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Browns | Clifton Smith released

Wed, 01 Dec 2010 10:25:46 -0800

The Cleveland Browns have released RB Clifton Smith, reports Tony Grossi, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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Browns | Joshua Cribbs injury update

Fri, 19 Nov 2010 08:11:13 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Joshua Cribbs (toes) remains sidelined; however, he has yet to be ruled out of the team's Week 11 game, according to CBSSports.com. RB Clifton Smith could serve as the team's return man should Cribbs not play.

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Browns | Clifton Smith could be used Week 11

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 08:03:54 -0800

Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini said RB Clifton Smith could be ready to return kicks as soon as Week 11 despite Smith joining to team earlier this week, reports Nate Ulrich, of the Akron Beacon Journal.

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Browns | Clifton Smith signs

Tue, 16 Nov 2010 14:23:28 -0800

The Cleveland Browns agreed to terms with free-agent RB Clifton Smith (Dolphins) Tuesday, Nov. 16, according to The Associated Press. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Dolphins | Clifton Smith, John Nalbone cut

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 14:40:01 -0700

The Miami Dolphins released RB Clifton Smith and TE John Nalbone Tuesday, Sept. 21.

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Dolphins | Clifton Smith used as returner Week 1

Mon, 13 Sep 2010 11:44:58 -0700

Miami Dolphins RB Clifton Smith returned punts as well as kickoffs during the team's Week 1 game, reports Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post.

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Dolphins | Clifton Smith signed

Wed, 08 Sep 2010 04:18:31 -0700

The Miami Dolphins have signed unrestricted free-agent RB Clifton Smith (Buccaneers), report Mike Berardino and Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Packers | Try out Clifton Smith

Tue, 07 Sep 2010 15:08:40 -0700

The Green Bay Packers tried out RB Clifton Smith (Buccaneers) Tuesday, Sept. 7, reports the Palm Beach Post's Ben Violin.

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Dolphins | Trying out Clifton Smith

Tue, 07 Sep 2010 15:00:51 -0700

The Miami Dolphins will work out RB Clifton Smith (Buccaneers) Wednesday, Sept. 8, as they search for a kick returner, reports the Palm Beach Post's Ben Violin, per a source. Miami is not content with either RB Patrick Cobbs or CB Nolan Carroll as their primary kick returner. Smith led the NFL last year with a 29.1 average kick return among players with 20-plus returns, but he was placed on Injured Reserve in December after suffering his second concussion of the season.

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Buccaneers | Two players released

Sun, 05 Sep 2010 12:38:59 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released RB Clifton Smith and OT Derek Hardman, reports Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com.

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Buccaneers | Clifton Smith expects to play Saturday

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 11:16:52 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 25, and expects to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 28, reports PewterReport.com's Charlie Campbell. Smith has been sitting out a majority of training camp because of a knee injury.

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Buccaneers | Clifton Smith expected to return this week

Sun, 22 Aug 2010 17:51:59 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (knee) is expected to return to the field later this week, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times. Smith is dealing with a rare sort of inflammation that has been likened to gout. It appears it is not completely clear what is causing the inflammation, but it is subsiding.

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Buccaneers | Five to miss preseason game

Fri, 13 Aug 2010 23:11:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib (personal), CB Myron Lewis (hamstring), RB Clifton Smith (hamstring), DT Brian Price (hamstring) and S DeVon Hall (undisclosed) will not take part in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14, reports Stephen Holder, of The St. Petersburg Times.

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Buccaneers | Clifton Smith returns to action

Fri, 06 Aug 2010 23:51:58 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (hamstring) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 6, reports Stephen Holder, of The St. Petersburg Times.

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Buccaneers | Two miss workouts

Fri, 06 Aug 2010 23:47:53 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (hamstring) and DT Brian Price (hamstring) missed practice Thursday, Aug. 5, reports Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune.

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Buccaneers | Clifton Smith not having effects from concussions

Wed, 02 Jun 2010 09:32:06 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith said he is not feeling any effects from the two concussions he suffered last season, according to Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com.

