Bucs placed RB Michael Smith on injured reserve with a torn ligament in his foot, ending his season.
Pewter Report doesn't project RB Michael Smith to make the Bucs' final roster.
The Tampa Bay Times projects Michael Smith as the Bucs' No. 2 tailback to open the season.
The Bucs are expected to audition 2012 seventh-round pick Michael Smith and 2013 sixth-rounder Mike James for the No. 2 tailback job behind Doug Martin.
Bucs declared RB Michael Smith, S Keith Tandy, LBs Jacob Cutrera and Najee Goode, G Roger Allen, and WR Chris Owusu inactive for Week 9 against the Raiders.
Bucs declared RB Michael Smith, OL Cody Wallace, WR Chris Owusu, TE Danny Noble, LBs Jacob Cutrera and Najee Goode, and DB Keith Tandy inactive for Week 7 against the Saints.
Bucs declared RB Michael Smith inactive for Sunday's Week 4 game against the Redskins.
Buccaneers declared RB Michael Smith, CB Anthony Gaitor, CB E.J. Biggers, S Keith Tandy, WR Chris Owusu, OT Jamon Meredith and DE George Johnson inactive for Week 3 versus the Cowboys.
Seventh-round RB Michael Smith will enter the season as the Bucs' primary kickoff returner.
Rookie RB Michael Smith has rushed 13 times for 69 yards (5.31 YPC) and caught two passes for 16 yards in the Bucs' last two preseason games.
Bucs seventh-round RB Michael Smith has looked more like a "complete back" as his reps increase.
Bucs seventh-round RB Michael Smith said he should not be boxed into a third-down role.
Buccaneers signed seventh-round RB Michael Smith to a four-year contract.
Bucs coach Greg Schiano describes seventh-round RB Michael Smith as a back who "jump(s) off the tape at you" in games.