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Top Elerson G. Smith News

  • Elerson Smith: Tries out with Birds

    Smith tried out with Philadelphia on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    After being waived by the Giants back in July, Smith is now looking to earn a chance with their division rival. Because they recently placed 2022 third-rounder Nakobe Dean on IR, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Eagles try to add some depth at linebacker soon.

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  • Elerson Smith: Let go from IR

    The Giants waived Smith (Achilles) from injured reserve with an injury settlement Saturday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.

    Smith ended the 2022 season on IR after he underwent surgery to address a bone spur in his Achilles/heel in mid-December. The 25-year-old was then waived with an injury designation by the Giants on Tuesday, and he reverted to IR after going unclaimed on waivers. Smith will now likely look to catch on with a new team once fully healthy again.

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  • Giants' Elerson Smith: Reverts to injured reserve

    Smith (Achilles) reverted to injured reserve Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Smith, who ended last season on IR with the same Achilles injury, was waived with an injury designation Tuesday. The 2021 fourth-round pick went unclaimed and has reverted back to the Giants' IR, where he'll be forced to stay for the entire 2023 campaign barring an injury settlement with the team.

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  • Elerson Smith: Let go Tuesday

    Smith (Achilles) was waived with an injury designation Tuesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

    Smith ended last season on IR and had only appeared in 13 contests since being selected in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Assuming he goes unclaimed, the Northern Iowa product will revert to injured reserve, where he'll be forced to stay for the 2023 campaign unless he can reach an injury settlement with the Giants.

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  • Giants' Elerson Smith: Season over following IR placement

    Smith (Achilles) is slated to miss the rest of the 2022-23 season after being placed on injured reserve, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

    Smith is now set to receive season-ending surgery next week on a nagging bone spur by his Achilles/heel. The Giants have since signed Ryder Anderson from the practice squad to their active roster in a corresponding move, but Smith will now aim to make a full recovery heading into the 2023-24 campaign.

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  • Giants' Elerson Smith: Activated from injured reserve

    The Giants activated Smith (lower leg) from injured reserve Saturday, Matt Citak of the team's official site reports.

    Smith was designated to return from IR and returned to practice Wednesday, marking his first football action since suffering a lower-leg injury at the end of August. The Giants didn't waste any time adding the second-year linebacker to the active roster, so they presumably will get Smith involved during Sunday's matchup, though it's possible he operates primarily on special teams during his season debut.

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  • Giants' Elerson Smith: Returns to practice Wednesday

    Smith (lower leg) was designated to return from injured reserve and practiced Wednesday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

    Smith landed on injured reserve at the end of August due to a right leg injury he suffered during practice a few weeks earlier. The second-year linebacker will now have a 21-day window to be added to the active roster, or he'll revert back to IR for the remainder of the 2022 campaign.

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  • Giants' Elerson Smith: Moved to IR

    Smith (lower leg) was placed on the Gaints' injured reserve Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.

    Smith has been sidelined since suffering a right leg injury during practice in mid-August, and he will now open the regular season on IR for the second-straight year. As a result, the 2021 fourth-round pick, who collected eight tackles over eight games during his rookie season, will be forced to sit out at least the first four games of the 2022 campaign.

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  • Giants' Elerson Smith: Out again Sunday

    Smith (lower leg) has been ruled out for Sunday's preseason finale against the Jets, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

    Smtih continues to battle a lower leg injury that he suffered a couple weeks ago. The extent of the injury remains unclear, but it's certainly something to monitor as the 2021 fourth-round pick appeared in just eight games last year before spending the remainder of the season on IR.

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  • Giants' Elerson Smith: Injures leg at practice Sunday

    Smith injured his right leg during Sunday's practice, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

    Smith limped off the field and eventually left practice with the Giants' athletic trainers. The extent of the injury remains unclear, but it's certainly something to monitor as the 2021 fourth-round pick appeared in just eight games last year before spending the remainder of the season on IR.

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  • Giants' Elerson Smith: Healthy again

    Smith (neck) was a participant in the Giants' recent OTAs, Mike Rosenstein of NJ.com reports.

    Smith finished last season on injured reserve after an initial IR stint due to a hamstring issue, and only competed in eight games. Going into his second season, Smith will work to earn a bigger role in the Giants' linebacking corps in 2022.

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  • Giants' Elerson Smith: Lands on IR

    The Giants placed Smith (neck) on injured reserve Wednesday.

    Smith's second stint on IR rules him out for Week 18's season finale against Washington. The 2021 fourth-round pick ends his rookie season with eight tackles (two solo) and one forced fumble across eight appearances.

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  • Giants' Elerson Smith: Activated Saturday

    Smith (hamstring) was activated from the designated to return list Saturday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

    Smith was the Giants' 2021 fourth-round selection and had been dealing with the hamstring issue since camp. After finally getting clearance, he'll look to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Raiders. Smith will likely provide depth in the Giants' linebacker group, mostly behind Azeez Ojulari.

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  • Giants' Elerson Smith: Designated for return from IR

    Smith (hamstring) has been designated to return from injured reserve, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports.

    Smith will now have three weeks of practice time before he has to be activated. Smith was the Giants' 2021 fourth-round selection and has yet to appear in a game for them this season due to the injury. The team's linebacker group has been hit with several injuries this season, so Smith may not have to wait long to move up the depth chart.

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  • Giants' Elerson Smith: Placed on IR

    The Giants placed Smith (hamstring) on injured reserve Wednesday, Michael Eisen of Giants.com reports.

    The 2021 fourth-round pick has been dealing with a hamstring issue for the majority of training camp and will begin his rookie season on injured reserve. He will be eligible to return to the active roster after Week 3 of the regular season.

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  • Giants' Elerson Smith: Misses practice Monday

    Smith (hamstring) was unable to practice Monday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

    The rookie is dealing with a hamstring injury, which is always tricky. However, the good news is that the injury is reportedly not serious. When Smith returns, he will likely be in a depth role on the Giants' linebacking corps.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 250 lbs
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
Age: 25
School: Northern Iowa
Experience: 3