Antone Smith
RB CHI (9)
8 months ago

Smith is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Ka'Deem Carey (concussion) cleared to return this week, Smith will drop down to the fourth spot on the Bears' running back depth chart, leaving him out of the mix to see the field.

Antone Smith
RB CHI (9)
9 months ago

Smith is inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith was first added to the Bears' roster this week after Jacquizz Rodgers (arm) landed on IR, so it's no surprise he'll sit out Sunday as he looks to familiarize himself with the playbook. He'll have a greater chance to crack the Bears' active lineup in the weeks to come.

Antone Smith
RB CHI (9)
9 months ago

Smith signed with the Bears on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Smith's signing in Chicago comes in wake of Jacquizz Rodgers suffering a fractured arm during Sunday's game against the Chiefs. After an explosive start to last season, Smith suffered a broken leg of his own and was released with an injury settlement from the Falcons ahead of the current campaign. Now, Smith will have an opportunity to earn touches as a reserve runner in the Bears' backfield for the remainder of this season.

Antone Smith
RB CHI (9)
11 months ago

Smith (hamstring) agreed to an injury settlement with the Falcons, making him a free agent, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.

EDGE Analysis

Known for his excellent quickness and big-play ability, Smith scored five touchdowns of 38 or more yards last season, despite recording only 36 touches. He then went out for the season with a broken leg in November, and it's possible he hasn't quite regained all of his speed. Still, this seems like an odd decision by the Falcons, even if the team is high on Terron Ward.

Antone Smith
RB CHI (9)
11 months ago

Smith (hamstring) will either be released with an injury settlement or placed on injured reserve, ABC Atlanta's Zach Klein reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith was never talked up for potentially taking on a significant workload, but it was generally assumed he'd stick around to play a few snaps per game in a change-of-pace role. He should draw interest around the league once he's healthy, as he's been remarkably productive on very limited touches to this point in his career. Smith is one of the NFL's fastest running backs, but he's also one of the smallest.

Antone Smith
RB CHI (9)
1 year ago

Smith (leg) returned to practice Tuesday, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.

Smith wasn't quite ready for the start of OTAs, but it ultimately won't matter that he missed the first week. Prior to breaking his leg in November, he showed off impressive big-play ability last season, incredibly recording five touchdowns of 38 or more yards on just 36 touches. While there was obviously an aspect of flukiness involved, Smith does have top-notch speed and quickness, along with above-average agility. The Falcons' backfield competition is expected to center around Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, but Smith could earn some kind of smaller role in the offense.

Antone Smith
RB CHI (9)
1 year ago

Smith said his leg is recovering well, but it doesn't appear that he'll be cleared by the time organized team activities begin Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Smith suffered a broken leg back in November while covering a punt against the Panthers. He hopes to play a bigger role as a running back this season, especially now that Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers are no longer with the team. Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are expected to begin the season ahead of Smith on the depth chart, but a good preseason could boost his stock.

Antone Smith
RB CHI (9)
1 year ago

The Falcons have re-signed Smith.

Smith, who is coming back from a fractured leg that he suffered on Nov. 16, has displayed big-play ability for the Falcons in limited duty over the past couple of seasons. Assuming he re-proves his health, he'll look to carve out a role this coming season in an Atlanta backfield that no longer features Steven Jackson.

Antone Smith
RB CHI (9)
2 years ago

Smith is out for the season with a broken leg.

Smith is thus slated to be placed on injured reserve and while he hasn't many touches of late, the Falcons' backfield will miss the big-play ability the 29-year-old displayed at times this season.

Antone Smith
RB CHI (9)
2 years ago

Smith (knee) will have an MRI on Monday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Considering that he was spotted leaving the locker room on crutches Sunday, Smith may be facing a lengthy absence barring some unexpected good news as further tests are performed.