4 years ago

Pewter Report doesn't project RB Michael Smith to make the Bucs' final roster.

It's obviously way too early for this kind of stuff -- the Bucs haven't even played a single preseason game. But Scott Reynolds of Pewter Report has Tampa Bay keeping Peyton Hillis as the No. 4 running back behind starter Doug Martin, Brian Leonard, and rookie Mike James. The Tampa Bay Times projected Smith to be the direct backup to Martin last month, so there's plenty to be sorted out. It's a big preseason for last year's seventh-round pick.