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Michael Smith | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 205
College: Utah State
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Jets waived RB Michael Smith, OL Bruce Campbell, OT Patrick Ford, OL Markus Zusevics, LB Steele Devitto, K Andrew Furney, and P Jacob Schum.
No surprises in this group from the Jets, who have begun making their first cuts. Smith was a seventh-round pick of the Buccaneers in the 2012 draft. Sat, Aug 23, 2014 09:36:00 PM

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Jets signed RB Michael Smith, formerly of the Bucs.

Smith is an undersized burner out of Utah State. The Buccaneers cut him in May. Smith will likely be a practice body until the Jets make final cuts.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 05:08:00 PM

Buccaneers waived RB Michael Smith.

Smith missed all of 2013 with a torn ligament in his foot. Smith was a hyped seventh-rounder out of Utah State in 2012, but has yet to notch a regular-season carry. Getting waived at this stage of the offseason — when teams are allowed to carry 90 players — is not a good sign for his NFL future.
Tue, May 13, 2014 04:43:00 PM

Bucs placed RB Michael Smith on injured reserve with a torn ligament in his foot, ending his season.

They'll give him one last look in 2014 training camp. Smith had an intriguing profile coming out of Utah State in 2012, with 4.33 jets and fearlessness running inside the tackles, but he never made much headway up the depth chart.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 04:24:00 PM

Pewter Report doesn't project RB Michael Smith to make the Bucs' final roster.

It's obviously too early for this kind of stuff -- the Bucs haven't even played a preseason game. But Pewter Report has Tampa keeping Peyton Hillis as the No. 4 back behind Doug Martin, Brian Leonard, and rookie Mike James. The Tampa Times projected Smith as Martin's direct backup last month, so there's plenty to be sorted out. It's a big preseason for last year's seventh-round pick.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 05:00:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Times projects Michael Smith as the Bucs' No. 2 tailback to open the season.

Previous projections had the Bucs going with rookie Mike James as Doug Martin's backup. Smith would be a more interesting fantasy choice, as he runs 4.33 and was one of Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris' favorite sleepers coming out of Utah State two Aprils ago. For Martin handcuff purposes, the James-Smith-Brian Leonard battle will be one to monitor in camp and preseason games.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 06:05:00 PM

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.

We wouldn't be surprised if the Bucs made a run at Ahmad Bradshaw closer to camp, but for now speedster Smith (4.33 forty time) and bruising plodder James are the primary competitors. Brian Leonard is more of a fullback/third-down back. Per the Tampa Times, "some in the organization" prefer James to Smith.
Mon, May 13, 2013 03:04:00 PM

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.

The Bucs are one of the NFL's healthiest teams coming off their 10-day layoff following last Thursday night's impressive win over the Vikings.
Sun, Nov 4, 2012 02:41:00 PM

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.

Smith is a healthy scratch as the team's No. 4 running back. The Bucs enter Sunday's game as one of the healthier teams in the league. They listed just two players on the injury report, and both were probable.
Sun, Oct 21, 2012 11:40:00 AM

Bucs declared RB Michael Smith inactive for Sunday's Week 4 game against the Redskins.

Smith is a healthy scratch once again as the Bucs appear to be warming slightly to LeGarrette Blount. The rest of the Bucs' inactives: CB Myron Lewis, CB Anthony Gaitor, DB Keith Tandy, LB Najee Goode, OT Jeremy Trueblood and WR Chris Owusu.
Sun, Sep 30, 2012 03:10:00 PM

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.

Arrelious Benn has replaced Smith as the primary kickoff returner, and may add slot receiver duties to his plate following Sammie Stroughter's season-ending foot injury.
Sun, Sep 23, 2012 11:51:00 AM

Seventh-round RB Michael Smith will enter the season as the Bucs' primary kickoff returner.

The blazing rookie out of Utah State averaged an eye-popping 31.7 yards on 10 preseason returns. Sammie Stroughter is listed ahead of Preston Parker as the No. 1 punt returner. Neither Smith nor Stroughter does enough on offense to warrant a draft selection in return-yardage leagues.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 04:05:00 PM

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.

A deep sleeper like Daryl Richardson in St. Louis, Smith possesses blinding 4.33 jets and runs physically for a 5-foot-9, sub-210-pound alleged scatback. Beat writer Stephen Holder believes the Bucs "may be onto something with Smith," who is "very willing to take on tacklers and run through them if necessary."
Sun, Aug 26, 2012 08:59:00 PM

Bucs seventh-round RB Michael Smith has looked more like a "complete back" as his reps increase.

The coaching staff knew all about Smith's 4.33 forty jets, but they've been pleasantly surprised with his power. A deep Dynasty league stash, Smith has a chance to open the season third on the depth chart at tailback.
Thu, Aug 2, 2012 05:43:00 PM

Bucs seventh-round RB Michael Smith said he should not be boxed into a third-down role.

