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Michael Smith | Running Back | #36

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 205
College: Utah State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 7 (212) / TB
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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

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10Tim Tebow
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16Charlie Whitehurst
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22Joe Licata
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25Dylan Thompson
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27Shane Carden
28Griffin Neal
29McLeod Bethel-Thompson
30Pat Devlin
31Matt Blanchard
32Dan LeFevour
33Austin Trainor
34Jerry Lovelocke
35Chase Rettig
36Chandler Harnish
37Jake Waters
38Dalyn Williams
RB1Joseph Randle
2Zurlon Tipton
3Toby Gerhart
4Dreamius Smith
5Alonzo Harris
6LaMichael James
7Brandon Burks
8Jhurell Pressley
9C.J. Spiller
10Dominique Williams
11Brandon Wilds
12Joique Bell
13Stephen Houston
14Andre Williams
15Raheem Mostert
16Anthony Dixon
17Josh Harris
18Zac Stacy
19Brandon Wegher
20Brandon Ross
21Brandon Brown-Dukes
22Kenneth Harper
23Jawon Chisholm
24Bronson Hill
25Storm Johnson
26Jahwan Edwards
27Darrin Reaves
28Jerome Smith
29Isaiah Pead
30Dan Herron
31Ross Scheuerman
32Senorise Perry
33Joe Banyard
34Michael Dyer
35Jeremy Stewart
36LaVance Taylor
37Keshawn Hill
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3RB1Joseph Randle
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2Erik Lorig
3Emil Igwenagu
4Jorvorskie Lane
5Marcel Reece
6James Casey
7Darrel Young
8Henry Hynoski
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10Ryan Mueller
11Derrick Coleman
12Tommy Bohanon
13Malcolm Johnson
14Jordan Campbell
15Patrick Skov
16Soma Vainuku
17Trey Millard
18Sam Bergen
19Chris Swain
20Brad Smelley
21John Conner
22Zach Boren
23Kiero Small
24J.C. Copeland
25Joey Iosefa
26Blake Renaud
27Alstevis Squirewell
28Sione Houma
29Juwan Thompson
WR11Jerome Simpson
2Greg Jennings
3Marques Colston
4Dwayne Bowe
5James Jones
6Preston Parker
7Greg Little
8Kris Durham
9Rueben Randle
10Rasheed Bailey
11Kyle Prater
12Cayleb Jones
13Hakeem Nicks
14Douglas McNeil
15Josh Morgan
16Jacoby Ford
17Tyler Davis
18Miles Austin
19Kain Colter
20DeAndre Reaves
21Tony Washington
22Reggie Dunn
23Armon Binns
24Carlton Mitchell
25Nick Harwell
26Jake Kumerow
27Rodney Smith
28Tevin Reese
29Issac Blakeney
30Hunter Sharp
31Terrell Sinkfield
32Bralon Addison
33Andrew Turzilli
34Zach D'Orazio
35Kenzel Doe
36Kenny Lawler
37Nate Washington
38Jared Dangerfield
39Joshua Stangby
40Ricky Collins
41Jaxon Shipley
42Josh Lenz
43Robert Herron
44Solomon Patton
45Rashad Lawrence
46T.J. Graham
47Damaris Johnson
48Damian Williams
49Marlon Moore
50Jarrett Boykin
51Lance Lewis
52Joseph Anderson
53Travis Labhart
54Donatella Luckett
55Shaq Evans
56Josh Stewart
57Tyler Murphy
58Marquez Clark
59Josh Harper
60Chandler Worthy
61Devin Lucien
62Quinshad Davis
63Marcus Tucker
64Rashaun Simonise
65Reece Horn
66Richard Mullaney
67Duke Williams
68David Porter
69L'Damian Washington
70Jeff Beathard
71DaVaris Daniels
72Jamel Johnson
73Tyler McDonald
74Ezell Ruffin
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2Brian Hartline
3Ace Sanders
4Riley Cooper
5Denarius Moore
6Chris Givens
7Marcus Thigpen
8Ryan Whalen
9Joe Morgan
10A.J. Jenkins
11Emory Blake
12Matt Hazel
13Jonathan Krause
14R.J. Harris
15Kevin Smith
16DeMarcus Ayers
17Kalif Raymond
18Ryan Broyles
19Jacoby Jones
20Austin Pettis
