To put it lightly, the Eagles' first round pick from a year ago, had a disappointing rookie season. One in which he did not record a single tackle and was limited to being on the field for only 65 defensive snaps.
Smith had a promising first preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. He was around the ball on almost every play, he got into the back field on a few plays, and even showed that he has the ability to cover the tight end in pass protection.
Then he got hurt in joint practice with the Baltimore Ravens. He has not practiced since.
Chip Kelly told reporters at the beginning of camp that he evaluates players based on what they do during practice and in games. For example, he let Earl Wolff go earlier in camp because Wolff's knee was not letting him get on the practice field. Even though the team has some depth issues at safety.
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