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Wade Smith

Wade Smith - #74 - G

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 307 lbs.
Birthday 04/26/1981
Birthplace Dallas, TX
College Memphis
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 3rd round, 14th pick by Dolphins

Dreessen to sign with Broncos

Posted March 23, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Broncos announced Friday morning that they have agreed to terms on a contract with Texans UFA TE Joel Dreessen.

Ryans comes to Philly a born leader

Posted March 23, 2012 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
With Eagles fans, there is natural-born doubt. But if newly acquired LB DeMeco Ryans is healthy, he should be a terrific fit in the middle of the defense.

Texans trade LB Ryans to Eagles for pick

Posted March 20, 2012 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
The Texans have traded LB DeMeco Ryans to the Eagles for a fourth-round draft choice and a swap of third-rounders.

Reports: Bengals agree with CB Allen

Posted March 18, 2012 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Bengals have agreed to a contract with Texans UFA CB Jason Allen, multiple media outlets have reported.

Texans may draft kicker for first time ever

Posted March 17, 2012 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
With Houston possibly not being able to afford PK Neil Rackers, it could make franchise history, drafting a kicker for the first time.

Texans reach agreement with C Myers

Posted March 16, 2012 @ 9:50 p.m. ET
The Texans have come to terms with one of their own, free-agent C Chris Myers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday.

Raiders enter fray, sign Brisiel, Bartell

Posted March 16, 2012 @ 9:02 p.m. ET
The Raiders made their first two free-agent signings Friday, adding former Rams CB Ron Bartell and ex-Texans OG Mike Brisiel.

Texans confident Butler can replace Winston

Posted March 16, 2012 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
Following the surpising release of ORT Eric Winston, OT Rashad Butler becomes the Texans' new starter.

Bills land DE Williams

Posted March 15, 2012 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
After two days in Buffalo, the Bills will sign Pro Bowl DE Mario Williams to a six-year contract.

Phillips presented with PFW coaching award

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 1:14 a.m. ET
Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was honored as the 2011 Assistant Coach of the Year on Tuesday at the Ed Block Courage Awards.

Texans cut QB Leinart, FB Vickers

Posted March 13, 2012 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
The Texans released QB Matt Leinart on Monday evening, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The First Fifteen: Free-agency edition

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 10:23 p.m. ET
The NFL is on the verge of its annual round robin of free agents and teams filling out dance cards otherwise known as free agency, which begins Tuesday.

Texans release ORT Winston

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 7:02 p.m. ET
Texans OT Eric Winston has been released, he announced on his Twitter.

Report: Texans P Hartmann suspended four games

Posted March 10, 2012 @ 10:22 a.m. ET
The NFL has reportedly suspended Texans P Brett Hartmann four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Fantasy spins: Marshawn Lynch, Stevie Johnson and Arian Foster

Posted March 06, 2012 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
What do the signings of Marshawn Lynch, Stevie Johnson and Arian Foster mean from a fantasy angle? William Del Pilar breaks it down.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 11, 2010
Smith, an unrestricted free agent courted for his versatility, has agreed to terms with the Houston Texans, his Nashville-based agent, Brian Parker, confirmed. Smith's four-year deal includes $6.25 million in guaranteed money in the first year and averages about $3 million a season.||||||| An eight-year veteran who started 16 games over the last two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, Smith is expected to challenge for a starting job at guard or center with the Texans. He also was courted by the Buffalo Bills and Arizona Cardinals.
Posted April 21, 2008
The Chiefs signed Smith to a two-year contract.||||||| Smith has been primarily a tackle in his six-year career, but is expected to compete for the center spot with Kansas City, the Chiefs said Monday. The 6-foot-4, 296-pound Smith played the last two seasons with the New York Jets, primarily as an offensive lineman and on special teams. He's also played with the Miami Dolphins, which picked him in the third round in 2003.
Posted March 12, 2007
Smith, who played in nine games with the Jets last season, re-signed with New York on Monday.||||||| Smith, who is entering his fifth NFL season, signed with the Jets last September. He was originally drafted by Miami in the third round in 2003. He has played in 29 NFL games, starting 18.
Posted March 10, 2007
Smith, a backup offensive lineman, re-signed with the New York Jets for one year, agent Brian Parker said Saturday.||||||| The versatile unrestricted free agent spent most of last season with the Jets, where he was reunited with offensive line coach Tony Wise, who coached him in Miami. The Dolphins selected Smith in the third round of the 2003 draft and released him last year.

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