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  Falcons | Ito Smith placed on IR    Sat Nov 9, 01:02 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (concussion) on Saturday, Nov. 9, was placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

Footballguys view: Without Smith, the Falcons turn to Brian Hill as a primary backup to Devonta Freeman. Hill is a good all-purpose running back who can contribute as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. He's looked good in limited touches during his pro career.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's injury report for Week 10    Fri Nov 8, 04:00 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE John Cominsky (ankle) and RB Ito Smith (neck) were held out of practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 10 versus the New Orleans Saints. OG Wes Schweitzer (concussion) did not practice for a second straight day on Friday, Nov. 8, and has also been ruled out. CB Desmond Trufant (toe) was a limited participant all week and is listed as questionable. QB Matt Ryan (ankle) and OG Jamon Brown (foot) were also limited participants in practice all week but have been removed from the injury report. OG James Carpenter (knee) and TE Jaeden Graham (knee) were upgraded to full participation Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith ruled out Week 10    Fri Nov 8, 01:10 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (neck) on Friday, Nov. 8, was ruled out of the team's Week 10 game against the New Orleans Saints.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith sits out again    Thu Nov 7, 05:12 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (neck) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 7.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith does not practice    Wed Nov 6, 05:16 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (neck) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Footballguys view: Smith has had multiple concussions this year and now he's on the injury report with a neck issue. Don't expect to see him this week. Brian Hill will get another chance to back up Devonta Freeman.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith clears concussion protocol    Wed Nov 6, 04:57 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (neck) was removed from the concussion protocol Wednesday, Nov. 6, but is now dealing with a neck injury.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's injury report for Week 8    Fri Oct 25, 03:45 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (concussion, neck), OG James Carpenter (knee) and CB Desmond Trufant (toe) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 8 versus the Seattle Seahawks. QB Matt Ryan (ankle) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is listed as questionable. DT Grady Jarrett (abdomen) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday and no longer appears on the injury report.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's practice report for Thursday    Thu Oct 24, 04:31 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle), OG James Carpenter (knee), CB Desmond Trufant (toe), RB Ito Smith (concussion) and DT Grady Jarrett (abdomen) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 24.

Footballguys view: Smith has had two concussion this year. He could be sidelined for a while, which will give Brian Hill more opportunity.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Wednesday practice report    Wed Oct 23, 05:44 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (toe), RB Ito Smith (concussion) and DT Grady Jarrett (abdomen) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23. OG James Carpenter (knee) was limited during practice.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith a no-go for Week 8    Mon Oct 21, 03:52 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (concussion) was ruled out by head coach Dan Quinn for Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Oct. 21.

Footballguys view: Smith didn't do much in Week 7 before he was concussed. The Falcons will use Brian Hill as a backup to starter Devonta Freeman.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith injury update    Sun Oct 20, 03:25 PM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (head, neck) suffered head and neck injuries during the Week 7 game and will not return.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith to be evaluated    Sun Oct 20, 01:53 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (head) left the Week 7 game early and is being evaluated for a head injury. He is considered questionable to return.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith pulls disappearing act    Mon Oct 14, 02:45 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith managed only six yards on three carries and was not targeted in the passing game in Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith getting more work    Tue Oct 8, 08:14 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith played 35 offensive snaps to starer Devonta Freeman's 40 in Week 5 against the Houston Texans.

Footballguys view: It's a full-blown RBBC with the Falcons. Smith is getting plenty of work as a receiving back and in Week 6 against the Cardinals we could see him performing well as a flex play for Fantasy GMs.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith practices in full    Fri Sep 27, 05:29 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Week 4 injury report    Fri Sep 27, 04:33 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Kenjon Barner (concussion, knee) was unable to practice all week but does not appear on the injury report for Week 4 versus the Tennessee Titans. DE Takkarist McKinley (knee), WR Calvin Ridley (hip), RB Ito Smith (concussion) and DT Grady Jarrett (toe) participated fully in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and were removed from the injury report. OG Jamon Brown (hand), P Matt Bosher (groin), LB De'Vondre Campbell (ribs) and OT Kaleb McGary (knee) were not assigned a practice designation Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report.

Footballguys view: Smith is likely to return this week, but the team could make Brian Hill active if they are worried about their running back depth. Seeing Ridley removed from the injury report is heartening after an injury slowed him down last year and took away his high weekly ceiling.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith upgraded to limited    Thu Sep 26, 05:34 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (concussion) was upgraded to limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 26, as he progresses through the concussion protocol.