Smith has decent size at 5'9/209 and ran a 4.33 at the Combine. If he didn't play behind Robert Turbin at Utah State, he likely would have come off the board before the seventh round. Smith needs to prove himself in pass protection, but is a good bet to stick as the Bucs' No. 3 back. He'll have a shot at early-down work if Doug Martin or LeGarrette Blount goes down.
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 10:13:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Josh Freeman
2B.J. Coleman
3Kellen Moore
4Chandler Harnish
5Tim Tebow
6David Carr
7Rex Grossman
8Vince Young
9Brady Quinn
10Kevin Kolb
11Caleb Hanie
12Curtis Painter
13John Skelton
14Mike Kafka
15Josh Portis
16Jerrod Johnson
17Adam Weber
18Jordan Rodgers
19Brendon Kay
20Logan Kilgore
21Chase Rettig
22Tommy Rees
23Brock Jensen
24Pat White
25Trent Edwards
26Nate Enderle
27John Parker Wilson
28Nick Stephens
29Tyler Wilson
30Ryan Katz
31Colby Cameron
32Kyle Padron
33James Vandenberg
34Mike Hermann
35Nathan Stanley
36Dalton Williams
37Matt Brown
38Caleb TerBush
39Tim Jenkins
40Dayne Crist
41Brett Smith
42James Franklin
43Keith Price
44Collin Klein
45Rusty Smith
46Kory Faulkner
47Alex Carder
RB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Chris Johnson
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Maurice Jones-Drew
9Reggie Bush
10Brandon Jackson
11D.J. Ware
12Jalen Parmele
13Peyton Hillis
14BenJarvus Green-Ellis
15Jamie Harper
16Chris Rainey
17Terrance Ganaway
18Alvester Alexander
19D.J. Harper
20Jewel Hampton
21Zach Brown
22Tim Cornett
23Stephen Houston
24Brandon Saine
25Alex Green
26Evan Royster
27Ray Rice
28Mikel Leshoure
29Lance Ball
30Isaac Redman
31Michael Bush
32Javarris James
33Josh Vaughan
34Darren Evans
35Delone Carter
36Anthony Allen
37Damien Berry
38Richard Murphy
39William Powell
40Armond Smith
41Derrick Strozier
42David Fluellen
43Roy Finch
44Tim Flanders
45Jordan Lynch
46Cierre Wood
47Stefphon Jefferson
48Deonte Williams
49Bradley Randle
50Quentin Hines
51De'Leon Eskridge
52Jordan Roberts
53Orwin Smith
54Kapri Bibbs
55Tauren Poole
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Maurice Jones-Drew
4Reggie Bush
5Pierre Thomas
6Chris Johnson
7Ryan Torain
8Beanie Wells
9Andre Brown
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Chris Johnson
3Steven Jackson
4Reggie Bush
5D.J. Ware
6Maurice Jones-Drew
7Beanie Wells
8Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Ray Agnew
11Maurice Hagens
12Collin Mooney
13Ben Bartholomew
14Ina Liaina
15Stephen Campbell
16J.C. Copeland
17Chad Young
18Kadeem Jones
19Braden Wilson
20Zach Boren
21Lonnie Pryor
22Harvey Unga
23Owen Marecic
24Shaun Chapas
25Dorson Boyce
26Eric Kettani
27Quinn Johnson
28Owen Schmitt
29Brian Leonard
30James Baker
31Ryan D'Imperio
32Jon Hoese
33Ben Guidugli
34Nate Eachus
35Devonte Campbell
36Michael Zordich
37Eddie Williams
38Chad Abram
39Alex Debniak
40Ryan Roberson
41Jonathan Amosa
42Rupert Bryan
43Cameron White
44Jourdan Brooks
45Karl Williams
46Brock Bolen
WR11Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Lance Moore
4Santonio Holmes
5Laurent Robinson
6Brandon Gibson
7Titus Young
8Joe Morgan
9Darius Johnson
10Keenan Davis
11Taulib Ikharo
12Erik Lora
13Greg Childs
14Ryan Whalen
15Jamar Newsome
16Terrence Toliver
17Devery Henderson
18Richard Goodman
19Kevin Hardy
20Tim Benford
21LaRon Byrd
22Lamont Bryant
23Ben Obomanu
24Ted Ginn
25Tiquan Underwood
26Charly Martin
27Matt Willis
28Lavelle Hawkins
29Brett Swain
30Chaz Schilens
31Brian Robiskie
32Ifeanyi Momah
33Sederrick Cunningham
34Zach Rogers
35Marcus Jackson
36Derek Moye
37Kamar Jorden
38Nicholas Johnson
39Johnathan Haggerty
