"Physically, he looks different. He gained 15 pounds, he put on a lot of muscle," Barwin said, per CSN Philly. "He's one of the stronger guys on our defense now. He took the offseason and did what he needed to do, which was get bigger, stronger. Now we're just excited to see what happens when we put the pads on."
"Howie (Roseman) had final say on the decision," said Kelly, referencing the team's former general manager.
Smith is on a fairly long leash because of the $6.24 million in guarantees from his rookie deal. If he doesn't blow coaches away, though, the linebacker might wind up as the next name on Kelly's long list of players he's willing to dangle in a trade.
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