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Jets' Tanzel Smart: Signs new deal with New York
Smart signed a reserve/future contract with the Jets on Tuesday, Ethan Greenberg of the team's official website reports.
Smart went back and forth between the Jets' active roster and their practice squad throughout the 2023 campaign, recording two tackles while appearing in four contests. He'll now have another shot at carving out a permanent spot on the team's active roster in 2024.... See More ... See Less
Tanzel Smart: Goes to practice squad IR
The Jets placed Smart (undisclosed) on their practice squad injured list Tuesday, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.
It's not clear what his injury is, but the move points to Smart probably being done for the rest of the season. Through four games this year, he's recorded two tackles (one solo) on 60 defensive snaps.... See More ... See Less
Tanzel Smart: Gets waived Monday
The Jets waived Smart on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
The 29-year-old appeared in three games this season and has spent parts of the last four years with the Jets after spending his first three seasons with the Rams. Smart has 40 games of NFL experience under his belt.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Tanzel Smart: Active roster bound
The Jets signed Smart to their active roster Saturday.
The veteran defensive tackle has bounced back and forth between the Jets' active roster and practice squad, and he's now in line to make his third appearance of the year Sunday. Over the course of his five-year NFL career, Smart has tallied 30 total tackles and one pass deflection.... See More ... See Less
Tanzel Smart: Won't make 53-man roster
Smart (shoulder) was released by the Jets on Tuesday.
The veteran defensive tackle suffered a shoulder injury during New York's preseason finale against the Giants, but it seems as he's now moved past the issue after being released without an injury designation. Smart has appeared in 37 games throughout his five-year career with the Rams and Jets, recording 29 total tackles... See More ... See Less
Jets' Tanzel Smart: Leaves Saturday's game
Smart sustained a shoulder injury during Saturday's preseason game against the Giants and his return is questionable, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Smart had one tackle for the game before exiting. Cimini believes Smart is a bubble player and could be on the outside looking in as the Jets finalize their 53-man roster for the 2023 season.... See More ... See Less
Tanzel Smart: Back from PS COVID list
Smart (undisclosed) was reinstated to the Jets' practice squad from the practice squad COVID-19 list Wednesday, Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site reports.
Smart has two chances left to make his season debut for the Jets, and he's eligible to be elevated from the practice squad now that he has cleared the COVID-19 protocol.... See More ... See Less
Tanzel Smart: Shifts to COVID list
The Jets placed Smart (undisclosed) on the practice squad COVID-19 list Monday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Smart logged three appearances with the Jets in 2020, but he hasn't yet suited up for a single game this season. Cornerback Lamar Jackson (undisclosed) was also moved to the practice squad COVID-19 list Monday.... See More ... See Less
Tanzel Smart: Fails to make roster
Smart was cut by the Bills on Saturday, Ryan Talbot of New York Upstate reports.
Smart latched on with the Bills this past month after he was let go by the Rams this offseason. In 13 games with the Rams in 2019, Smart logged seven tackles (two solo) and 174 defensive snaps. He'll seek to earn a similar depth role for another squad elsewhere around the league.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Tanzel Smart: Heads to Buffalo
Smart signed a contract with the Bills on Sunday, Maddy Glab of the team's official site reports.
The Rams drafted Smart in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, and the defensive tackle was deployed in a reserve role over three seasons. He compiled 21 tackles and a pass breakup over 31 games. He'll seek a similar role with the Bills, but he'll have a tough battle behind one of the league's top defensive lines.... See More ... See Less
Tanzel Smart: Cut by Rams
Smart has been waived by the Rams, NFL.com reports.
Smart was taken by the Rams in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He suited up for 13 games in 2019 but only accumulated seven tackles (two solo) during that time. The 25-year-old will now have to set his sights on a new opportunity.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Tanzel Smart: Won't suit up Sunday
Smart (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
This will be Smart's third time as a healthy scratch this year, as the Rams will roll out five healthy defensive linemen in their 3-4 defense. Smart has compiled six tackles (one solo) through nine games he's played.... See More ... See Less
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