Footballguys view: If Smith is back, Devonta Freeman's outlook takes a hit, lowering both his floor and ceiling against a stiff Titans run defense.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith doesn't practice Wednesday    Wed Sep 25, 04:46 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Footballguys view: If Smith is down for Week 4, more work would be on the plate for Devonta Freeman. Watch to see if a guy like Brian Hill gets more work as a reserve if Smith misses time.

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  Falcons | Atlanta RBs banged up    Mon Sep 23, 03:45 PM

Atlanta Falcons RBs Ito Smith (concussion) and Kenjon Barner (concussion) are in the league's concussion protocol, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Footballguys view: The Falcons have Devonta Freeman as their lead back but they could use guys like Brian Hill or Qadree Ollison with Smith and Barner banged up.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith will not return    Sun Sep 22, 03:14 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (concussion) suffered a concussion during the Week 3 game and will not return.

Footballguys view: Kenjon Barner is the only other active back so it will be a lot of Devonta Freeman in this one.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith may have concussion    Sun Sep 22, 01:33 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (head) left the Week 3 game and is being evaluated for a possible concussion. He is officially considered questionable to return.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith punches one in    Thu Aug 22, 10:23 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith rushed five times for 23 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for nine yards in a 19-7 preseason loss to the Washington Redskins Thursday, Aug. 22.

Footballguys view: Smith hasn't totally distanced himself from Brian Hill, but he's probably the #2 back. It will likely be a committee in the backfield if Devonta Freeman goes down.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith scores in loss    Thu Aug 15, 11:37 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith rushed five times for 13 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 45 yards in a 22-10 preseason loss to the New York Jets Thursday, Aug. 15.

Footballguys view: Smith is locked in a battle with Qadree Ollison and Brian Hill for the backup job behind Devonta Freeman. This one could go down to the last preseason game.

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  Falcons | Atlanta to rotate RBs behind Devonta Freeman    Mon Jul 22, 02:44 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is the unquestioned starting running back, but the team may ultimately decide to use Ito Smith, Brian Hill and Qadree Ollison to replace Tevin Coleman, who left for the San Francisco 49ers in free agency this spring.'It's a position that has good talent for us. And now to be talented as a group, it may be a combination of those roles and featuring what those guys can do best. ... That's deeper than we've been at that position for a while, and I'm looking forward to the unique stuff that the guys do have,' head coach Dan Quinn said.

Footballguys view: If Freeman can't stay healthy, the team is likely to employ a committee to replace him, so there's no clear handcuff here. Ollison vs Hill is a good battle to watch, as the winner should get the bulk of early down work if Freeman goes down.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith should have bigger role    Wed Feb 27, 10:11 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith is expected to have a more significant role in the offense next season, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Footballguys view: Smith is a good all-purpose back who should move up with Tevin Coleman likely to move on in free agency. He'll serve as a primary backup and change-of-pace back behind Devonta Freeman.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith on the mend    Thu Feb 7, 10:02 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (knee) said he expects to be ready for all offseason activities.

Footballguys view: Smith underwent a knee scope in late December and he should be good to go in the spring. The Falcons should lose Tevin Coleman in free agency this offseason. That makes Smith a potential backfield mate (and primary reserve) with/behind Devonta Freeman.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith had knee scoped    Fri Dec 21, 01:12 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (knee) had his knee scoped on Wednesday, Dec. 19, to address damage in his meniscus.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith done for the year    Mon Dec 17, 03:50 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (knee) will undergo surgery this week and is being placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Dec. 17.

Footballguys view: Smith got some work for the Falcons after Devonta Freeman was lost for the season. He finishes his rookie season with 90 carries for 315 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns. Smith also chipped in with 27 catches for 152 receiving yards. With Tevin Coleman likely to move on this offseason in free agency, Smith should have the leg up to win the backup job to Freeman in 2019.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith ineffective in win    Sun Dec 16, 06:58 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith ran for 34 yards on nine carries and added two receptions for five yards in Week 15 against the Arizona Cardinals.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith active for Week 15    Sun Dec 16, 11:42 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (knee, neck) is active for Week 15's game against the Arizona Cardinals.

