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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

Playoff scenarios for Week 14

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
Here are the playoff scenarios for Week 14, as provided by the NFL.

Texans' 'D' continues its dominance in win over Falcons

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 6:42 p.m. ET
The Texans' defense came up big again, holding the Falcons to their lowest point total of the season in Sunday's 17-10 Houston victory.

Texans get sixth straight win, beat Falcons 17-10

Posted Dec. 04, 2011 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Rookie T.J. Yates threw a touchdown pass in his first NFL start, Arian Foster rushed for 111 yards and Houston overcame another hamstring injury to Andre Johnson to beat Atlanta 17-10 on Sunday.

Dolphins waive QB Rosenfels

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 6:38 p.m. ET
After reportedly refusing to let QB Sage Rosenfels go, the Dolphins have waived him from the non-football injury list, his agent, Rick Smith, confirmed.

Texans' special teams loom large with rookie under center

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
With rookie QB T.J. Yates under center, Houston will lean more on other areas of the club, including a strong return game.

Texans sign QB Delhomme

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
After Matt Leinart was placed on injured reserve, on Tuesday the Texans signed QB Jake Delhomme to provide insurance behind rookie QB T.J. Yates.

The First Fifteen: Week 13

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
If he's healthy, Troy Polamalu and the Steelers will have another chance to take down Andy Dalton and the Bengals; plus the rest of the Week 13 action.

Week 12 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Chris "Beanie" Wells, Connor Barwin and Shane Lechler as its Players of the Week.

Texans' fortunes hang on rookie QB Yates

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
The Texans are down to Plan C at quarterback: rookie fifth-rounder T.J. Yates. Their run game and "D" will be pivotal, but Yates also must make some plays to keep the train rolling.

Leinart done for the season with broken collarbone

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 5:37 p.m. ET
Just two quarters into his first NFL start in two seasons, Matt Leinart's season ended with a broken left collarbone.

Shorts and Shells: Week 12

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 4:30 a.m. ET
The Texans have a new man in the spotlight; Ndamukong Suh let his teammates down; the real reasons the Broncos are winning; and much more from Week 12.

Texans lose Leinart, but beat Jags

Posted Nov. 27, 2011 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
Matt Leinart injured his throwing shoulder, overshadowing Houston's 20-13 victory against the offensively inept Jaguars on Sunday.

Leinart leaves game with shoulder injury

Posted Nov. 27, 2011 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Texans QB Matt Leinart suffered a shoulder injury late in the first half of the team's Week 12 game vs. Jacksonville and will not return.

Texans ORT Winston becomes blind-side protector of Leinart

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
With Matt Schaub heading to injured reserve, the spotlight will be on Texans QB Matt Leinart, but ORT Eric Winston also will have added responsibility.

Texans place Schaub on I.R.; sign Clemens

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
The Texans have placed QB Matt Schaub on injured reserve and signed Kellen Clemens to be a backup to new starter Matt Leinart.

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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