Monday, November 28, 2011

Smith to be a factor for Bills moving forward

Posted by Nick St. Denis

With all of the Buffalo Bills' injury issues at the wide receiver position, all-purpose player Brad Smith had a chance to make a splash Sunday.

Even better, it was against his former team.

Smith, who was a career New York Jet before signing with the Bills in the 2011 offseason, caught four passes for 77 yards, including a tip-and-catch touchdown in the third quarter to knot the score at 21-21.

"He made some plays, he was a factor in the game and he’s a big target out there," Bills coach Chan Gailey told the media Monday. "I’m anxious to see how he can continue to improve."

Smith also returned a kickoff for 28 yards and had a 3-yard rushing attempt in the game.

The sixth-year player out of Missouri is listed as a quarterback but should see plenty of work for the rest of the year all over the field. He was a kickoff specialist during his last two years with the Jets and spent time as New York's No. 3 wideout.

Gailey said Smith did enough Sunday to move forward as one of the Bills' top-three wideouts.

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