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Chris Smith | Defensive Lineman | #50

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/11/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 266
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 5 (159) / JAC
Contract: view contract details

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Browns signed DE Chris Smith, formerly of the Bengals, to a three-year, $14 million contract.
After three years of light use in Jacksonville, Smith played a career-high 401 snaps last season, notching three sacks. Smith tested as an athletic freak in 2014, and the Browns are betting he will continue to tap into it after finally being given the opportunity last year. Smith turned 26 in February. He's an expensive but intriguing flier for a team that can afford it. Mar 13 - 4:10 PM

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Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports free agent DE Chris Smith "is expected to have a lot of interest" when the market opens next week.

It won't be as a starter. Smith was acquired from the Jaguars around this time last year and played 401 rotational snaps for Cincinnati last season, recording three sacks. The former fifth-rounder has 7.5 career sacks across 35 appearances. Smith tested really well athletically at the Combine in 2014.
Mar 6 - 10:11 PM

Bengals acquired DE Chris Smith from the Jaguars in exchange for a 2018 conditional draft pick.

The 2018 pick likely is contingent on Smith making the roster. A fifth-round pick in 2014, Smith has the athletic profile of an edge rusher, but he has just 4.5 sacks in 19 career appearances. Still, he is a nice flier for a team in need of pass rushers.
Tue, Apr 11, 2017 11:24:00 AM

Jaguars waived DE Chris Smith.

With S Johnathan Cyprien out, the move makes room for another defensive back on the active roster. Smith will likely land on the Jags' practice squad if he passes through waivers.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 12:28:00 PM

The Florida Times Union expects fifth-round DE Chris Smith to make a year-one impact on defense.

Smith will likely only be on the field in surefire passing situations, as he struggled against the run in college. But he has ideal length (34 1/8-inch arms) and athleticism (37-inch vertical) to contribute immediately as a sub-package pass rusher. With Jason Babin released earlier in the offseason, Smith will see action behind pass rushers Andre Branch and Chris Clemons at the LEO spot.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 03:56:00 PM

Jaguars signed fifth-round DE Chris Smith to a four-year contract.

Smith projects as a LEO rusher in Jacksonville. The Arkansas product brings a relentless motor and above-average athleticism. Smith will compete with Andre Branch, Chris Clemons, and Jason Babin for snaps this summer.
Wed, May 21, 2014 03:58:00 PM

Jaguars selected Arkansas DE Chris Smith with the No. 159 overall pick in the 2014 draft.

Smith (6-foot-1, 266) was a second-team All-SEC selection by the conference's coaches as a senior, and finished his career with 21.5 sacks. He ran 4.71 at the Combine with a 37-inch vertical and 10-foot-1 broad jump, demonstrating intriguing athletic tools. Smith is a classic speed rusher with a relentless motor. He has arm length (34 1/8") to separate from would-be blockers, but needs to improve versus the run. Smith has starting-caliber attributes, and will likely focus on the LEO rusher spot with the Jags.
Sat, May 10, 2014 02:55:00 PM

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