Keith Smith

Keith Smith

Running Back #41
Team: Las Vegas Raiders
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 230 lb.
College:San Jose State
Age:28
Born:April 8, 1992
Drafted:2014 / UDFA

Keith Smith: Agrees to three-year extension

Smith and the Falcons agreed to terms on a three-year extension Saturday.

Analysis: Smith is one of the few fullbacks remaining in the NFL, but he doesn't have to worry about finding a home through the 2022 campaign. The veteran doesn't contribute much in the box score, but he will pave the way for Devonta Freeman and the rest of Atlanta's backs.

March 14, 2020 1:37 PM EST

Keith Smith: Six touches for Falcons in 2019

Smith ran for eight yards on five carries and registered a 13-yard reception during his debut season with Atlanta.

Analysis: The former Cowboy and Raider was not granted a single goal-line carry during 2019, but he did account for five yards on his two red-zone rush attempts. Smith was one of the more highly utilized full backs in the NFL this season, ranking sixth at the position with 198 offensive snaps. Among qualified players Smith also placed as Pro Football Focus' eighth-best run-blocking FB, a surprisingly high mark given that Atlanta finished 30th in rush offense as a team. His one-year contract expires at the end of the league year, leaving the Falcons with a decision to make on the 27-year-old Smith.

January 5, 2020 1:29 PM EST

Keith Smith: Lands in Atlanta

Smith signed a one-year deal with the Falcons on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Smith was surprisingly let go by the Raiders over the weekend but didn't take long to find a new team. The 27-year-old had only one carry and five receptions in 16 games last season serving as a blocking fullback.

September 2, 2019 12:06 PM EST

Keith Smith: Resumes practicing

Smith (knee) practiced Tuesday and was removed from the Raiders' non-football injury list, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Smith is coming off a torn meniscus, and appears to be nearing a return to full health. The veteran fullback projects to play a key blocking role in Oakland's offense and contribute on special teams.

August 13, 2019 10:17 AM EST

Keith Smith: Placed on NFI list

Smith (knee) was placed on the Raiders' Non-Football Injury list Friday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Smith underwent surgery on his meniscus Wednesday after suffering an injury during a private workout. The 27-year-old is expected to be sidelined for multiple weeks and it's uncertain if he'll be ready for the start of the regular season.

July 26, 2019 4:21 PM EST

Keith Smith: Undergoes successful surgery

Smith (knee) underwent successful surgery on his meniscus Wednesday, Jimmy Durkin of the East Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Smith is expected to remain sidelined for multiple weeks, but there doesn't seem to be much concern that he'll miss out on any regular-season action. The fullback plays a key role in Oakland's offense as a blocker and special-teams contributor.

July 25, 2019 11:59 AM EST

Keith Smith: Sustains knee injury

Smith suffered a knee injury Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Smith is reportedly expected to miss multiple weeks, so the Raiders could opt to sign another fullback to take blocking reps in training camp as long as he remains sidelined. In 2018 Smith played 291 snaps on special teams and 163 snaps on offense, but recorded only one carry.

July 25, 2019 8:35 AM EST

Keith Smith: Gets rare reception in win

Smith hauled in his lone target for a one-yard gain Monday in the Raiders' 27-14 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: It was the fullback's first touch since Week 8, underscoring the lack of fantasy value he holds. Smith has tallied 74 total yards from scrimmage and has yet to reach the end zone across 62 career NFL games.

December 25, 2018 9:00 AM EST

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