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Buccaneers | Clifton Smith re-signed

Tue, 04 May 2010 10:54:39 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced exclusive rights free-agent RB Clifton Smith has signed his tender offer. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Buccaneers | Three will be RFAs this offseason

Wed, 06 Jan 2010 21:22:46 -0800

The Tampa Tribune reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith, FB Byron Storer and LB Rod Wilson are scheduled to become restricted free agents this offseason.

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Buccaneers | C. Smith feeling fine

Wed, 16 Dec 2009 10:31:37 -0800

Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (concussion) is feeling good after being placed on Injured Reserve with a concussion. "I'm feeling great. I'm perfectly fine. There's nothing wrong," Smith said. "I feel like I can play, but they shut me down just to be cautious."

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Buccaneers | C. Smith placed on IR

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 16:25:50 -0800

The Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (concussion) has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season.

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Buccaneers | Stroughter could continue to return kicks

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 11:36:07 -0800

Anwar Richardson, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Sammie Stroughter will continue to return kicks and punts if RB Clifton Smith (concussion) is unable to play in Week 14.

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Buccaneers | Smith could be placed on IR

Mon, 07 Dec 2009 12:28:32 -0800

Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (concussion) may be placed on Injured Reserve after suffering his second concussion of the season in Week 13.

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Buccaneers | C. Smith injured Week 13

Sun, 06 Dec 2009 13:23:48 -0800

CBSSports.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 13 and did not return to the game.

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Buccaneers | C. Smith questionable for Week 13

Fri, 04 Dec 2009 17:21:01 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (knee) did not participate in Friday, Dec. 4. He is listed as questionable for Week 13. If he is not able to play, WR Sammy Stroughter probably will return punts.

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Buccaneers | C. Smith practices in full Friday

Fri, 13 Nov 2009 18:42:47 -0800

Updating a previous item, Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (knee) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 13. He is listed as probable for Week 10 and is expected to play.

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Buccaneers | Three probable for Week 10

Fri, 13 Nov 2009 10:07:01 -0800

Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph (ankle), RB Clifton Smith (knee) and CB Aqib Talib (hamstring) are all listed as probable for Week 10.

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Buccaneers | C. Smith practices in full Thursday

Thu, 12 Nov 2009 13:38:08 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 12, and his knee injury does not appear to be serious.

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Buccaneers | C. Smith named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Wed, 11 Nov 2009 22:22:00 -0800

Ira Kaufman, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 9.

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Buccaneers | Smith practices Wednesday

Wed, 11 Nov 2009 13:23:36 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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Buccaneers | Smith expected to play Week 9

Tue, 03 Nov 2009 15:19:43 -0800

CBSSports.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said he expects RB Clifton Smith (concussion) to play in Week 9.

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Buccaneers | Week 7 Inactives

Sun, 25 Oct 2009 09:08:27 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared QB Byron Leftwich, RB Clifton Smith, OT Demar Dotson, DL Dre Moore, OG Jonathan Compas, DL Kyle Moore, CB Marcus McCauley, OG Shawn Murphy inactive for Week 7.

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Buccaneers | C. Smith, Talib questionable for Week 7

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:34:02 -0700

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (concussion) and CB Aqib Talib (hamstring) are listed as questionable for Week 7 but are expected to play.

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Buccaneers | Smith limited Thursday

Thu, 22 Oct 2009 13:33:50 -0700

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (concussion) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 22. He is considered questionable for Week 7.

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Buccaneers | C. Smith hopes to play Week 7

Thu, 22 Oct 2009 09:13:48 -0700

Joe Smith, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (concussion) said he hopes to play in Week 7. He said he is feeling good after a few rough days.

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Buccaneers | C. Smith, Hovan miss practice Wednesday

Wed, 21 Oct 2009 14:45:16 -0700

Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (concussion) and DL Chris Hovan (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 21.

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Buccaneers | C. Smith knocked out during Week 6

Sun, 18 Oct 2009 12:06:44 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (undisclosed) was knocked out during the team's Week 6 game against the Carolina Panthers when he was hit illegally on a punt return. He was able to leave the field under his own power.

