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Lee Smith | Tight End | #86

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 265
College: Marshall
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (159) / NE
Contract: view contract details

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Raiders re-signed TE Lee Smith.
Smith and fellow blocking TE Derek Carrier have been the Raiders' two signings thus far in free agency. They join Jared Cook and Clive Walford in the TE room, though draft miss Walford may not be long for Oakland. Mar 14 - 1:47 PM

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Raiders blocking TE Lee Smith has agreed to a pay cut.

Scheduled to make $2.75 million, Smith has agreed to a $1 million base salary and $1 million roster bonus. A pure blocker, Smith has 38 career catches, and was limited to four games by a broken leg last season.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 02:06:00 PM

Raiders placed TE Lee Smith (leg) on injured reserve.

He's out indefinitely with a broken leg. The Raiders just signed Ryan O'Malley off the practice squad and are working out Rob Housler. With Smith sidelined and Clive Walford's status up in the air, Oakland has become extremely thin at tight end.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 06:05:00 PM

Raiders TE Lee Smith suffered a broken leg Week 4.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the injury "threatens his season." A great blocker, Smith's loss would be a blow to the running game.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 12:45:00 PM

Raiders signed TE Lee Smith to a three-year, $9 million contract.

27-year-old Smith is one of the top pure blocking tight ends in football. The Raiders remain in pursuit of free agent Jermaine Gresham, another plus blocker. Combined with the addition of C Rodney Hudson, the Raiders are gearing up to play smash-mouth offense under new coordinator Bill Musgrave.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 04:50:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Raiders are expected to sign free agent TE Lee Smith.

Smith is a blocking tight end whose addition would bode well for Latavius Murray. Schefter also reports the Raiders are hosting Jermaine Gresham today.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 04:40:00 PM

The Buffalo News reports free agent TE Lee Smith is expected to sign a "big" contract on Tuesday.

Per reporter Tim Graham, "when you hear the numbers, you'll be surprised he got that much." Smith is a blocker, one who has caught just 20 career passes.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 04:19:00 PM

Bills TE Lee Smith (foot) is not participating in OTAs.

Smith is in a walking boot following a weightlifting mishap. The blocker is expected to be ready to compete for a job at training camp.
Wed, May 29, 2013 12:51:00 PM

Bills TEs coach Pete Metzelaars admits Lee Smith has limited pass-catching skills.

"He is a powerful man," Metzelaars said. "Now he has limitations the other way – the athleticism. So you have to find opportunities to use him in the passing game, where it's not — this guy's in, they're running every time." Smith's roster spot sounds secure as a sixth lineman, but he'll remain well off the fantasy radar.
Sat, Jun 16, 2012 11:38:00 AM

Bills placed TE Lee Smith (ankle) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The fifth-round pick was carted off with the injury during Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Smith was considered a blocking prospect coming out of Marshall. His rookie season ends with four catches and 11 receiving yards.
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 02:37:00 PM

Bills TE Lee Smith was carted off with an ankle injury in the third quarter of Sunday's Week 15 game against the Dolphins.

Smith, a blocking tight end, was filling in for Scott Chandler (inactive, ankle). He's done for the day.
Sun, Dec 18, 2011 03:19:00 PM

Lee Smith is expected to start in place of TE Scott Chandler (ankle) this week.

Smith recorded his first three catches of the season for 11 yards in last week's game. Drafted by the Pats to be Alge Crumpler's successor, Smith is a prototypical blocking specialist. He's not a recommended fantasy play against the Chargers.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 09:11:00 AM

Bills claimed TE Lee Smith off waivers from the Patriots.

The 49ers, Saints, Bucs, and Jets also put in claims. Coach Chan Gailey doesn't use his tight ends as receiving weapons, so this should be a nice fit. A fifth-round pick out of Marshall, Smith is purely a blocking specialist.
Sun, Sep 4, 2011 01:35:00 PM

Patriots waived TE Lee Smith.

He appears to have been beaten out for a roster spot by undrafted free agent Will Yeatman. A fifth-round pick last spring, Smith is a raw but powerful blocker whom the Pats undoubtedly hope to sign to their practice squad.
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 03:11:00 PM

Fifth-round pick TE Lee Smith is in danger of not making the Patriots roster.

Undrafted rookie TE Will Yeatman saw more time with the Patriots' first-team offense for the second consecutive game Saturday, and appears to have all but won the battle to replace Alge Crumpler. The Pats will try to stash Smith on the practice squad if he's left off the final roster.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sun, Aug 28, 2011 11:12:00 AM

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