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Buccaneers Lose RB Antone Smith & DE Howard Jones To Season-Ending Injuries

Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter announced Friday that RB Antone Smith and DE Howard Jones both suffered season-ending knee injuries during Thursday’s loss to the Falcons, per Greg Auman.

Both players will likely be placed on injured reserve in the coming days.

Smith, 31, originally signed on with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Florida State back in 2009. After brief stints with the Vikings and Texans, Smith joined the Falcons during the 2009 season and spent a number of years in Atlanta.

Smith played briefly for the Bears last year before signing on with the Jets during the preseason. Unfortunately, the Jets cut him loose coming out of the preseason

The Buccaneers signed him to a contract a few weeks ago.

In 2016, Smith appeared in three games for the Buccaneers and ran for 47 yards on 10 carries (4.7 YPC) to go along with six receptions for 77 yards receiving and no touchdowns.