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September 18, 2020 03:20 PM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Ready for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (knee) won't carry an injury tag into Sunday's game versus the Panthers.

Smith upgraded to full participation Friday, so he's prepared to start at left tackle in Sunday's divisional matchup. He's started all but one game since being selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

September 18, 2020 11:24 AM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Limited first two practices
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (knee) practiced in limited fashion both Wednesday and Thursday, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.

The veteran lineman's status is one to monitor ahead of Sunday's Week 2 tilt against the Panthers, considering he's Tom Brady's blindside protector at left tackle. Smith's chances of suiting up against Carolina could become clearer upon the release of the final injury report of the week later Friday.

December 29, 2019 11:52 AM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (knee) is officially active for Sunday's season finale against Atlanta, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Despite practicing in a limited fashion throughout the week, Smith appears to be feeling well enough in warmups to play. Now that the veteran is officially ready to play, he's expected to draw his usual starting role at left tackle.

December 28, 2019 01:00 PM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Game-time decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (knee) is listed as questionable for the Buccaneers' season finale against the Falcons on Sunday.

Smith was limited at practice throughout the week. His status for Sunday will likely depend on how he is feeling as he goes through warmups. Look for Jerald Hawkins to replace him protecting Jameis Winston's blindside should he ultimately be unable to go.

December 21, 2019 02:52 PM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Good to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (knee) has been cleared for Saturday's tilt against the Texans, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Smith is coming off the first absence of his career in Week 15. His week started trending toward another missed game after he missed Wednesday's practice, but he returned in limited fashion after that and has now been cleared. Barring any setbacks, look for him to take on his usual workload.

December 20, 2019 04:08 PM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Questionable for Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (knee) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Texans, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Smith missed the first start of his career Week 15 and sat out Wednesday's practice. He returned with a limited session Thursday and is hoping to be back out there against the Texans.

December 15, 2019 11:48 AM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Sitting in Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 tilt against the Lions, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Smith will see a career-long 77-game starting streak come to an end as a result of his inactive status. As per Greg Auman of The Athletic, Josh Wells will fill in at the all-important left tackle spot in Smith's stead versus Detroit.

December 14, 2019 08:04 PM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Officially doubtful for Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (knee/ankle) is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lions, but coach Bruce Arians considers him a "game-time decision," Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Smith was a non-participant at practice all week. While it is a positive that coach Arians still thinks there is a shot he can play, all signs are pointing toward that being unlikely. If he does indeed get ruled out, look for Jerald Hawkins to replace him at left tackle.

December 9, 2019 01:08 PM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Battling two injuries
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Smith suffered knee and ankle injuries during Sunday's 38-35 win over the Colts, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Arians expressed optimism that Smith would retake the practice field by the end of the week, but he can't be considered a lock to suit up against Detroit in Week 15. If Smith were forced to miss any time, Jerald Hawkins would likely draw the start at left tackle.

July 29, 2019 07:28 PM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Returns from Achilles injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (Achilles) was participating at Monday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Coach Bruce Arians never expressed much concern for the injury, so it's not a major surprise to see Smith back in action after sitting out Sunday's session. Tampa Bay's starting left tackle re-signed on a three-year, $41.25 million contract this offseason.

July 29, 2019 08:04 AM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Nursing Achilles injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith did not practice Sunday due to a minor Achilles injury, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

While Smith was not on the field for practice Sunday, there doesn't appear to be any concern from coach Bruce Arians regarding the lineman's healthy. Smith re-signed with the Buccaneers this offseason on a three-year, $41.25 million contract.

March 7, 2019 03:20 PM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Reaches deal with Tampa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith signed a three-year, $41.25 million contract with the Buccaneers on Tuesday that includes $27 million guaranteed, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Smith has started all 64 games for Tampa Bay since being drafted during the second round in 2015. He was a candidate to receive the franchise tag with his rookie deal set to expire, but the Buccaneers were able to work out a long-term deal with the offensive tackle.

September 9, 2018 11:56 AM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Active in Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (knee) is active for Sunday's season-opening battle against the Saints, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

This is certainly good news for Ryan Fitzpatrick, who'll have his starting left tackle available to open the season. Smith has been dealing with a knee sprain since being helped off the field in an Aug. 21 practice, but his return in a limited capacity earlier this week had hinted at potential active status in Week 1.

September 7, 2018 07:48 PM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Questionable for opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bucs have listed Smith (knee) as questionable for their season opener versus the Saints on Sunday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Smith has been nursing sprained knee for nearly a month, and it appears his status for Sunday is up in the air. Michael Liedtke would likely get the call to replace him should he ultimately be unable to suit up.

September 5, 2018 05:20 PM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Limited in practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Smith continues to nurse a sprained knee sustained three weeks ago. It seems increasingly likely that the 25-year-old will sit out Sunday's season-opener against the Saints, which could leave Ryan Fitzpatrick's blind side vulnerable. Michael Liedtke would be expected to start should Smith miss any time.

August 22, 2018 12:36 PM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Sidelined 2-to-4 weeks with knee sprain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith will be out 2-to-4 weeks with a sprained knee, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Smith needed help off the field during Tuesday's practice, and it was initially thought that he could sit out for an extended period. This timeline could have Smith either returning for Week 1 or sitting out until Week 3. Michael Liedtke is expected to log starter's reps in the meantime.

August 21, 2018 05:52 PM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Knee issue potentially serious
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith left practice with a potentially serious knee injury, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Smith reportedly was rolled up on and required assistance to leave the field, leading to the serious injury narrative. If tests confirm the issue will cost him extensive action, it could cause a ripple effect, given that Smith is charged with protecting the blind side of either Jameis Winston or Ryan Fitzpatrick. Michael Liedtke finished the practice session with the starters, suggesting he may be in line to take over.

August 21, 2018 10:32 PM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Suffers knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith suffered a left knee injury during Tuesday's practice, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Buccaneers are already thin on quality depth on the offensive line, so losing their starting left tackle to a serious injury would be a huge blow to the team's offense. It's unclear exactly how severe the injury is, but expect an update on Smith's health later on Tuesday after further testing is complete.

December 19, 2017 04:16 PM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Will play Monday night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (shoulder) is officially active for Monday's game against the Falcons, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Smith was listed as questionable and has not missed a game this season, a streak that will continue through at least Week 15. The 24-year-old should take his starting spot at left tackle for the Buccaneers.

December 16, 2017 10:24 PM
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: Listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (shoulder) has been deemed questionable for Monday's divisional matchup against the Falcons.

Smith logged a full practice Monday, but was limited the two previous days. While he appears to be trending in the right direction, his status is unlikely to be confirmed until closer to game time Monday.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/338
Birthdate:
6/23/1993
Age:
27
Hometown:
Hempstead, NY, USA
School:
Penn State
NFL Experience:
6
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