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Tye Smith

Tye Smith

The Titans have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with cornerback Tye Smith.

Smith's return gives the team added depth – and some experience – in the secondary and on special teams. Smith, signed by the Titans prior to the 2017 season, has played in 29 games for the Titans over the past three seasons, including five playoff contests.

Tye Smith Video

Blocked FG Return Sparks Week 13 Victory | Touchdown Tuesday

Tye Smith scores the go-ahead touchdown on a 63-yard return off a Dane Cruikshank blocked field goal , registering his first career touchdown. It was the franchise's fifth all-time touchdown return on a blocked field goal and the first since Donald Mitchell's 69-yard touchdown return at Detroit on Oct. 21, 2001.

Titans CB Tye Smith Picks off Dolphins QB Jay Cutler

Titans CB Tye Smith records his first career interception, picking off Dolphins QB Jay Cutler.

Player Profile

Tye Smith

READ: Titans Agree to Terms on One-Year Deal With CB Tye Smith

CORNERBACK
6'0" | 195 LBS

COLLEGE: TOWSON
ACQUIRED: FREE AGENT - 2017
NFL EXPERIENCE (NFL/TITANS): 4/3
HOMETOWN: RALEIGH, N.C.
GAMES PLAYED/GAMES STARTED: 28/4 (PLAYOFFS: 5/2)

The Titans added free agent cornerback Tye Smith to the roster during the 2017 offseason to provide competition and flexibility in the secondary. The 6-foot, 195-pounder made the Titans' roster out of training camp in 2017 and set career-highs with 11 tackles, an interception and eight special teams tackles. He spent the entire 2018 campaign on injured reserve. Smith entered the league as the Seattle Seahawks fifth round pick 170th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft. He spent the 2016 season on the Seahawks and Washington Redskins practice squads.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In 2017, Smith played in a career-high 15 games in his first season with the Titans and posted career-bests with 11 tackles, an interception and eight special teams stops.

2019 SEASON RECAP:

Regular Season: 9 Games Played | 3 Starts
Playoffs: 3 Games Played | 0 Starts

  • Played in nine games with three starts at cornerback and collected 24 tackles, two forced fumbles, four special teams stops and touchdown return on a blocked field goal.
  • Was inactive for six games and spent one week off the roster.
  • Appeared in all three postseason contests and recorded two special teams tackles.
  • Led the team in special teams tackles three times in 2019 (at DEN, vs. LAC, at KC).
  • At Cleveland (9/8), was inactive.

TITANS TIDBITS:

  • In the spring of 2018, Smith hosted his first "Simple Greatness" youth football clinic at St. Augustine University in his hometown of Raleigh, N.C. Smith says Simple Greatness to him means, "It can't be measured. It means heart, dedication. It's all the intangibles that we as a society overlook because we look so much at things we can measure." Fellow NFL players Todd Gurley II of the Los Angeles Rams, Jamison Crowder of the New York Jets and Keith Marshall of the Washington Redskins were special guest coaches.
  • Smith enjoys volunteering his free time in the community and he helped raise money for Habitat for Humanity in 2018 with a bowling event and kids field day activity in his hometown of Raleigh, N.C.
  • In May 2019, Smith held the second annual Simple Greatness Football Camp, hosting 300 kids for the free camp in Raleigh.
  • He has his own website, www.simplegns.com.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • The Raleigh, N.C. native was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round (170th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
  • Waived by the Seahawks on Sept. 3, 2016.
  • Signed by the Seahawks to the team's practice squad on Sept. 8, 2016.
  • Waived by the Seahawks on Sept. 20, 2016.
  • Signed by the Washington Redskins to the team's practice squad on Sept. 27, 2016.
  • Signed by the Titans as a free agent on Jan. 1, 2017.
  • Re-signed by the Titans as a free agent on March 17, 2019.
  • Waived by the Titans on Nov. 2, 2019 and re-signed by the Titans on Nov. 5, 2019.

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