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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

The First Fifteen: Week 12

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
Previewing the three terrific Turkey Day games; the crucial Giants-Saints Monday-nighter; Matt Leinart's first start for the Texans; and much more.

Texans' Leinart has great weapons, coaching working in his favor

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Texans new starting QB Matt Leinart has not attempted a regular-season pass in more than two years, but we hear he is in a great position to succeed.

Beware the Ides of November?

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
Matt Leinart is getting a second chance to prove he belongs in the NFL, but Tom Danyluk reminds us that November has not been friendly terrain for the Texans.

QB Leinart gets his chance with Texans in need

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
When the Texans return from their bye next week, Matt Leinart will have a first-place team to lead now that Matt Schaub is out indefinitely.

The First Fifteen: Week 11

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
Taking an early look at the Week 11 contests of note, including Falcons-Titans, Bengals-Ravens, Eagles-Giants and plenty more.

Report: Texans QB Schaub done for the season

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 6 p.m. ET
Texans head coach Gary Kubiak announced that Matt Leinart will start at quarterback in Week 12, as Matt Schaub will reportedly miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.

Schaub, Texans have no trouble with Bucs

Posted Nov. 13, 2011 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub threw for two long touchdowns to help the AFC South-leading Houston Texans beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37-9.

Texans thrilled with FB Vickers

Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
Texans FB Lawrence Vickers and the Houston rushing attack was so good in James Casey's absence that Vickers has taken over the starting job.

The First Fifteen: Week 10

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
We take an early look at a huge AFC North tussle, another big one in the NFC South and all the rest of the best action in Week 10.

Too much Foster, Tate for Browns

Posted Nov. 06, 2011 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
Arian Foster rushed for 124 yards, Ben Tate ran for 115 and both scored touchdowns in the Texans' 30-12 win over the Browns.

Browns-Texans matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 05, 2011 @ 8 a.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Texans game.

Browns-Texans matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 04, 2011 @ 10:44 a.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Texans game.

Texans ILB Ryans will resume greater workload

Posted Nov. 03, 2011 @ 11:04 p.m. ET
Texans ILB DeMeco Ryans will be tested following the season-ending quad injury to reserve Darryl Sharpton.

Browns-Texans matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 03, 2011 @ 10:58 a.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Texans game.

Browns-Texans matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2011 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Texans game.

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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