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Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith - #91 - DE

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 298 lbs.
Birthday 04/19/1976
Birthplace Colorado Springs, CO
College Northern Colorado
Years played 14
Drafted 1999, 4th round, 14th pick by Steelers

Smith thanks Steelers' fans for support

Posted March 11, 2012 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
After having been released following a 13-year career with the Steelers, DE Aaron Smith thanked the team's fans for supporting him.

None of Steelers' cuts was unexpected

Posted March 04, 2012 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
The Steelers will part ways with several stalwarts, including the team's all-time leading receiver Hines Ward, but that wasn't unexpected.

Reports: Steelers to release DE Smith

Posted March 01, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
The cuts continue in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are releasing veteran DE Aaron Smith, NFL Network's Jason La Canfora first reported.

Steelers place DE Smith on I.R.

Posted Oct. 22, 2011 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
Steelers DE Aaron Smith has been placed on I.R. because of a foot injury.

Steelers set to go without Pouncey, Smith

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
The Steelers wrapped up their Friday practice session, moving on with the news that neither C Maurkice Pouncey nor DE Aaron Smith would be able to play Sunday.

Roethlisberger lights up practice

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 11:18 p.m. ET
According to the NFL's pool report, QB Ben Roethlisberger was hot during practice on Thursday during the Steelers' practice at Texas Christian University.

Familiar cast starring on Steelers' 'D'

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
When Pittsburgh's "D" takes the field Sunday, nine of the 11 starters will be manning the same spots they did on the team that won the title two seasons ago.

Getting to know ... Steelers DE Ziggy Hood

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 9:49 p.m. ET
Get to know Steelers DE Ziggy Hood, who could play a key role replacing Aaron Smith in Super Bowl XLV.

Report: Steelers DE Smith will not play Sunday

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 9:27 a.m. ET
The only chance the Steelers have of DE Aaron Smith playing this season is if they beat the Jets Sunday to advance to the Super Bowl.

Monday-night inactives

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 7:15 p.m. ET
The Steelers and Bengals have announced their inactives for Monday night's game.

Steelers' Smith has proven difficult to replace in past seasons

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 2:12 a.m. ET
Replacing DLE Aaron Smith, who is out indefinitely with a torn left triceps, has usually proven a difficult task for a Steelers defense that is the NFL's stoutest vs. the run.

Report: Steelers DE Smith (triceps) out for season

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Steelers DE Aaron Smith will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his triceps muscle during the team's Week Seven victory vs. the Dolphins, according to


Posted March 02, 2012
The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their offseason roster purge Friday, announcing Smith and veteran linebacker James Farrior will be released before the next league year begins March 13. Smith is expected to retire.||||||| Smith and Farrior served as the backbone of a defense that led the franchise to two Super Bowl titles and three AFC championships over the last decade, a period in which the Steelers defense finished ranked in the top 10 in the league every season.
Posted Oct. 16, 2011
Smith is on the inactive list for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.||||||| Smith misses his second in a row with a foot injury. Ziggy Hood will start for him.
Posted Oct. 24, 2010
Smith will not play in the Super Bowl against the Green Bay Packers.||||||| Smith has not played since Oct. 24, when he tore a triceps muscle in a win at Miami.
Posted Oct. 13, 2009
The Steelers scrambled on Wednesday to replace Smith, the run-smothering defensive end who was placed on the injured reserve list with a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder.||||||| Smith has been to the Pro Bowl only once in 11 seasons and isn't as well-known nationally. But several Steelers said Smith might be the most difficult defensive player to replace because he is so critical not only to stopping the run, but to keeping the line of scrimmage under control for the pass rush to work.
Posted Dec. 11, 2007
Smith, one of the Pittsburgh Steelers' best defensive players, is out for the rest of the season after he tore a biceps muscle during their 21-point loss at New England on Sunday.||||||| Smith, an excellent run defender and one of the Steelers' most reliable players since breaking into the NFL in 1999, tried to keep playing during the 34-13 loss, but had to be replaced several times. Coach Mike Tomlin knew that was a bad sign, and post-game tests revealed the tear. Smith apparently was not hurt on a specific play, but may have gone into the game with a partial tear that became worse as he played.