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Derek Smith

33-Year-Old Linebacker – Free Agent

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Derek Smith in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

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HT: 6'04    WT: 262   DOB: 10/1/1980  College: University of Kentucky  Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Chargers in November of 2008

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Smith will work out with the Saints, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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Derek Smith NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2007 26 15 - 77 - 0 - 1 0 - 1 - - - -
2008 27 6 - 13 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Derek Smith – Playing Time Overview

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Defensive Snaps in 2014

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

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Derek Smith 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Derek Smith: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Smith is ready to fill in for Stephen Cooper for the first four games of the season, but he is not sure what his role will be after that, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Smith, who spent the recently completed minicamp working with both the first and second-team defense, is acclimating quickly to his new team, Chargers.com reports.

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The Chargers have signed Smith to a two-year contract, the San Diego Union Tribune reports.

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The 49ers released Smith Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Smith (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns.

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Smith (shoulder, questionable) was limited at Friday's practice.

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Smith (groin) is active for Sunday's game at Carolina.

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Smith sustained a mild concussion in the 49ers' 31-28 loss to Chicago Saturday. Although Smith wanted to return to action, Nolan removed him from the game, saying he did not need to see any more of Smith, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat's 49ers blog reports.

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The insertion of Patrick Willis into Brandon Moore's starting spot means that Smith will move into Moore's spot at strong inside linebacker, also known as the "Ted" position, while Willis will start at weak inside linebacker or the "Mike" position, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Derek Smith.

2008

Smith will most likely back up Matt Willhelm at outside linebacker, but he will begin the season in the starting lineup as Stephen Cooper serves a four-game suspension. Smith has logged a total of nine 100-tackle seasons in a stellar 12-year career. Smith will nicely fill out a solid group of linebackers in San Diego.

2007

Smith's play fell off dramatically in 2006, due in no small part to a muscle strain in his left eye that affected his peripheral vision and caused much discomfort, which required surgery in February. Smith was able to participate when the 49ers hit the practice field in May and his faster than expected recovery may have been due to the team's selection of Patrick Willis in the first round in this year's draft. If Smith is back to his old form, look for him line up as the starting left inside linebacker and rack up tackles, if he struggles like he did in 2006, Brandon Moore or Willis could start at the position.

2006

Thereís nothing spectacular about Smith. Last season was his first reaching 90 solo tackles. Heíll usually deliver at least one sack; last year was the first in nine seasons without one. So whatís he here for? For the past five years running, Smith has either been in the linebacker year-end top 25, just off of it or in the clubhouse with a per-game average that would put him there (he missed two games in 2001 and in 2004 but those are the only games heís missed in nine years). Owners are right to shoot for a lottery ticket with picks this low, but anyone looking to win the race with slow and steady has found his man.

2005

Smith has never reached 90 solo tackles in a season, but heís also never failed to record at least a half a sack and a fumble recovery or two, and thatís over a nine-year career. He missed two games in October 2004 to ligament damage in his ankle after being kicked in a game but came back to finish the year strong and otherwise has a good health track record. Last year he was on pace for that 90-tackle breakthrough. He rarely drops in a weak game and could be poised to pick up where he left off.

2004

Smith had 138 tackles, 88 solo, as well as four sacks and one forced fumble. He will once again line up as the starting left inside linebacker and is worth a play in leagues that play individual defensive players.

2003

Starting MLB and a tackle machine. Smith had 113 tackles in 2002 (84 solo) and should be close to that again this year. Look elsewhere for sacks and interceptions.