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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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Robert Griffin III
3Ryan Lindley
4Luke McCown
5Josh Freeman
6Phillip Sims
7Bryan Bennett
8Ryan Williams
9Charlie Whitehurst
10Johnny Manziel
11Jerrod Johnson
12G.J. Kinne
13Austin Davis
14Aaron Murray
15Brad Sorensen
16Seth Lobato
17Tim Tebow
18Dan LeFevour
19Jay Cutler
20Pat Devlin
21McLeod Bethel-Thompson
22Matt Blanchard
23Dylan Thompson
24Cody Fajardo
25Shane Carden
26Griffin Neal
27Marquise Williams
28Max Wittek
29Joe Licata
30Sean Renfree
31Zach Mettenberger
32R.J. Archer
33Austin Trainor
34Jerry Lovelocke
35Chandler Harnish
36Chase Rettig
37Keith Wenning
38Jake Waters
39Dalyn Williams
RB1Christine Michael
2Joseph Randle
3James Starks
4John Crockett
5Rashad Jennings
6Joique Bell
7Alonzo Harris
8Karlos Williams
9Jhurell Pressley
10Dominique Williams
11LaMichael James
12Khiry Robinson
13Toby Gerhart
14Anthony Dixon
15DuJuan Harris
16Darrin Reaves
17Josh Harris
18Brandon Ross
19Zac Stacy
20Stevan Ridley
21Brandon Burks
22Michael Dyer
23Glenn Winston
24Keshawn Hill
25LaVance Taylor
26Brandon Brown-Dukes
27Jahwan Edwards
28Ross Scheuerman
29Kenneth Harper
30Jawon Chisholm
31Zac Brooks
32Jerome Smith
33Isaiah Pead
34Dan Herron
35Daryl Richardson
36Jeremy Stewart
37Tyler Gaffney
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
2James Starks
3Rashad Jennings
FB1Henry Hynoski
2Ryan Mueller
3Joe Don Duncan
4Andrew Bonnet
5Erik Lorig
6Will Johnson
7Emil Igwenagu
8Jorvorskie Lane
9Brandon Cottom
10James Casey
11Paul Lasike
12Blake Renaud
13John Conner
14Devon Johnson
15Alstevis Squirewell
16Zach Boren
17Kiero Small
18J.C. Copeland
19Joey Iosefa
20Jordan Campbell
21Will Ratelle
22Patrick Skov
23Chris Swain
24Nikita Whitlock
25Trey Millard
26Brad Smelley
27Sam Bergen
28Sione Houma
29Malcolm Johnson
WR11Marcus Easley
2Jerome Simpson
3Greg Jennings
4Marques Colston
5Dwayne Bowe
6James Jones
7Josh Morgan
8Stevie Johnson
9Hakeem Nicks
10Jacoby Ford
11Eddie Royal
12Douglas McNeil
13Preston Parker
14Greg Little
15Kris Durham
16Kyle Prater
17Tyler Davis
18Greg Salas
19Miles Austin
20Kain Colter
21DeAndre Reaves
22Armon Binns
23Reggie Dunn
24Nick Harwell
25Ben Edwards
26Tevin Jones
27Carlton Mitchell
28Issac Blakeney
29Kenny Cook
30Joshua Stangby
31Jaxon Shipley
32Nate Washington
33Andrew Turzilli
34Zach D'Orazio
35Kenzel Doe
36Jared Dangerfield
37T.J. Graham
38Damaris Johnson
39Robert Herron
40Shaq Evans
41Solomon Patton
42Josh Lenz
43Eric Rogers
44Ricky Collins
45Tevin Reese
46Damian Williams
47Marlon Moore
48Corey Washington
49L'Damian Washington
50Duke Williams
51Josh Harper
52Rasheed Bailey
53Josh Stewart
54Travis Labhart
55Donatella Luckett
56Jarrett Boykin
57Lance Lewis
58Joseph Anderson
59Dennis Parks
60Quinshad Davis
61Rashaun Simonise
62Reece Horn
63Jerome Lane
64Tyler Murphy
65Marquez Clark
66Chandler Worthy
67David Porter
68Richard Mullaney
69Ezell Ruffin
70DaVaris Daniels
71Jeff Beathard
72Tyler McDonald
WR21Andrew Hawkins
2Roddy White
3Brian Hartline
4Riley Cooper
5Victor Cruz
6Ace Sanders
7Denarius Moore
8Chris Givens
9Marcus Thigpen
10Ryan Whalen
11Joe Morgan
12A.J. Jenkins
13Griff Whalen
14Emory Blake
15Kevin Smith
16R.J. Harris
17Austin Pettis
18Jacoby Jones
19Nathan Palmer
20Onterio McCalebb
21Ryan Broyles
22Andre Debose
23Mike Brown
24Shakim Phillips
25Tandon Doss
26DeVier Posey
27Devon Wylie
28Mike Williams
29Reggie Bell
30Milton Williams III
31Chris Harper
32Amir Carlisle
33Valdez Showers
34Jimmie Hunt
35Devante Davis
36Jay Lee
37Phil Bates
38Michael Preston
39Clyde Gates
40Isiah Ferguson
41Daniel Rodriguez
42A.J. Cruz
43James Butler
44Antwan Goodley
