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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

Texans rookie Reed can make impact as pass rusher

Posted Oct. 14, 2011 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
Losing Mario Williams is a huge blow for the Texans, but we hear rookie OLB Brooks Reed can make an impact as a pass rusher.

Report: Texans trade for WR Mason

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 10:48 p.m. ET
The Texans have reportedly acquired veteran WR Derrick Mason from the Jets in exchange for a conditional draft choice.

The First Fifteen: Week Six

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Taking a look at some of the key Week Six matchups, including Eagles-Redskins, Patriots-Cowboys, Falcons-Panthers and, yes, Lions-49ers.

Texans OLB Williams to miss the remainder of the season

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
Texans OLB Mario William left Sunday's game against the Raiders with a pectoral injury and did not return. According to a report, he will be out for the remainder of the season. 

Group effort will be needed by Texans to replace OLB Williams

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
The hits keep on coming for the Texans, who lost OLB Mario Williams to a season-ending pectoral injury one week after Andre Johnson suffered a slightly torn hamstring.

Late INT by Huff seals Raiders win

Posted Oct. 09, 2011 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Michael Huff intercepted Matt Schaub's pass in the end zone on the final play to secure the Raiders 25-20 win over the Texans.

Texans have firepower to stay afloat without Johnson

Posted Oct. 07, 2011 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
The Texans will miss WR Andre Johnson, out for at least the next three weeks with a hamstring injury, but they have the offensive firepower to stay afloat until he returns.

Foster leads AFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster, Ravens LB Jarret Johnson and Chiefs PK Ryan Succop were named AFC Players of the Week.

Texans WR Johnson could be out three weeks

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 7:47 p.m. ET
The Texans could be without star WR Andre Johnson for three weeks because of a hamstring injury.

The First Fifteen: Week Five

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Here's an early look at the Week Five action, the first shortened (and the bye isn't coming at a great time for a few teams) week of the 2011 NFL season.

Texans' 'D' learning how to finish games

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
The Texans' "D" is still learning how to play a full four quarters. But by dominating in the first half, and finishing with a bang, it held off the defending AFC champs.

Texans top Steelers, but lose Johnson

Posted Oct. 02, 2011 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Arian Foster rushed for 155 yards Sunday, including the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Texans' 17-10 win vs. the Steelers.

Texans DE Smith wreaking havoc from inside

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Texans DRE Antonio Smith plays the five-technique in defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' base 3-4, but his greatest impact has come from the inside.

Wes cuts different path in Phillips legacy

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Wes Phillips, the third generation of great NFL coaches behind grandfather "Bum" and father Wade, has made a name for himself with — yes, Wade's old team — the Cowboys.

Dolphins add RB Slaton

Posted Sept. 28, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The Dolphins were awarded ex-Texans RB Steve Slaton off waivers on Wednesday. To make room for Slaton, the team waived DE Ryan Baker.

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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