Smith recorded 7 sacks last year, but injuries kept him from collecting more. The move to sign Robert Ayers will knock Smith down on the left side defensive end depth chart. Ayers will immediately step in as the starting left end, and pair off with the returning starting right end, William Gholston. Smith’s move to second unit does not mean he will not receive a healthy amount of playing time. It just means the tendered free agent will not be starting.