Washington is also placed rookie RB Bryce Love on the NFI list.
These players will still count against the Redskins’ 90-man roster and can be activated at any time.
Smith is clearly going to be transferred to the reserve/PUP list before the start of the season, given that he’s expected to miss the entire season.
The good news is that Smith just recently shed his the external fixator on his leg.
Smith, 35, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2005. After seven years in San Francisco, Smith was traded to the Chiefs in 2013.
Smith was in the fourth year of his five-year, $76 million contract that includes $45 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $10.8 million for the 2018 season when he was traded to the Redskins back in March.
The Redskins and Smith later agreed to a four-year, $94 million contract that included $55 million fully guaranteed.
In 2018, Smith appeared in 10 games for the Redskins and completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 2,045 yards receiving to go along with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions. He has also rushed for 168 yards and a touchdown.
We’ll have more regarding Smith as the news is available.