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Top Ito Smith News

  • Ito Smith: Waived by Dallas

    Smith has been waived by the Cowboys.

    Smith signed a future/reserve contract with the Cowboys in January. He saw action for the team in Week 18 and finished with one carry for four yards and a touchdown. It was his first carry in nearly a year. He will now look for a new destination.

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  • Ito Smith: Sticking with Cowboys

    Smith signed a future/reserve contract with the Cowboys on Monday.

    Smith signed with Dallas' practice squad Dec. 8 after spending time on the Cardinals' and Vikings' rosters during the preseason. The fourth-year back was elevated to the Cowboys' active roster once in Week 18 while Tony Pollard was out due to a foot injury. He finished the game with one carry for four yards and a touchdown on his first NFL carry since Week 17 of 2020.

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  • Ito Smith: Shifts back to practice squad

    Smith reverted to the Cowboys' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    Smith was active for the first time this season in Dallas' regular-season finale due to the absence of Tony Pollard (foot). He earned only one carry, but he made it count by plunging into the end zone from four yards away. Smith spent time with the Vikings during training camp before joining the Cowboys' practice squad Dec. 8, and he'll hit free agency at the close of the campaign.

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  • Cowboys' Ito Smith: Elevated from practice squad

    The Cowboys elevated Smith from their practice squad Saturday.

    Smith joined the Cowboys' practice squad in early December and will provide additional depth in the backfield since Tony Pollard (foot) has been ruled out. Smith appeared in 14 games with Atlanta last year but hasn't yet made a regular-season appearance in 2021.

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  • Ito Smith: Joins Cowboys' practice squad

    Dallas signed Smith to the practice squad Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Smith spent the last three seasons in Atlanta, where defensive coordinator Dan Quinn had been head coach. Now the veteran running back, who appeared in 14 games last season, will get a chance to operate as an emergency backfield option for Dallas.

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  • Ito Smith: Visits with Chargers

    Smith had a visit with the Chargers on Wednesday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

    It remains to be seen if the visit leads to an opportunity for Smith, be it on the main roster or the practice squad. Los Angeles has three running backs jostling for playing time behind Austin Ekeler, but none of Joshua Kelley, Justin Jackson nor Larry Rountree have managed to grab the backup job by the horns.

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  • Ito Smith: Gets workout with Panthers

    Smith worked out with the Panthers on Friday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    Smith failed to make the Vikings' 53-man roster to begin the regular season, but he's had workouts with Washington and Carolina in September. The 26-year-old was one of four running backs who worked out for the Panthers on Friday after Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) exited Thursday's win over Houston.

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  • Ito Smith: Works out with Washington

    Smith had a tryout with Washington on Tuesday, independent NFL journalist Aaron Wilson reports.

    Smith spent time with both Arizona and Minnesota during camp and was unable to crack either season-opening roster. The 25-year-old had 63 carries for 268 yards and a touchdown while catching 17 passes for 75 yards in 14 games for the Falcons last season, and he continues to look for a new team.

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  • Ito Smith: Waived by Vikings

    The Vikings waived Smith on Saturday, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports.

    Smith was facing an uphill battle to make the roster, especially have just signed Aug. 23. The veteran's unimpressive performance in Saturday's preseason contest against the Chiefs sealed his fate, as Minnesota has quite a bit of depth at running back. With teams trimming their rosters down to 53 players ahead of the regular season, Smith may be running out of options to sign elsewhere.

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  • Vikings' Ito Smith: Limited to 35 yards on 11 touches

    Smith took 10 carries for 27 yards and caught one pass for eight yards in Friday's preseason loss to Kansas City.

    Waived by the Falcons in April and the Cardinals in August, Smith came to Minnesota as a long shot to earn a Week 1 roster spot. It now appears even more unlikely after undrafted rookie A.J. Rose capped off his big preseason with a pair of touchdowns Friday night. Rose himself may not even make the team, as Minnesota also has Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattison (undisclosed), rookie fourth-round pick Kene Nwangwu (knee) and special teamer Ameer Abdullah.

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  • Vikings' Ito Smith: Signs in Minnesota

    The Vikings signed Smith on Monday, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.

    Smith had a brief stint with the Cardinals after having been let go by the Falcons back in April. He now will get a chance in Minnesota while Kene Nwangwu (knee) sits out the rest of the preseason due to injury. A.J. Rose and Smith look to be in competition for the No. 5 backfield role.

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  • Ito Smith: Parts way with Cards

    The Cardinals waived Smith on Monday.

    Smith spent a little more than a week in Arizona and got on the field in the team's preseason opener Friday against the Cowboys, earning six snaps on offense on his way to two carries for six yards. With James Conner (toe) back from the reserve/COVID-19 list and Eno Benjamin impressing against Dallas (five carries for 50 yards and one TD), the Cards have decided to part ways with Smith.

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  • Cardinals' Ito Smith: Sees first action as Cardinal

    Smith gained six yards on two carries in Friday's preseason win over the Cowboys.

    Having only signed with Arizona in the last week, Smith didn't get on the field until late in the fourth quarter, gaining 11 yards on his first tote but then losing five on his second carry. The former Falcon is expected to fill a depth role in the backfield behind Chase Edmonds and James Conner (COVID-19 list/toe), a role that could lead to some regular-season volume given Conner's injury history, but second-year back Eno Benjamin had a big game Friday and could wind up being a serious obstacle to Smith securing the No. 3 spot on the depth chart.

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  • Cardinals' Ito Smith: Joins Arizona

    Smith signed a contract with the Cardinals on Saturday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official sitereports.

    It was somewhat surprising to see Smith without a team throughout the entire offseason after being waived by the Falcons back in April, but this ends up being a nice landing spot with the unproven Chase Edmonds and injury-prone James Conner (toe) atop the depth chart. The 25-year-old has essentially been a depth piece throughout his first three years in the league, playing more than 150 snaps every season while simultaneously never exceeding more than 310 in a given campaign, and it's hard to imagine that status changing much in Arizona. Smith has averaged over four yards a carry each of the past two seasons with the Falcons, but he's hardly known as a burner considering he's recorded just two carries of 20-plus yards across 175 totes.

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  • Ito Smith: Let go by Falcons

    The Falcons have waved Smith.

    The move comes in the wake of the team's signing of the versatile Cordarrelle Patterson and quite possibly foreshadows the addition of a second or third-round running back in the upcoming NFL Draft, per Tori McElhaney of The Athletic. Smith finished the 2020 campaign -- his third with the Falcons -- with 268 rushing yards and one TD in 63 rushing attempts, to go along with 75 receiving yards on 17 catches. The 25-year-old now will look to catch on elsewhere as a depth back.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Mobile, AL
Age: 28
School: So. Miss
Experience: 4