Irvin underwent hip surgery on Monday, per multiple reports. He expects to be back for training camp.
Didn't want this to get out but I'm fine! Will b back by training camp! For all u people saying this a make or break year for me!â Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) June 2, 2014
Should Irvin encounter a setback, Smith will enter the starting lineup alongside Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright. It was Irvin's four-game suspension last September that allowed Smith to emerge as a valuable contributor on Dan Quinn's defense.