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Tampa Bay rookie gets honor

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Just a few weeks ago, Clifton Smith was on Tampa Bay's practice squad.

Today, he's the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week. Smith earned the honor by returning a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown in a victory against Kansas City. He finished that game with 259 total return yards.

The undrafted rookie running back probably won't be going back to the practice squad any time soon. Smith has taken over the return job from second-round pick Dexter Jackson (will we ever see him again?) and has been getting some playing time at running back because of injuries.