Falcons re-sign fullback Keith Smith to deal worth up to $5.5 million

Falcons running back Keith Smith (40) completes a catch for a first down during the first half Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Falcons running back Keith Smith (40) completes a catch for a first down during the first half Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

Fullback Keith Smith re-signed with the Falcons on a three-year contract, the team announced Saturday.

Smith, a six-year pro, first signed with the Falcons on Sept. 2. The deal is potentially worth $5.5 million with an $1.2 million escalator clause.  A total of $1.95 million of the deal is guaranteed with $1.1 million signing bonus.

Last season, Smith played in 16 games and five starts. He led the team with eight special-teams tackles and two special-teams forced fumbles.

Smith, who played at San Jose State, was signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent linebacker in 2014.

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At the end of the 2015 season, he converted to a fullback based on his work with the scout team.

He earned the starting position for the Cowboys for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Smith signed with the Raiders on March 15, 2018 as a restricted free agent. In four seasons as a fullback, Smith has rushed eight times for 13 yards and caught 14 receptions for 82 yards.

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