21Onterio McCalebb
22Bryan Walters
23Jaydon Mickens
24Andy Jones
25Nathan Palmer
26Mike Brown
27DeVier Posey
28Andre Debose
29Tandon Doss
30Shakim Phillips
31Aaron Dobson
32Frankie Hammond
33Jay Lee
34Shane Wynn
35Marvin Hall
36Mike Williams
37Devante Davis
38Devon Wylie
39Jimmie Hunt
40Reggie Bell
41Brandon Shippen
42Valdez Showers
43DeAndre Carter
44Amir Carlisle
45Mekale McKay
46Phil Bates
47Milton Williams III
48Michael Preston
49Clyde Gates
50Max McCaffrey
51Marquis Bundy
52Paul McRoberts
53Daniel Rodriguez
54A.J. Cruz
55James Butler
56Anthony Dable
57Antwan Goodley
58Isiah Ferguson
59Ryan Lankford
60Kadron Boone
61Marcus Harris
62Juron Criner
63Stephen Hill
64Saalim Hakim
65Kashif Moore
66Kenbrell Thompkins
67Paul Browning
68Austin Willis
69Titus Davis
70Andre Davis
71Demetrius Wilson
72Josh Reese
73DiAndre Campbell
74Trevor Harman
75Michael Bennett
76Durron Neal
77David Glidden
78Jarvis Turner
79T.J. Thorpe
80Kieran Duncan
81Tom Nelson
82Leonard Hankerson
83Trindon Holliday
84Tevin Jones
85Chris King
86Levi Norwood
87Ed Williams
88Danny Anthrop
89Marken Michel
90Christion Jones
WR31Riley Cooper
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3Chris Givens
TE1Owen Daniels
2Craig Stevens
3Scott Chandler
4Jim Dray
5Zach Sudfeld
6Dante Rosario
7Tony Moeaki
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9Michael Cooper
10Matthew Mulligan
11Gerald Christian
12Beau Gardner
13Matt Spaeth
14Kyle Miller
15Andrew Quarless
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24Orson Charles
25Rob Housler
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28Justice Cunningham
29Steve Maneri
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40Ryan Taylor
41Konrad Reuland
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45Anthony Denham
46Jake Murphy
47Rory Anderson
48Jay Rome
49Kivon Cartwright
50Jake McGee
51John Peters
52Tim Semisch
53J.P. Holtz
54Bryce Williams
55Braxton Deaver
56M.J. McFarland
57Clayton Echard
58Brandon Barden
59Kevin Greene
60Gerell Robinson
61Arthur Lynch
62Dan Light
63Jack Tabb
64Jordan Thompson
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3Takoby Cofield
4Dallas Thomas
5Micah Hatchie
6Jason Fox
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8Charles Brown
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10Reid Fragel
11Colin Kelly
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14Rob Crisp
15Justin Renfrow
16David Foucault
17Cody Booth
18Carter Bykowski
19Andrew McDonald
20David Hedelin
21Taylor Fallin
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23Matt Feiler
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25Vince Kowalski
26Lars Hanson
27Garry Williams
28Cameron Jefferson
29Jordan Swindle
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5Martin Wallace
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9Clay DeBord
10Cyril Richardson
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24Oni Omoile
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26Matthew Masifilo
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28Ben Clarke
29Ross Burbank
30Brian De La Puente
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25Boston Stiverson
26Zach Sterup
27Terran Vaughn
28Donovan Williams
29Blake Muir
30Alex Balducci
31Michael Liedtke
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33Jarvis Harrison
34Mike McQueen
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13Zeth Ramsay
14Marquis Lucas
15Justin Murray
16Ryan Mack
17Aaron Epps
18Torian White
19Lamar Holmes
20Luke Marquardt
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