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Quanterus Smith | Defensive Lineman | #79

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 255
College: Western Kentucky
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 5 (146) / DEN
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Lions signed DE Quanterus Smith.
Smith, 27 in November, was a 2013 fifth-round pick by the Broncos and came to fame when he bullied Alabama OT D.J. Fluker several times for sacks when Smith's Western Kentucky squad travelled to Tuscaloosa in 2012. Smith hasn't been able to get on the field since entering the NFL. Wed, Jul 20, 2016 02:36:00 PM

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Broncos waived DE Quanterus Smith with a failed physical designation.

Smith served as DeMarcus Ware's backup last season, recording 11 tackles and zero sacks. He ended the year on injured reserve due to a knee injury and was likely to lose his roster spot to Shaq Barrett this year.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 10:43:00 AM

Broncos placed DE Quanterus Smith (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Smith was already ruled out for the Divisional Round and will be shut down for the rest of the playoffs. He appeared in 15 games as a reserve defensive lineman, finishing with 11 tackles. The Broncos promoted LB Shaq Barrett from the practice squad in a corresponding move.
Sat, Jan 10, 2015 04:35:00 PM

Broncos DC Jack Del Rio said second-year DE Quanterus Smith (knee) is "moving around very well."

Smith is 18 months removed from a torn ACL and should be 100 percent healthy after "redshirting" on injured reserve as a rookie. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound speed rusher will push for snaps behind DeMarcus Ware and Derek Wolfe on obvious passing downs. Smith had 12.5 sacks as a senior before the injury.
Fri, May 23, 2014 11:11:00 AM

ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold says the team remains high on second-year DE Quanterus Smith.

Smith missed his rookie season as he recovered from a torn left ACL that he suffered in November 2012 at Western Kentucky. He had 12.5 sacks before the injury, with three of them coming against Alabama and D.J. Fluker. Smith should have an opportunity to earn a situational pass-rushing role in 2014.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Feb 19, 2014 07:46:00 PM

Broncos placed DE Quanterus Smith on injured reserve, ending his season.

Smith is still working his way back from tearing his left ACL in November. The fifth-round rookie will "redshirt" this season. Smith's recovery didn't progress as quickly as the Broncos hoped, and coach John Fox suggested Smith was "carrying his leg" through camp. Smith will compete for a roster spot again in 2014.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 03:32:00 PM

Broncos rookie DE Quanterus Smith (ACL surgery) was fully cleared for the start of training camp.

Smith took "regular turns through the defensive line rotation" on the first day of Broncos practice. His recovery was highly impressive after tearing his left ACL last November. Smith is a promising fifth-round pick out of Western Kentucky who shredded Alabama's offensive line for three sacks in a 2012 game.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 10:00:00 PM

Broncos fifth-round DE Quanterus Smith (torn ACL) has been participating in individual and positional drills at OTAs this week.

Smith isn't even six-and-a-half months shy of tearing his left ACL. "When I’m done doing the drills I feel good," Smith said. "I don’t feel all the way normal but I still have another month-and-a-half to get ready. Everything feels good. I don’t feel like I’m babysitting it too much." Smith plans to be ready for team drills once training camp rolls around in late July.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 04:34:00 PM

Broncos signed No. 146 overall pick DE Quanterus Smith to a four-year contract.

A potential fifth-round steal because he's recovering from a November ACL tear, Smith flashed edge-bending pass-rush ability and excellent technique while pacing the nation in sacks per game before his injury. Smith is sitting out rookie minicamp. He could wind up contributing late in the season as a rookie.
Fri, May 10, 2013 04:08:00 PM

Broncos rookie DE Quanterus Smith (ACL surgery) expects to be "full go" for the start of training camp.

Smith tore his left ACL on November 17 and spent the pre-draft process rehabbing. He was leading the nation in sacks pre-injury. A fifth-round pick out of Eastern Kentucky, Smith rushes the passer with bend and pro-ready technique. He could contribute in nickel and dime packages later on in the 2013 season.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, May 5, 2013 10:11:00 AM

Broncos coach John Fox has drafted three of the last four players to have at least three sacks in a game against Alabama.

Broncos fifth-round pick Quanterus Smith accomplished the feat last season, beating Crimson Tide RT D.J. Fluker for one sack and LT Cyrus Kouandjio for two. As Panthers coach, Fox selected Auburn’s Stanley McClover — three sacks against ‘Bama in 2005 — in the seventh round of the 2006 draft. Fox’s Panthers then selected Mississippi’s Greg Hardy — three sacks against ‘Bama in 2007 — in the sixth round of the 2010 draft. Utah’s Stevenson Sylvester was the remaining player to notch three sacks against Alabama. The Steelers selected him in the fifth round of the 2010 draft.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, May 4, 2013 11:24:00 AM

Broncos selected Western Kentucky DE Quanterus Smith with the No. 146 overall pick.

Smith (6-foot-5, 250) was leading the NCAA in sacks (12.5) before tearing his left ACL on November 17. Three came in Week 2 against the bullies on Alabama's offensive line, as Smith made D.J. Fluker look silly a few times. Smith's pre-draft stock was still silent because he couldn't work out for teams. He figures to "redshirt" his first NFL season, but could pay off as pass-rush help in 2014. Smith could fill the old Elvis Dumervil role at right end in two seasons.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 02:38:00 PM

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