Antone Smith – Running Back
Antone Smith was another depth piece the Buccaneers brought in after losing Martin and Sims. He was an easy choice for Koetter given his familiarity with the offense and could get in right away if needed.
Smith finished the season for the Bucs with ten carries for 47 yards. On Thursday Night Football against the Falcons, Smith suffered a season ending knee injury – the second time in his career his season was ended with a leg injury.
Smith is another player who, sad as it is, may have seen the last of their playing days. At 31 years old, he isn’t going to be in high demand already. Mix in a severe knee injury and teams are likely going to avoid him like the plague.
Smith was nothing more than an insurance policy and depth to begin with so the likelihood that the Bucs were going to bring him back to begin with was slim-to-none. Now? Zero percent chance.