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Falcons' Keith Smith: Signs new deal
The Falcons re-signed Smith on Monday, Greg Auman of Fox Sports reports.
Smith is now slated to stay put in Atlanta for at least one more year following Monday's transaction. The 30-year-old fullback is heading into his 10th NFL season and saw 246 offensive snaps and 261 special-teams snaps this past campaign.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Serves as blocker in '22
Smith finished the regular season with two yards on one carry and an eight-yard reception on two targets while playing in all 17 of the Falcons' games during the 2022 season.
In his fourth season with Atlanta, Smith once again saw a near-even split between offense and special-teams work. The fullback played 246 offensive snaps on the campaign, compared to 261 on special teams, where he served as a key member of Atlanta's coverage and return units. Smith is headed for unrestricted free agency this offseason, but the Falcons will presumably be interested in retaining him if head coach Arthur Smith continues to include a fullback as part of his offensive scheme in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Filling blocking role
Smith went without a carry or target while playing nine of the Falcons' 57 snaps on offense in Sunday's 19-13 loss to the Commanders.
The fullback has appeared in all 12 of the Falcons' games this season, but he continues to be utilized almost exclusively as a blocker on the limited occasions he takes the field with the offense. Both of his touches for the season -- a two-yard carry and an eight-yard reception -- came in a Week 6 win over the 49ers.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Totals 10 yards in win
Smith tallied one carry for two yards and reeled in his only target for eight yards during Sunday's 28-14 victory versus the 49ers.
Smith played 28 offensive snaps and garnered his first two touches of the campaign. The fullback remains irrelevant in standard fantasy leagues, but he is likely to see periodic touches in Arthur Smith's downhill running scheme.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Plays 24 offensive snaps in opener
Smith didn't record any counting stats during Sunday's 27-26 loss to the Saints.
Smith played 24 offensive snaps but failed to make his mark on the box score. Over the last three seasons in Atlanta, the veteran fullback has totaled 18 rushes for 46 yards while catching 21 passes for 128 yards. He figures to garner a similar workload in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Returns to practice
Smith (knee) practiced with the team Tuesday, Matt Urben of Falcons Wire reports.
Smith underwent knee surgery this offseason then missed part of camp due to the birth of his son. The 30-year-old veteran is headed into his fourth season with the Falcons and has no real competition at fullback on the current roster.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Rehabbing from offseason surgery
Smith underwent offseason knee surgery, but he's expected to be ready for training camp, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Smith appeared in all 17 games for the Falcons last year and finished with career highs in rushing attempts (nine) and rushing yards (31), while adding nine receptions for 56 yards. The veteran fullback hasn't missed a game since 2015 and has garnered a consistent role for Atlanta over the past three seasons.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Hauls in only target Sunday
Smith caught his only target for three yards during Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Saints.
Smith finished his third season in Atlanta with nine rushing attempts for 31 yards and nine receptions for 56 yards. The veteran fullback is under contract for one more season, so he's expected to return with a similar role during the 2022 season.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Two catches in win
Smith caught both of his targets for 16 yards during Sunday's 21-14 win over the Jaguars.
Smith continues to have a marginal role in Atlanta's offense, totaling seven touches for 40 yards over his last three games. However, barring a touchdown, Smith will likely remain unplayable in standard formats.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Four touches in Week 11
Smith ran three times for eight yards and caught his only target for 11 yards during Thursday's 25-0 loss to the Patriots.
With Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) out, Smith saw multiple rushing attempts for the first time since Week 2. On the season, the fullback has appeared in every game, totaling nine carries for 31 yards (career-high) and five receptions for 35 yards. Barring a touchdown, Smith will likely remain unplayable in standard formats.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Records five touches Week 1
Smith ran two times for 13 yards and caught all three of his targets for 18 yards during Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
During Smith's seven years in the league he amassed 20 total rushing yards, but he started out his eighth season with a career-high 13 rushing yards in Week 1. He also finished fifth on the team in receiving. While Smith's career-high performance was exciting, his fantasy value is certainly limited and he will be a touchdown-dependent streaming option moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Logs 15 touches in 2020
Smith, who went without a rush attempt or a target during Sunday's 44-27 loss to the Buccaneers, concluded the 2020 season with 11 receptions (on 15 targets) for 59 yards and four carries for seven yards.
The 28-year-old ranked fifth in the NFL in total snaps among fullbacks, setting a career high with his 15 offensive touches during the 2020 campaign. Smith has been one of the more heavily utilized players at the position during his time with Atlanta over the past two seasons, but it remains to be seen what his role will be playing for a new head coach next season. He's under contract with the Falcons for two more seasons at an average cap hit of $1.5 million per year. However, Atlanta has the option to part ways with the fullback this offseason if willing to absorb a $733,000 dead cap hit, per Spotrac.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Enjoys career receiving day
Smith reeled in all three of his targets for 32 yards during Sunday's 31-27 loss to Tampa Bay.
Smith more than doubled his previous single-game career high in receiving yards (14), as he got his afternoon started with two catches in a three-play sequence during a Falcons touchdown drive in the second quarter. The San Jose State product has garnered five targets over the past two weeks after attracting a total of five in nine appearances between Weeks 4 and 13.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Not restricted by knee issue
Smith (knee) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice session, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The 28-year-old has thus far been able to avoid injury this season, suiting up for all 11 of the Falcons' games while accumulating 19 scrimmage yards on eight touches. His knee issue came to light on Wednesday's injury report, but a full practice session means he should be ready to go for a Week 13 matchup against New Orleans, barring any setbacks.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Makes fifth reception of 2020
Smith caught his lone target for a four-yard gain in Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Saints.
Smith has now caught five of six targets this year, none of which went for more than four yards. The 28-year-old fullback's main contributions are on special teams, where he is tied for third on the team with five tackles.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Keith Smith: Set to come off COVID-19 list
Smith announced that he has been cleared to enter team facilities after being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list July 29, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The veteran fullback is one of seven Atlanta players to have so far landed on the NFL's reserve/COVID-19 list, but now he rejoins the Falcons' backfield in Flowery Branch as the team sits one month away from kicking off its season against Seattle. Smith certainly wasn't a down-in, down-out kind of player during his debut campaign in Atlanta last year, but he was more heavily utilized than the vast majority of modern fullbacks. He ranked sixth in the NFL in offensive snap percentage among fullbacks during 2019 (16.6 percent) and enters 2020 as a key fixture towards Atlanta's directive of improving the ground attack.... See More ... See Less
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