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  Browns | Clifton Smith released    Wed Dec 1, 01:25 PM

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

Footballguys view: Smith was brought in while Josh Cribbs was sidelined with four dislocated toes. Now that Cribbs is returning to full strength the team felt no need to keep Smith around.

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  Browns | Joshua Cribbs injury update    Fri Nov 19, 11:11 AM

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.

Footballguys view: Clifton Smith was signed earlier this week to take the place of Cribbs in the return game. We can't imagine Cribbs playing on four dislocated toes.

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  Browns | Clifton Smith could be used Week 11    Wed Nov 17, 11:03 AM

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.

Footballguys view: Smith must be ready because WR/RS Josh Cribbs has four dislocated toes.

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  Browns | Clifton Smith signs    Tue Nov 16, 05:23 PM

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.

Footballguys view: Smith will fill in on returns for as long as Josh Cribbs is out with his four dislocated toes.

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  Dolphins | Clifton Smith, John Nalbone cut    Tue Sep 21, 05:40 PM

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 Sep 13, 02:44 PM

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 Sep 8, 10:18 AM

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.

Footballguys view: Smith made the Pro Bowl as a return man in 2008 and the Dolphins are hoping he can regain that level of play for them this year.

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  Packers | Try out Clifton Smith    Tue Sep 7, 09:08 PM

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 Sep 7, 09:00 PM

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 Volin, 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 Sep 5, 06:38 PM

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

Footballguys view: The Bucs added RB Kregg Lumpkin off waivers and had to make room for him by cutting special teams ace Clifton Smith.

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  Buccaneers | Clifton Smith expects to play Saturday    Wed Aug 25, 05:16 PM

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.

Footballguys view: While Smith has missed time during the preseason it has allowed Kareem Huggins to show off what he can do. Smith should make the team because of his special teams ability, but has been passed in the RB pecking order by Huggins.

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  Buccaneers | Clifton Smith expected to return this week    Sun Aug 22, 11:51 PM

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    Sat Aug 14, 05:11 AM

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    Sat Aug 7, 05:51 AM

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    Sat Aug 7, 05:47 AM

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 | RB/KR Smith boxing to stay in shape    Wed Jun 9, 12:15 PM

Joe Smith, from the St. Petersburg Times, reports Clifton Smith, 24, said he's incorporated boxing into his offseason conditioning program, going two to three times a week to a gym in Westchase. He works with a trainer, spars a bit, and hits the heavy bag. "I'm no (Floyd) Mayweather," he said, joking. "But I'm all right."

Footballguys view: He had two concussions in a seven week period last year and his season ended short when he was put on Injured Reserve in December. If he's getting in the ring and sparring then he must not be too worried about concussions. Smith vows to play with the same fearlessness he had two years ago as a rookie when he was voted to the Pro Bowl as a return specialist.

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  Buccaneers | Clifton Smith not having effects from concussions    Wed Jun 2, 03:32 PM

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 May 4, 04:54 PM

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.

Footballguys view: Smith has proven to be a fantastic return man, but needs to prove that he can stay healthy after sustaining two concussions last year.

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  Buccaneers | Three will be RFAs this offseason     Thu Jan 7, 12:22 AM

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 Dec 16, 01:31 PM

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 Dec 8, 07:25 PM

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 Dec 8, 02:36 PM

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 Dec 7, 03:28 PM

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 Dec 6, 04:23 PM

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 Dec 4, 08:21 PM

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 Nov 13, 09:42 PM

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 Nov 13, 01:07 PM

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 Nov 12, 04:38 PM

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    Thu Nov 12, 01:22 AM

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 Nov 11, 04:23 PM

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 Nov 3, 06:19 PM

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 Oct 25, 12:08 PM

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 Oct 23, 05:34 PM

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 Oct 22, 04:33 PM

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 Oct 22, 12:13 PM

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 Oct 21, 05:45 PM

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 Oct 18, 03:06 PM

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 Oct 16, 05:17 PM

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 Oct 15, 05:13 PM

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 Oct 14, 06:13 PM

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 Oct 7, 02:17 PM

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 Oct 2, 09:11 PM

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 Oct 2, 11:25 AM

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 Oct 1, 06:55 PM

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 Sep 30, 06:26 PM

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 Sep 25, 04:59 PM

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 | Four not practicing Thursday    Thu Sep 24, 12:26 PM

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 Sep 23, 06:43 PM

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 Sep 7, 04:58 PM

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.

Footballguys view: Williams very likely went undrafted in most leagues. His performance in week 1 vs. the Cowboys could make him the hottest waiver wire pickup of week 2, but we don't expect big things from an offense that just lost its coordinator.

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  Buccaneers | Good battle for third-down RB, Smith leading?    Tue Aug 18, 07:32 PM

Pat Kirwan, of NFL.com, reports that there is a battle for the role of third-down back going on Buccaneers camp. RB Cadillac Williams thinks that Clifton Smith is in the lead because of his pass-catching ability, but Kirwan insists that none of the backs are "surrendering the fight".

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