Smith has been medically cleared and practiced in full Wednesday for the first time since breaking his jaw in a locker-room altercation with former teammate IK Enemkpali. He took reps with the scout team and is ahead of schedule on his original timeable. It had been thought Smith could be out until at least Week 6, though even if he returns Sunday, the odds of him seeing the field would be slim.
“Ryan is our starting quarterback right now,” Bowles said. “We’re doing well, we have good chemistry going and everything else and Geno understands that. And as we go, Ryan is our quarterback. We'll go forward from there.“
- Jeremy Woo