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Lee Smith | Tight End

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 265
College: Marshall
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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. Mar 10 - 4:50 PM

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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.
Mar 10 - 4:40 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.
Mar 9 - 4:19 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

Patriots signed No. 159 overall pick TE Lee Smith to a four-year contract.

Alge Crumpler's successor as the extra offensive lineman will receive a signing bonus of $171,480. Smith may have to show value on special teams to crack the Week 1 roster as a rookie.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 06:54:00 PM

The Boston Herald's Ian Rapport thinks the Patriots are going to have a hard time squeezing fifth-round pick TE Lee Smith onto their 53-man roster.

Smith is a huge (6-foot-6, 266 pounds) blocking tight end, and Rapport believes he could eventually see time at tackle or long snapper. With New England so stacked at tight end, versatility could be the way Smith cracks the roster.
Sat, Jul 2, 2011 12:05:00 PM

Patriots selected Marshall TE Lee Smith with the No. 159 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

A transfer from Tennessee, Smith totaled 38 receptions for 358 yards last year after posting 23 catches for 335 yards as a junior. At 6'6/266, Smith is a big, powerful blocker who loves to mix it up and finish off defenders. He won't catch many passes in New England, but Bill Belichick can use him as Alge Crumpler's successor in the blocking role.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 03:08:00 PM

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