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Draft Scout Lee Smith News
03/11/15 - TE Lee Smith left the Bills for the Raiders Wednesday (March 11). The three-year deal is worth $9.1 million with a $1.6 million roster bonus this year and $3.1 million guaranteed.
Smith, 27, joins the Raiders after four seasons with the Bills (2011-14). Smith's career totals include 56 games played with 34 starts, 20 receptions for 144 yards (7.2 avg.) and three touchdowns.
Smith joined the Bills via waivers from the New England Patriots shortly before the 2011 regular season. In 2014, Smith appeared in 14 games and led all Bills tight ends with 10 starts. He hauled in seven catches for 42 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown in the Bills' season-ending victory over New England.
Smith appeared in every game for the Bills from 2012-13, starting 21-of-32 games played during that span. He recorded two receiving touchdowns in 2012, a career high, and totaled a career-high 78 receiving yards in 2013.
The Powell, Tenn., native was originally selected by the Patriots in the fifth round (159th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Marshall. Smith totaled 75 receptions for 791 yards and three touchdowns, and served two seasons as a captain on the Thundering Herd. In his senior year, Smith ranked second on the team with 38 receptions for 358 yards (9.4 avg.), earning him All-Conference USA honors and an Allstate Good Works Team nomination.
03/04/15 - TE Lee Smith has been a stout blocker for four years, and that is the kind of tight end offensive coordinator Greg Roman needs in certain situations in his run scheme. Smith is of no value in the passing game, but his blocking prowess may warrant his return to Buffalo.
11/26/14 - TE Lee Smith was ill Wednesday and did not practice, but he is expected to be fine for the game against Cleveland.
09/19/14 - TE Lee Smith (toe) is probable for Sunday's game vs. the San Diego Chargers.
09/17/14 - TE Lee Smith, who has missed the first two games, returned to full practice Wednesday.