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Sat, 03 Sep 2005 19:14:58 -0700
Raiders.com reports the Oakland Raiders have released SS Marquis Smith.
Mon, 09 May 2005 20:54:11 -0700
Raiders.com reports Oakland Raiders S Marquis Smith, allocated to the Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europe, had three tackles in Week 6 of European play.
Mon, 02 May 2005 22:42:06 -0700
Raiders.com reports Oakland Raiders S Marquis Smith, allocated to the Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europe, chalked up one tackle on defense and one tackle on special teams in Week 5 of European play.
Wed, 13 Apr 2005 20:06:40 -0700
Oakland Raiders DB Marquis Smith, allocated to the Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europe, had three tackles in Week 2's game against the Berlin Thunder, according to Raiders.com.
Mon, 14 Feb 2005 20:52:49 -0800
Oakland Raiders S Marquis Smith will play for the Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europe this spring, reports Raiders.com.
Fri, 11 Feb 2005 21:30:06 -0800
The Oakland Raiders have signed S Marquis Smith to a minimum-salary contract, according to Len Pasquarelli of ESPN.com.
Tue, 02 Sep 2003 16:53:20 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Carolina Panthers have waived LB Marquis Smith.
Wed, 06 Aug 2003 11:08:42 -0700
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers LB Marquis Smith (ankle) rolled his ankle Tuesday, August 5 in a one-on-one drill. His status is day-to-day.
Tue, 25 Feb 2003 08:42:16 -0800
Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers have signed street free agent LB Marquis Smith.
Tue, 27 Aug 2002 15:55:08 -0700
The Cleveland Browns have announced the release of LB Marquis Smith.
Sun, 11 Aug 2002 10:59:58 -0700
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Cleveland Browns LB Marquis Smith has been working as the top backup at strongside linebacker behind Jamir Miller (Achilles’). Head coach Butch Davis mentioned just about every backup LB on the team as a possible replacement for Miller.
Sat, 03 Aug 2002 19:41:08 -0700
Zac Jackson reports for ClevelandBrowns.com rookie LB Marquis Smith sat out Saturday's scrimmage with Buffalo.
Fri, 19 Apr 2002 12:22:22 -0700
The Cleveland Browns have re-signed LB Marquis Smith, a restricted free agent.
Mon, 08 Apr 2002 18:23:21 -0700
Cleveland Browns.com's Zac Jackson reports the team has officially moved Marquis Smith from strong safety to LB. He will now wear No. 56.
Mon, 31 Dec 2001 18:30:49 -0800
Updating an earlier story, David Lee Morgan Jr. reports for the Beacon Journal Cleveland Browns coach Butch Davis said that DB Marquis Smith has "a horribly pulled quad." "We'll see how he does in treatment in the next few days," Davis added.
Mon, 31 Dec 2001 12:46:59 -0800
ClevelandBrowns.com reports Cleveland Browns S Marquis Smith (quad) pulled a quadriceps muscle during Sunday's win.
Fri, 28 Dec 2001 19:39:18 -0800
According to ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli, the Cleveland Browns are attempting to move SS Marquis Smith to linebacker. He's a big-hitter at strong safety, but Smith lacked coverage instincts, and was a liability in the passing game. "This is going to be a little bit of a project, but not nearly as much as some people think. It's not like a last resort, a move we're making just to salvage this guy's career, because he is a football player. What we have to do, as a coaching staff now, is to figure out the best place to play him," defensive coordinator Foge Fazio told ESPN.com.
Mon, 19 Nov 2001 23:27:13 -0800
Patrick McManamon reports for the Beacon Journal Cleveland Browns MLB Wali Rainer and RB James Jackson both will test their sprained ankles before seeing if they will practice Wednesday. Coach Butch Davis is hopeful of having both players back Sunday. Just in case, Marquis Smith is working as a backup nickel linebacker instead of at safety.
Fri, 07 Sep 2001 23:32:32 -0700
Fred Greetham reports for Cleveland Browns.com SS Earl Little will start his first NFL game of his four-year career in place of the injured SS Marquis Smith.
