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Former Ohio State running back Rod Smith is getting another shot in the NFl.
According to a release by the Carolina Panthers official Twitter account, the team has signed Smith to a contract to add some depth at the position. To make room for the signing, the Panthers waived punter Oscar Draguicevich.
Smith has been out of the NFL since he was cut by the Raiders prior to the 2020 season, but also spent time with the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, New York Giants, and Tennessee Titans in some capacity.
The most consistent role for Smith in the NFL so far has been with the Cowboys where he rushed for 359 yards on 99 carries during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.
He’ll now get another shot to find a role with the Panthers. He joins former Ohio State players Pat Eflein and C.J. Saunders who are also on the roster for training camp in 2021.