45Kadron Boone
46Ryan Lankford
47Marcus Harris
48Juron Criner
49Stephen Hill
50Kashif Moore
51Kenbrell Thompkins
52Saalim Hakim
53Durron Neal
54David Glidden
55Kieran Duncan
56Jarvis Turner
57T.J. Thorpe
58Michael Bennett
59Paul Browning
60Austin Willis
61Andre Davis
62Demetrius Wilson
63Josh Reese
64DiAndre Campbell
65Trevor Harman
66Tom Nelson
67Leonard Hankerson
68Trindon Holliday
69K.J. Maye
70Levi Norwood
71Tony Washington
72Christion Jones
73Dres Anderson
74Ed Williams
75Danny Anthrop
76Marken Michel
77Chris King
WR31Victor Cruz
2Riley Cooper
3Marques Colston
4Chris Givens
TE1Gary Barnidge
2Owen Daniels
3Scott Chandler
4Craig Stevens
5Ladarius Green
6Tony Moeaki
7Dante Rosario
8Brandon Bostick
9Zach Sudfeld
10Andrew Quarless
11Matt Spaeth
12Kyle Miller
13Mickey Shuler
14Michael Cooper
15Beau Gardner
16Nic Jacobs
17Chase Ford
18Dominique Jones
19Bruce Miller
20Richard Gordon
21Nick Kasa
22Chase Dixon
23Orson Charles
24Cameron Clear
25Gerald Christian
26Casey Pierce
27Mike McFarland
28Bryce Williams
29D.J. Williams
30Chase Coffman
31Rob Blanchflower
32Jacob Maxwell
33Steve Maneri
34David Paulson
35Justice Cunningham
36Kevin Greene
37Jake Stoneburner
38Gerell Robinson
39Brandon Barden
40Jake Murphy
41Rory Anderson
42Adrien Robinson
43Ryan Taylor
44Konrad Reuland
45Brett Brackett
46Michael Egnew
47Braxton Deaver
48M.J. McFarland
49Clayton Echard
50John Peters
51Jay Rome
52Kivon Cartwright
53Gannon Sinclair
54Rob Housler
55Jordan Thompson
56Arthur Lynch
57Dan Light
58Jack Tabb
LT1Ryan Clady
2King Dunlap
3Eugene Monroe
4Charles Brown
5Cameron Bradfield
6Carter Bykowski
7Martin Wallace
8Rob Crisp
9Jason Fox
10Tyson Chandler
11Kyle Roberts
12Micah Hatchie
13Takoby Cofield
14Jordan Rigsbee
15Taylor Fallin
16John Weidenaar
17Vince Kowalski
18Garry Williams
19David Hedelin
20Lars Hanson
21Donald Hawkins
22Collin Buchanan
23Cody Booth
24Justin Renfrow
25David Foucault
26Andrew McDonald
27Jordan Swindle
LG1Orlando Franklin
2Ben Grubbs
3David Arkin
4Edawn Coughman
5Ryan Seymour
6Ben Heenan
7Antoine Everett
8Sam Brenner
9Mackenzy Bernadeau
10Alex Cooper
11Darren Keyton
12Tanner Hawkinson
13Collin Rahrig
14Vi Teofilo
15Jake Bernstein
16Adrian Bellard
17Lene Maiava
18Jamison Lalk
19Al Bond
20Chris Watt
21Brian Folkerts
22Matthew Masifilo
23Pearce Slater
24Garrick Mayweather
C1Nick Mangold
2Manuel Ramirez
3Julian Vandervelde
4Mitchell Bell
5Marcus Henry
6Fernando Velasco
7Jacques McClendon
8Drew Nowak
9Garth Gerhart
10Barrett Jones
11Dalton Freeman
12Ben Clarke
13Ross Burbank
14Brian De La Puente
15Greg Van Roten
16Ben Gottschalk
17Dillon Farrell
18Quinton Schooley
19Robert Kugler
20Braxston Cave
21Reese Dismukes
RG1Todd Herremans
2Louis Vasquez
3Geoff Schwartz
4Garrett Gilkey
5Darrion Weems
6Leon Brown
7Paul Fanaika
8Tre' Jackson
9Hugh Thornton
10Jared Smith
11Cyril Lemon
12Kitt O'Brien
13Tyler Johnstone
14Shahbaz Ahmed
15Trip Thurman
16Alvin Bailey
17Adam Replogle
18Malcolm Bunche
19Ryker Mathews
20Boston Stiverson
21Terran Vaughn
22Donovan Williams
23Antoine McClain
24Mike McQueen
RT1J'Marcus Webb
2Erik Pears
3Adrian Bellard
4Sebastian Vollmer
5Tayo Fabuluje
6Mitchell Van Dyk
7Patrick Miller
8Darryl Baldwin
9Isiah Cage
10Nick Ritcher
11Lamar Holmes
12Michael Williams
13Luke Marquardt
14Colin Kelly
15Pierce Burton
16Kona Schwenke
17Zeth Ramsay
18Ryan Mack
19Torian White
20Marquis Lucas
K1Mike Nugent
2Josh Brown
3Travis Coons
4Dan Carpenter
5John Lunsford
6Jaden Oberkrom
7Justin Manton
8Corey Acosta
9Marshall Morgan
10Andrew Furney
11Carey Spear
12Billy Cundiff
13Shaun Suisham
14Brandon Bogotay
15Zach Hocker
16Kyle Brindza
17Taylor Bertolet
18Brad Craddock
19Devon Bell
20Shayne Graham
21Brett Maher
22Tom Obarski
23Ty Long