Thu, 06 Sep 2001 15:32:05 -0700
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Cleveland Browns S Marquis Smith is listed as questionable with a broken hand and has been limited in practice. LB Anthony Harris (ankle) was given an injury settlement yesterday and let go.
Mon, 03 Sep 2001 20:07:27 -0700
Patrick McManamon reports for the Beacon Journal Cleveland Browns WR JaJuan Dawson practiced full speed for the first time on Monday since breaking a bone in his hand in training camp. Due to Marquis Smith broken hand, newly signed S Devin Bush will start working behind Earl Little at strong safety.
Mon, 03 Sep 2001 11:06:15 -0700
Cleveland Browns.com reports the team has released DB Anthony Malbrough to make a roster spot for S Devin Bush, whom they signed earlier today. Bush will be listed as a strong safety on the Browns depth chart with Earl Little and Marquis Smith.
Sun, 02 Sep 2001 19:08:40 -0700
Patrick McManamon reports for the Beacon Journal Cleveland Browns coach Butch Davis was not encouraged when talking about how soon DE Courtney Brown can come back from his sprained knee. Davis said team trainers will evaluate Brown in a week to 10 days when the swelling and soreness is gone from his knee. Davis threw out some durations, but said the team would have to wait to know. Davis said the Browns "dodged a major bullet" when they learned Brown would not need surgery. SS Marquis Smith will try to play against Seattle with a cast on his broken hand.
Thu, 30 Aug 2001 08:59:06 -0700
Mary Kay Cabot reports for the Plain Dealer the hand injury suffered by Cleveland Browns starting SS Marquis Smith is worse than originally thought. He may not be ready for the season opener. During surgery doctors discovered the break was more extensive than they thought and that he had also shattered a bone on the top part of his middle finger. Coach Butch Davis said he had no idea how long Smith would be sidelined. Smith took part in some individual drills yesterday wearing a large protective mitt over the brace on his hand. S Earl Little has had a chance to prove he deserves the starting job.
Fri, 24 Aug 2001 12:14:49 -0700
The Beacon Journal reports Cleveland Browns WRs Dennis Northcutt (collarbone) and JaJuan Dawson (hand), S Marquis Smith (hand), TE Mark Campbell (knee), DT Marcus Spriggs (broken arm), OL Jim Bundren (elbow) and CB Lewis Sanders (leg) will not play in their next pre-season game. OLs Tre Johnson (knee) and Steve Zahursky (knee) are doubtful. OL Ross Verba (back) probably will play 10-15 plays.
Wed, 22 Aug 2001 18:06:52 -0700
Patrick McManamon reports for the Akron Beacon Journal Cleveland Browns S Earl Little (sprained ankle) said he would play Friday night in Washington. S Marquis Smith (broken hand) will not play. G Tre Johnson probably will not play, but OL Ross Verba could see action at tackle.
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 18:01:10 -0700
Zac Jackson reports for the team's official site, Cleveland Browns S Marquis Smith had the scheduled surgery performed on his broken hand Tuesday morning. "It went very good," coach Butch Davis said. "They put a screw in and he’s obviously not going to play this week, but it went fine."
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 21:03:48 -0700
Patrick McManamon reports for the Akron Beacon Journal Cleveland Browns reserve TE Mark Campbell is now expected to miss up to two months with a hairline fracture of the tibia in his left leg. He was injured eight days ago in practice. Campbell had an MRI that revealed the fracture on Friday. Coach Butch Davis said that Campbell's status will be evaluated when the team makes the final cut to 53 after pre-season. S Marquis Smith will have surgery Tuesday to insert two screws in his hand, but he is expected back at practice later this week.
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 12:46:51 -0700
The Cleveland Plain dealer reports Browns coach Butch Davis said that S Marquis Smith broke a bone in his hand during the game over the weekend, but he should be able to practice and play with it. G Jim Bundren suffered a hyperextended elbow and is wearing a sling. Bundren is day-to-day. DE Keith McKenzie suffered back spasms, but Davis said he'll be able to play this weekend.
