The New York Giants added depth to their ground game this week by signing running back Rod Smith, whose addition led to the surprising release of Robert Martin.
Smith played for the Dallas Cowboys for the bulk of his career, but was released when they drafted Mike Weber. Here are five things to know about the Giants’ latest acquisition.
At 6-foot-3, 231 pounds, Smith is a big running back. After going undrafted in 2015, he was signed as a free agent by the Seattle Seahawks, who intended to use him as a fullback. It’s no surprise, given his size, that they would want him in that role. Not only can he carry the ball, but he can block, too. However, he played in just one game for the Seahawks before they cut him, which is when the Cowboys picked him up. The Cowboys used him at his natural running back position.