View Full Version : LB Derrell Smith worked out for Texans today

11-01-2011, 06:43 PM
LB Derrell Smith

Linebacker Derrell Smith, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, was worked out by the Houston Texans today. Smith, who was originally signed by the Buccaneers after being undrafted, was signed to the practice squad of the team early this season. As the Buccaneers made moves to improve their current roster they had to make room on the practice squad and Smith was a victim of the player shuffle.
Smith played his college career at Syracuse University where he averaged 8.7 tackles/game, 0.72 sacks/game, 1.06 tackles for loss/game, and 0.44 forced fumbles/game made him an All-Big East honors player for the team.
Though he is undersized for a linebacker at 6’2″ and 232 lbs. he could easily add some bulk and would be similar in stature to OLB Brooks Reed. The Texans are working out Smith after losing LB Darryl Sharpton to a season-ending injury against the Jaguars this week. Meanwhile, LB Tim Dobbins has now became the primary backup linebacker for both the OLB and ILB position.

The Houston Texans are also the team that OLB Mario Williams played for before he suffered his season-ending injury to his pectoral muscles…and so the connection is made.


11-01-2011, 07:10 PM