NFC South Standings

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Top Ryan Smith News

  • Ryan Smith: Has suspension lifted

    The NFL lifted its suspension of Smith on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Smith was suspended for 14 games before the beginning of the season for using a banned substance to help with his rehab from a knee injury in 2021. His last full season was in 2020 with the Buccaneers when he registered four tackles in 16 games while playing exclusively on special teams.

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  • Ryan Smith: Gets suspended

    Smith was suspended by the NFL for 14 weeks Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    The veteran cornerback's suspension has to do with taking something on the league's list of banned substances while rehabbing from a knee injury in 2021. Smith appeared in 78 games for Tampa Bay and Los Angeles over his seven-year career, racking up 122 tackles, 12 pass deflections and four forced fumbles.

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  • Ryan Smith: Joins Indianapolis' practice squad

    The Colts signed Smith (knee) to the practice squad Tuesday.

    Smith ended last season on the Chargers' injured reserve after tearing his ACL, but he's healthy now and will look to carve out a role with the Colts. The 2016 fourth-round pick has operated mostly on special teams during his career.

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  • Chargers' Ryan Smith: Placed on IR

    Smith (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

    Smith's move to IR was expected since he recently sustained a torn ACL. The 28-year-old totaled five tackles (four solo) across four appearances in 2021.

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  • Chargers' Ryan Smith: Out for season

    Smith (knee) has a torn ACL, according to head coach Brandon Staley, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Smith has been a regular contributor on special teams since Week 5, when he returned from an undisclosed injury. He'll try to be ready for the 2022 season.

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  • Chargers' Ryan Smith: Activated Saturday

    Smith was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

    The cornerback will make his season debut Week 5 versus the Browns after nursing an undisclosed injury. He was signed this offseason after operating as a special teams player for the Buccaneers last season.

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  • Chargers' Ryan Smith: Designated to return

    Smith (undisclosed) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Smith signed with the Chargers this offseason after spending five years in Tampa Bay. He's nearing a return, as he can now practice with the team and must be activated within 21 days. Smith has a career-high of 63 tackles in a season and also has one interception as a pro.

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  • Chargers' Ryan Smith: Lands on IR

    The Chargers placed Smith (undisclosed) on injured reserve Tuesday, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Smith dealt with a core muscle injury early in training camp and then spent time on the COVID-19 list, but his current health concern is unknown. The 28-year-old is eligible to return from IR after Week 3 of the regular season. The rookie Asante Samuel will likely step in as the primary backup behind Chris Harris and Michael Davis while Smith is sidelined.

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  • Chargers' Ryan Smith: Activated by Chargers

    Smith was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

    Smith was away from the team for two weeks due to the league's health and safety protocols, but he'll have just over a week to prepare for Week 1 against Washington. Although the cornerback dealt with a core muscle injury early in camp, he should play a depth role to begin the season, assuming he's fully healthy.

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  • Chargers' Ryan Smith: Placed on COVID-19 list

    Smith was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

    Smith has been dealing with a core muscle injury recently that forced him to miss Saturday's preseason opener against the Rams, and he'll now have to spend some time away from the team due to the league's health and safety protocols. It's not yet clear whether the 2016 fourth-rounder has tested positive for COVID-19, but he'll likely miss Sunday's exhibition matchup against the 49ers.

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  • Chargers' Ryan Smith: Misses Wednesday's practice

    Smith didn't participate in Wednesday's practice due to a core muscle injury, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    The severity of Smith's injury isn't yet known, and the team hasn't indicated whether he'll suit up for Saturday's preseason opener against the Rams. If he returns to health in time for the regular season, the 2016 fourth-rounder will likely spend most of his time on special teams.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 189 lbs
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany
Age: 30
School: NC Central
Experience: 7