Any time a restricted free agent takes a visit to another team it’s interesting.
The Buccaneers used an original-round tender that will cost them around $1.797 million for the 2017 season and give them the right of first refusal for any offer sheet he receives from another team during free agency. Although, the Buccaneers wouldn’t receive any compensation for Smith if they were to decline to match an offer sheet from another team.
Smith unfortunately suffered a season-ending ACL injury last year that limited him to appearing in just one game.
Smith, 27, originally signed on with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2012. He had brief stints with the Jets and Bills before he was waived at the start of the 2014 season and later claimed by the Buccaneers.
Tampa Bay brought Smith back on a one-year exclusive rights contract last year.
In 2015, Smith appeared in 12 games for the Buccaneers and recorded 22 tackles, seven sacks, three forced fumbles, three recoveries and a pass defense.