was not informed of his position switch to center until two days before camp. Still, with Mike Pouncey sidelined until midseason, it's an issue the Dolphins need to work out. The rest of the "rebuilt" line did not fare much better during the practice, with bookend tackles Brandon Albert and rookie Ja'Wuan James getting beat regularly.
Jul 26 - 3:04 PM

The Dolphins have moved RG Shelley Smith to center.

Smith has "never played center at any level," but the Dolphins are prioritizing run blocking on the pivot with incumbent C Mike Pouncey sidelined until midseason. Daryn Colledge is expected to fill the left guard spot, with Nate Garner, Dallas Thomas, and rookie Billy Turner competing opposite him. The Dolphins' starting tackles are Branden Albert and first-round pick Ja'Wuan James.
Jul 25 - 1:15 PM

The Dolphins are using Shelley Smith at right guard.

Smith's strength is run blocking, so it makes sense to use him on the strong side next to rookie RT Ja'Wuan James. From left to right, Miami's projected first-team line is LT Branden Albert, LG Billy Turner, C Mike Pouncey, RG Smith, and RT James. Turner is trying to hold off Nate Garner and Dallas Thomas for snaps.
May 27 - 12:29 PM

Dolphins agreed to terms with OG Shelley Smith, formerly of the Rams, on a two-year, $5.5 million contract.

The deal includes $1.5 million guaranteed. It's a nice signing for a team moving on from the Richie Incognito/John Jerry "era," though Smith has made only eight career starts. Smith is a road grader in the run game, but needs to improve as a pass blocker. Going on 27, he'll get every opportunity to earn a starting job.
Mar 14 - 5:54 PM

Free agent OG Shelley Smith left his Patriots visit without a deal and will now meet with the Dolphins.

Smith would be an outstanding fit in Miami because he's a zone-scheme lineman with difference-making run-blocking ability. He's also soon turning 27 and could be a building block on a team with glaring offensive line holes.
Mar 13 - 10:59 AM

Free agent OG Shelley Smith left his Giants visit without a contract and is now visiting the Patriots.

The Pats have turned things up a notch on day two of free agency. Smith is a promising young guard who excelled as a run blocker in St. Louis last year, and deserved more playing time. Per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Smith is scheduled to visit the Dolphins if the Patriots let him leave town.
Mar 12 - 9:49 PM

Free agent G Shelley Smith is visiting the Giants Wednesday.

The Giants landed Geoff Schwartz on Tuesday, but they're still hungry for offensive line help as they rebuild they unit. Smith has only started eight games over the last two seasons, but has been impressive as a run-blocker. Entering his age-27 season, there's upside here.'s Jordan Raanan adds that Smith is scheduled to meet with the Patriots if he gets out of Jersey.
Mar 12 - 10:09 AM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports four teams expressed interest in free agent OG Shelley Smith on Saturday.

Smith has appeared in 25 games, starting eight, the past two seasons. He played 371 offensive snaps in 2013 and received glowing reviews for his run-blocking. Smith is a strong pulling guard who would make sense for teams that implement zone-blocking schemes. The Rams don't appear to have much interest in re-signing Smith, even though they need a ton of help up front.
Mar 9 - 12:51 PM

Shelley Smith and Chris Williams rotated as the first-team left guard at Rams OTAs.

Smith started six games -- four at left guard and two at right guard -- for the Rams last season, and he and Williams rotated in place of an injured Harvey Dahl at right guard for the final three weeks in 2012. Second-year OG Rok Watkins would also seem to be in the conversation for the starting left guard job.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 01:51:00 PM

Texans waived OG Shelley Smith.

A sixth-round pick in 2010, Smith has yet to appear in an NFL game. He spent 2011 on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 02:45:00 PM

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