It would appear the Detroit Lions plan to sign yet another defensive lineman in DE Jacquies Smith.
— Synergy Sports Int'l (@SynergySportInt) October 18, 2017
Thankful for this opportunity 🙏🏾🙏🏾blessed
— Jacquies Smith (@Jachalp3) October 18, 2017
After being invited for a workout on Tuesday, GM Bob Quinn must have liked what Smith put on display.
Smith, 27, accumulated 13.5 sacks while playing 27 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014-2015.
In 2016, the 6-foot-2, 260-pounder tore his ACL in the very first week of the season. Expected to contribute this year, he suffered a minor setback and didn’t make his first appearance until week 4. It didn’t take long for the Bucs to part ways with him after his return. He would only end up playing a total of seven snaps in his one game.
After going undrafted in 2012, the Mizzou product bounced around from the Miami Dolphins, the CFL, New York Jets and Buffalo Bills before finally finding a semi-permanent home in Tampa.
Smith may not be the answer, but his history of production may be worth a shot on a team looking for a consistent pass rush.
No official announcement has been made by the team as of now, but keep an eye out for a corresponding move.