Rotowire: Mar 7 / 1:10p ET
News: Smith (knee) was tendered a contract by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: The deal gives the Buccaneers refusal rights only, which essentially means if Smith receives an offer from another team, the Buccaneers have the right to match and keep the defensive end. However, if he does leave, the Buccaneers do not receive any draft-pick compensation. The 26-year-old's season ended abruptly after he suffered a torn ACL during Tampa Bay's Week 1 win over the Falcons. Look for more updates on his road to recovery to come throughout the offseason.