40Naaman Roosevelt
41Emmanuel Arceneaux
42Robby Toma
43Carlin Isles
44Chad Bumphis
45Jordan White
46Chris Summers
47Dan Buckner
48Roy Roundtree
49Erik Highsmith
50Tyrone Goard
51Sam McGuffie
52Terrell Sinkfield
53Jheranie Boyd
54Eric Rogers
55Rashaad Carter
56Demetrius Fields
57Scott Pillar
58Chip Reeves
59Mike Davis
60Cody Hoffman
61Quintin Payton
62Wilson Van Hooser
63C.J. Goodwin
64Jon Baldwin
65Chastin West
66Jeremy Ebert
67LaQuan Williams
68Diondre Borel
69Bert Reed
70Brandon Carswell
71Joseph Anderson
72Mark Harrison
73Cole McKenzie
74Jamal Miles
75Rashad Evans
76T.J. Moe
77Jasper Collins
78Julius Pruitt
79Mardy Gilyard
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Brian Hartline
4Anthony Armstrong
5Harry Douglas
6Kerry Meier
7David Nelson
8Greg Little
9A.J. Jenkins
10Eric Page
11Chris Givens
12Kealoha Pilares
13Raymond Radway
14Donald Jones
15Brandon Banks
16Earl Bennett
17Jordan Shipley
18Mohamed Massaquoi
19Micheal Spurlock
20Steve Breaston
21Donte' Stallworth
22Darius Hanks
23Aaron Mellette
24Robert Gill
25Martel Moore
26Lanear Sampson
27Alec Lemon
28Lamaar Thomas
29David Douglas
30Dale Moss
31Brandon Collins
32Tray Session
33Dominique Croom
34Nicholas Edwards
35Charles Hawkins
36Alex Gillett
37Eric Thomas
38Lacoltan Bester
39Greg Hardin
40Michael Jenkins
41David Ball
42Devin Aromashodu
43Jarett Dillard
44Dezmon Briscoe
45David Reed
46Tim Toone
47Isaiah Williams
48Duke Calhoun
49Jeff Fuller
50Joe Adams
51Marvin McNutt
52Kevin Elliott
53Jared Green
54Mike Willie
55Michael Calvin
56Taveon Rogers
57Tori Gurley
58Ronald Johnson
59Roberto Wallace
60Bobby Sewall
61Terrence Austin
62Darius Reynaud
63Deon Butler
64Early Doucet
65Patrick Crayton
66Micah Hatfield
67Jordan Harris
68Jaz Reynolds
69Austin Franklin
70Alex Neutz
71Geraldo Boldewijn
72Kelsey Pope
73Anthony McClung
74Weston Dressler
75Perez Ashford
76Jason Thompson
77Omarius Hines
78Gerrard Sheppard
79Andy Cruse
80Anthony Amos
81R.J. Webb
82Andrew Helmick
83Andrew DePaola
84James Shaw
85Devin Goda
86Jerry Johnson
87Rodrick Rumble
88Brandon Kaufman
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Davone Bess
6Harry Douglas
7Brian Hartline
8Brandon Gibson
9A.J. Jenkins
TE1Anthony Fasano
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Randy McMichael
6Kevin Boss
7Aaron Hernandez
8Adam Nissley
9Danny Noble
10Jamie Childers
11Sean McGrath
12D.J. Williams
13Tommy Gallarda
14James Casey
15Daniel Graham
16Steve Watson
17Andrew Szczerba
18Billy Bajema
19Nelson Rosario
20Jacob Pedersen
21D.J. Tialavea
22Emmanuel Ogbuehi
23Matt Furstenburg
24Ben Cotton
25David Rolf
26Justin Jones
27Asa Watson
28Evan Wilson
29Ben Hartsock
30Visanthe Shiancoe
31Cameron Morrah
32Martin Rucker
33Joel Dreessen
34Tom Crabtree
35Brody Eldridge
36Nate Byham
37Dedrick Epps
38Dan Gronkowski
39Zach Potter
40Colin Cloherty
41Weslye Saunders
42Jeron Mastrud
43Steve Maneri
44Dominique Curry
45Jake Byrne
46Hayden Smith
47Joe Sawyer
48Andre Hardy
49Martell Webb
50Cameron Graham
51Michael Higgins
52Alex Silvestro
53Evan Moore
54Jamie McCoy
55Nathan Overbay
56Travis Beckum
57Richard Quinn
58Jake O'Connell
59Isaiah Stanback
60Morrell Presley
61Brian Wozniak
62Evan Landi
63Taylor Cook
64Colin Anderson
65Travis Tannahill
66Jason Schepler
67Chase Clement
68A.C. Leonard
69Joe Don Duncan
70David Wright
71Tim Biere
K1Maikon Bonani
2Billy Cundiff
3Rob Bironas
4Alex Henery
5Nate Freese
6Sergio Castillo
7Mitch Ewald
8Kevin Goessling
9Matt Szymanski
10Danny Hrapmann
11Brandon Bogotay
12Havard Rugland
13Austin Signor
14Morgan Lineberry
15Quinn Sharp
16Brett Baer
17Brett Maher
18Jose Maltos
19Jordan Gay
20Adam Yates
21Zach Ramirez