|Date of Birth||3/18/1990|
|Height, Weight||6'2", 260 lbs|
|1||Week 3 will show whether the Buccaneers are the real deal this season|
|2||Report: No structural damage in left knee, no setback for Sam Bradford|
|3||Each team's player with most to prove in NFL Week 3|
|4||Report: Sam Bradford not expected to play in Week 3|
|5||Every NFL team’s key role player|
Smith (illness) will not play Week 3 against the Vikings, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Smith did not make the trip to Minnesota after being listed as doubtful on Friday's injury report. He was hoping to return this week after missing all of preseason and the final 15 games of 2016 while recovering from a torn ACL.
Smith (illness) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Smith is battling the flu along with defensive tackle Chris Baker, who is also listed as doubtful. Smith has a minimal role on defense and was a healthy scratch for Week 2, but with Baker also unlikely to play, the Buccaneers' depth on the defensive line could be tested against the Vikings.
Smith won't play in the Buccaneers' Week 2 tilt against the Bears, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Smith's inactive status is due to the lack of injuries on the Tampa Bay roster. He's likely near the bottom of the depth chart and won't see much action unless injuries force him up the ladder in the coming weeks.
Smith (knee) was activated from the preseason PUP list to the 53-man roster and practiced Monday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
It was Smith's first time back on the field since enduring a setback in his recovery from the torn ACL he suffered in last year's season opener. Smith was participating in positional drills, which take place in the portion of practice open to the media once the regular-season schedule kicks in. The 27-year-old has racked up 13.5 sacks over 28 career games as a rotational pass rusher, a role he's slated to fill once again in 2017.