The deadline to finalize rosters is Saturday, so teams are going to be shuffling up the team this week.
On Wednesday, the Dallas Cowboys started their own roster cuts. According to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys released Devin Smith.
The former Ohio State university receiver totaled just five receptions for 113 yards and one touchdown in 2019. Smith’s biggest issue was staying on the field as he dealt with a numerous set of injuries during his tenure.
Smith was sensational in college. In his final three seasons at OSU, he had 107 receptions for 2,209 yards and 26 touchdowns. He was selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.
However, injuries derailed his career too. In a span of 16 months, Smith tore his ACL twice. The Cowboys picked Smith up in the 2019 offseason.
In the preseason, Smith made 14 passes for 188 yards and one touchdown. In all of 2019, Smith caught three passes for 74 yards and one touchdown. In his second year with the team, his role in the offseason has a chance to increase.
It’s not a huge loss for the Cowboys as the team appears to be content with Cedrick Wilson as the team’s No. 4 receiver.
As for Smith, it will be a difficult road back to making an NFL roster after his previous attempts. Only time will tell if Smith can climb his way back to a team and not on the practice squad.