News: The Panthers elevated running back Armond Smith from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday.
Analysis: Smith will be just roster depth for the Panthers and can be left off Fantasy rosters.
News: The Browns cut running back Armond Smith and signed running back Adonis Thomas, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, which cited a league source. Thomas rushed for 1,071 yards at Toledo in 2011 and performed well in rookie minicamp. Smith didn't make the Browns' final roster last summer.
Analysis: Neither rusher has much of a chance to be productive anytime soon. Keep both off of Fantasy rosters.
News: The Browns released RB Armond Smith on Tuesday. He was replaced on the roster by Chris Ogbonnaya.
Analysis: Smith was not a factor this season for the Browns prior to getting cut. He should not be owned in any Fantasy format.
News: The Browns opted to keep speedy RB Armond Smith after a sensational preseason combined with the season-ending injury to RB Brandon Jackson. Smith saw a lot of playing time with reserve players and totaled 192 yards on 31 carries (6.2 avg.) with two touchdowns. He also caught four passes for 28 yards.
Analysis: Smith has a shot to be a nice change-of-pace back for the Browns this season behind big guys Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty. For now he's a guy for owners in really deep leagues (20-plus roster spots) and long-term formats to check out, but the former Union College speedster could make an impact if injuries befall the rushers in front of him in Cleveland -- assuming the Browns don't add any other running backs first.
News: The Browns boast one RB with great speed and quickness to the hole -- Armond Smith. Smith has been impressive throughout camp and showed he might be a badly needed change-of-pace back by bolting up the middle for an 81-yard TD.
Analysis: Smith might have a shot to make the final roster thanks to his speed, and this jaunt on Friday against the Lions sure will help. Look for him late in long-term formats just in case he does indeed find a chance to do something for the team.