Buccaneers re-sign CB Ryan Smith

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed CB Ryan Smith, the team announced.

The 26-year-old Smith appeared in 57 games, including 16 starts, for Tampa Bay, notching 98 tackles (one for loss), 12 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception over his first four seasons in the league.

On special teams, Smith has notched 15 tackles and a forced fumble, while also returning ten kickoffs for 169 yards (16.9 avg.). He led Tampa Bay with seven special teams tackles in 2019.

Last season, Smith was suspended for the first four games after violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. The fifth-year cornerback returned to the field in Week 5.