Mon, 18 Jun 2001 08:09:53 -0700
The Canton Repository reports the Cleveland Browns coaching staff is excited about their secondary this year. Head coach Butch Davis said earlier this year that his cornerbacks and safeties may be the team's most pleasant surprise. Corey Fuller is projected to start at left corner while Daylon McCutcheon is penciled in at right cornerback. At safety, Marquis Smith is lining up at strong safety and Percy Ellsworth is lining up at free safety.
Wed, 18 Apr 2001 13:42:33 -0700
Tony Grossi reports for the Plain Dealer that while the Cleveland Browns would like to improve at the safety position, they may not be able to this year because it's not viewed as a strong position in the NFL Draft. The team may be looking to give Earl Little more playing time this year with hopes of him improving and there's the possibility of using Little, Marquis Smith and Percy Ellsworth in a rotation in the secondary. Head coach Butch Davis did speak kindly of Smith's work during the recent mini-camp.
Sun, 08 Apr 2001 12:45:47 -0700
Bill Rabinowitz reports for the Columbus Dispatch this week's Cleveland Browns mini-camp could help the team determine to what degree they need help at a certain position. "I don't know that it will have 100 percent impact, but it is definitely a factor," coach Butch Davis said. Davis declined to say which players have the most at stake this week, but it's likely that the team's RBs (Travis Prentice and Curtis Enis in particular), WRs (Kevin Johnson, JaJuan Dawson and Dennis Northcutt), safeties (Marquis Smith, Percy Ellsworth and Earl Little), CBs (Corey Fuller, Daylon McCutcheon and Lewis Sanders) and interior linemen on both offense and defense will get the most attention. Mini-camp will be run without pads so it is more difficult to judge the play of the linemen.
Sun, 08 Apr 2001 03:50:09 -0700
Jeff Schudel reports for the Morning Journal the Cleveland Browns will be getting off to a fresh start under new coach Butch Davis when mini-camp starts on Monday. First impressions will be important and all players start on an even level. For example, S Marquis Smith won't be given preferential treatment over S Earl Little as he was last year as they battle for a starting safety role. Davis wants to see and judge for himself. He expects to experiment some moving players around at different positions. OL Jim Pyne (ACL rehab) will be limited but he will take part in some individual work. In other news, Davis and president Carmen Policy keep talking about June 1 when the next wave of veteran releases will occur. The Browns will be watching closely to see who is released.
Sun, 11 Mar 2001 23:10:39 -0800
Steve King reports for the Sporting News the only current Cleveland Browns player who played for coach Butch Davis in college is S Earl Little. The expectation is Little will get a real shot at a starting spot at a position of great need for the Browns, safety. Little was very impressive when he hit the field last season. Current starters, Percy Ellsworth and Marquis Smith, did not play all that well last season. The team was trying to sign free agent S Mike Minter until he re-signed in Carolina. Ellsworth carries a big price tag and his roster spot reportedly could be on the "bubble."
Mon, 11 Dec 2000 03:17:04 -0800
ClevelandBrowns.com reports Cleveland Browns S Marquis Smith (bruised leg), WR Dennis Northcutt (high ankle sprain) and RB Travis Prentice (bruised calf) were all banged up on Sunday during the Browns loss to the Eagles. X-rays taken on Smith's leg were negative. OL Everett Lindsay (back spasms) was able to play through the whole game.
Thu, 15 Jul 1999 17:20:00 -0700
The AP reports the Cleveland Browns have signed highly-touted S Marquis Smith, from California, to a three-year deal. The Browns selected him in the third-round of this year's draft.
Mon, 10 May 1999 20:15:00 -0700
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the rookies look this way on the current depth chart, Tim Couch is the #2 QB behind Ty Detmer, WR Kevin Johnson is #2 at split end behind Jermaine Ross, LB Rahim Abdullah is #2 at strongside linebacker behind John Thierry. CB Daylon McCutcheon is #3 at right cornerback behind Antonio Langham and Raymond Jackson, Marquis Smith is #3 at strong safety behind Marlon Forbes and Gerome Williams, Wali Rainer is #2 at middle linebacker behind Chris Spielman, WR Darrin Chiaverini is #5 at flanker, Marcus Spriggs is #3 at defensive left tackle, Kendall Ogle is #4 at weakside linebacker, James Dearth is #4 at TE and Madre Hill is #6 at RB.