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  Falcons | Questionable tag for Ito Smith    Fri Dec 14, 03:13 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (knee, neck) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 15.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith dealing with knee injury    Fri Dec 14, 01:34 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (neck, knee) is expected to play in Week 15 versus the Arizona Cardinals despite missing practice with a knee injury Friday, Dec. 14.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Thursday injury report    Thu Dec 13, 04:30 PM

Atlanta Falcons DT Terrell McClain (toe) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 13. LB Deion Jones (foot), DT Grady Jarrett (groin, shoulder) and TE Logan Paulsen (knee, ankle) were limited. OG Ben Garland (back) and RB Ito Smith (neck) participated fully.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith limited in practice    Wed Dec 12, 05:03 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (neck) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 12.

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  Falcons | Wednesday's practice report for Atlanta    Wed Dec 12, 04:55 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee, ankle), DT Grady Jarrett (groin, shoulder), WR Julio Jones (foot, calf) and DT Terrell McClain (toe) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 12. OG Ben Garland (back), LB Deion Jones (foot), TE Logan Paulsen (knee, ankle) and RB Ito Smith (neck) were listed as limited participants.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith gallops for 60 yards    Sun Dec 9, 05:41 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith rushed 11 times for 60 yards in Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers and he added three catches for 14 yards.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith shut down again    Fri Nov 23, 12:56 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith carry four times for zero yards during the team's loss to the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, Nov. 22. He had seven yards on two grabs as a receiver.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith not a big factor    Sun Nov 18, 05:10 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith rushed for 10 yards on six carries against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11. He also caught two passes for 12 yards during the game.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith held in check    Sun Nov 11, 04:14 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith rushed for 11 yards on four carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 10. He also caught four passes for 15 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: The Falcons running game was a non-factor after a huge performance against Washington last week. Smith is more handcuff to Tevin Coleman than a viable flex play if this is how Atlanta is going to play. Dallas is up next week in a neutral at best matchup.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith scores in win    Sun Nov 4, 08:21 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith rushed 10 times for 60 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for four yards in a 38-14 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 9.

Footballguys view: Smith showed great strength on his touchdown run and showed he is definitely worth a bench spot if not a matchup flex look going forward. Tevin Coleman's injury history suggests that Smith could have a leap in value yet.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith totals nine touches    Mon Oct 22, 11:42 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith rushed seven times for just 16 yards in the Week 7 game against the New York Giants and he had two receptions for 29 yards on his two targets.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith struggles in expanded role    Mon Oct 15, 01:27 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith carried the ball 11 times for 22 yards and a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Oct. 14.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith finds the end zone    Sun Sep 30, 05:59 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith rushed seven times for 35 yards with a touchdown in Week 4 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added three grabs for 13 yards.

Footballguys view: Smith looks good and is worth carrying in deeper leagues until Devonta Freeman returns. He should allow the Falcons to let one of Tevin Coleman or Freeman go in the next 1-2 years.

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  Falcons | Week 4 injury report for Atlanta    Fri Sep 28, 02:54 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Justin Bethel (knee) and DE Derrick Shelby (groin) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 4 against the Cincinnati Bengals. WR Julio Jones (calf), S Damontae Kazee (knee), DE Takkarist McKinley (groin) and LB Foyesade Oluokun (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 28 and have been removed from the injury report. CB Brian Poole (thumb, toe) and RB Ito Smith (ribs) were limited in practice for third straight day Friday but were also taken off the injury report.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Thursday practice report    Thu Sep 27, 05:43 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Derrick Shelby (groin) and CB Justin Bethel (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 27. FS Damontae Kazee (knee), DE Takkarist McKinley (groin), LB Foyesade Oluokun (ankle), CB Brian Poole (thumb, toe) and RB Ito Smith (ribs) were limited during practice.

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  Falcons | Wednesday's practice report for Atlanta    Wed Sep 26, 06:06 PM

Atlanta Falcons S Damontae Kazee (knee), Takkarist McKinley (groin), LB Foyesade Oluokun (ankle), CB Brian Poole (thumb, toe) and RB Ito Smith (ribs) were listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. CB Justin Bethel (knee), RB Devonta Freeman (knee), WR Julio Jones (calf) and DE Derrick Shelby (groin) were unable to practice.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith totals 10 touches in victory    Sun Sep 16, 06:04 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith rushed nine times for 46 yards in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers and he added an eight-yard reception.

Footballguys view: Smith looked good on his touches and would be a hot pickup if Tevin Coleman goes down. Keep him on your waiver wire watch list.

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