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Buccaneers | Five players probable for Week 6

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:17:32 -0700

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (ankle), TE Jerramy Stevens (quadriceps), C Jeff Faine (triceps), DE Kyle Moore (knee) and OT Donald Penn (knee) participated in practice Friday, Oct. 16. They are listed as probable for Week 6 and will play in the game.

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Buccaneers | C. Smith practices Thursday

Thu, 15 Oct 2009 14:13:47 -0700

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 15. He should be able to play in Week 6.

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Buccaneers | Three injured players practice Wednesday

Wed, 14 Oct 2009 15:13:29 -0700

Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers C Jeff Faine (triceps), DE Kyle Moore (knee) and RB Clifton Smith (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 14.

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Buccaneers | Several injured players practicing Wednesday

Wed, 07 Oct 2009 11:17:25 -0700

Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Byron Leftwich (hip), DE Gaines Adams (groin), WR Maurice Stovall (knee) and RB Clifton Smith (quadriceps) are participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 7.

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Buccaneers | Seven practice Friday, expected to play Week 4

Fri, 02 Oct 2009 18:11:56 -0700

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Marcus Johnson (ankle), CB Torrie Cox (ankle), WR Maurice Stovall (knee), DT Roy Miller (ankle), RB Clifton Smith (quadriceps), RB Earnest Graham (hamstring) and PK Mike Nugent (quadriceps) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 2. Each player is listed as probable for Week 4 and is expected to play.

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Buccaneers | Several injured players practice Friday

Fri, 02 Oct 2009 08:25:11 -0700

Charlie Campbell and Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, report Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Gaines Adams (groin), CB Torrie Cox (ankle), WR Maurice Stovall (knee), DT Roy Miller (ankle), RB Clifton Smith (quadriceps) and OG Jeremy Zuttah (hip) are participating in practice Friday, Oct. 2.

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Buccaneers | Three injured players practice Thursday

Thu, 01 Oct 2009 15:55:59 -0700

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Roy Miller (ankle), RB Clifton Smith (quadriceps) and CB Torrie Cox (ankle) participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 1. They should be able to play in Week 4.

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Buccaneers | C. Smith, Miller practice Wednesday

Wed, 30 Sep 2009 15:26:31 -0700

Jim Flynn and Scott Reynolds, of PetwerReport.com, report Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (quadriceps) and DT Roy Miller (undisclosed) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 30.

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Buccaneers | Four players probable for Week 3

Fri, 25 Sep 2009 13:59:41 -0700

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Roy Miller (ankle), RB Clifton Smith (quadriceps), TE John Gilmore (ankle) and CB Elbert Mack (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 25. They are listed as probable for Week 3 and are expected to play.

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Buccaneers | Miller, Smith limited Thursday

Thu, 24 Sep 2009 14:02:26 -0700

Updating a previous report, Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Roy Miller (ankle) and RB Clifton Smith (quadriceps) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 24. Both players should be able to play in Week 3, but Miller could be limited during the game.

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Buccaneers | Four not practicing Thursday

Thu, 24 Sep 2009 09:26:26 -0700

Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers C Jeff Faine (triceps), WR Maurice Stovall (knee), DL Kyle Moore (undisclosed) and RB Clifton Smith (quadriceps) are not participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 24.

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Buccaneers | C. Smith limited Wednesday

Wed, 23 Sep 2009 15:43:43 -0700

Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (quadriceps) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 23.

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Buccaneers | Cadillac returns to No. 1 running back on depth chart

Mon, 07 Sep 2009 13:58:06 -0700

According to Buccaneers.com, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now listing RB Cadillac Williams as their No. 1 running back, followed by RBs Derrick Ward, Earnest Graham and Clifton Smith, respectively.

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Buccaneers | C. Smith practices Thursday

Thu, 13 Aug 2009 12:20:50 -0700

Jim Flynn and Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, report Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (hamstring) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 13. He is expected to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 15.

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