2014 (with Buf.): Led all Bills tight ends with 10 starts, playing in 14 games and totaling seven catches for 42 yards…(9/28) at Hou.: Made his first start of the season at tight end…(10/26) at NYJ: Started at tight end and caught his first two passes and first TD of the season…Finished with two receptions for five yards and a 1-yard score…(11/9) vs. KC: Played a key role in an offensive attack that averaged 5.0 yards per rush…(11/13) at Mia.: Played in his 50th career game…(11/24) vs. NYJ: Totaled one reception for 12 yards…(12/7) at Den.: Posted one reception for six yards…(12/14) vs. GB: Registered two catches for one yard…(12/28) at NE: Tallied a season-long 18-yard reception.
2013 (with Buf.): Appeared in all 16 games with 14 starts, setting a career high with 78 receiving yards…Recorded five receptions for 78 yards on the year…(9/22) at NYJ: Made his first start of the season as the team opened in a two-tight end formation…(9/29) vs. Bal.: Started and recorded the longest reception of his career, a 28-yarder, in the third quarter…(10/20) at Mia.: Started and posted one catch for 18 yards…(11/17) vs. NYJ: Totaled one catch for one yard…(12/8) at TB: Hauled in one catch for seven yards…(12/22) vs. Mia.: Posted one reception for 24 yards.
2012 (with Buf.): Played in all 16 games for the first time in his career, making seven starts and recording the first two receiving TDs of his career…(9/9) at NYJ: Caught one pass for five yards in the season opener…(9/16) vs. KC: Made his first start of the season at tight end as the team opened in a two-tight end formation…(11/11) at NE: Hauled in his second reception of the season for five yards…(11/15) vs. Mia.: Appeared in his 20th career game…(11/25) at Ind.: Started and made his first career TD reception on a 1-yard pass…(12/9) vs. StL.: Started and registered a 2-yard TD pass in the third quarter.
2011 (with Buf.): Appeared in 10 games with three starts in his rookie season…Joined the Bills after the team claimed him off waivers from New England at the end of training camp…Placed on the reserve/injured list on Dec. 20…(10/2) at Cin.: Made his NFL debut…(10/9) vs. Phi.: Recorded his first career special teams tackle…(11/27) at NYJ: Made his first career start at tight end…(12/4) vs. Ten.: Totaled the first three catches of his career for 11 yards…(12/11) at SD: Started at tight end and made one catch for zero yards…(12/18) vs. Mia.: Started at tight end…Left the game in the second half with an ankle injury and did not return.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons at Marshall, appearing in 48 games…Totaled 75 receptions for 791 yards…Played in 12 games as a senior, earning All-Conference USA honors…Nominated for the Allstate Good Works Team…Finished with 38 receptions for 358 yards and three TDs…Appeared in 13 games as a junior, totaling 23 receptions for 335 yards…Named an honorable mention for the All-Conference USA team…Played in 12 games, starting seven, as a sophomore…Finished sixth on the team in receptions (12) and receiving yards (89)…Added two special teams tackles…Appeared in 11 games as a redshirt freshman, making two catches for nine yards…Majored in psychology and criminal justice.
PERSONAL: Attended Powell (Tenn.) High School…Played tight end and defensive end…Also played basketball…Father, Daryle, played on the offensive line at the University of Tennessee and spent six years in the NFL…Playing with the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles before spending four years in the CFL.
Tight end Lee Smith, who caught his first touchdown as a Raider, spoke to reporters in the locker room after the Raiders 34-20 loss to the Chiefs.