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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 make RB change

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
The Texans have signed RB Chris Ogbonnaya from their practice squad and released former featured back Steve Slaton.

The First Fifteen: Week Four

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Time for Chris Johnson to step up, dissecting the 3-0 Lions, awaiting the fun that is Ravens-Jets and plenty of other tidbits to look for in Sunday's upcoming games.

Struggles in red zone come back to bite Texans

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
After finishing the season ranked fifth overall in red-zone efficiency a season ago, the Texans are 30th in the league in that department through three weeks.

Brees brings Saints back in 40-33 win over Houston

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed for 370 yards and three touchdowns, and twice led the Saints back from fourth-quarter deficits in a 40-33 victory over the Texans on Sunday.

Playoff football a distant memory for these teams

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 3:16 a.m. ET
Teams with the longest current playoff droughts include the Bills, whose last postseason action, in the '99 season, was ended by the "Music City Miracle."

Rookie P Hartmann easing Texans' concerns with fast start

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
The Texans rolled the dice on undrafted rookie P Brett Hartmann, who is making the club look good for its decision.

Texans OL Butler placed on injured reserve

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
The Texans have placed OT Rashad Butler on injured reserve because of an elbow sprain.

Phillips transforming Texans' 'D'

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Proven coordinator Wade Phillips is working his magic in turning around Houston's maligned defense.

First Fifteen: Early look at Week Three

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of the First Fifteen, we focus on the 2-0 and 0-2 teams as we reach a critical early juncture in the young 2011 season.

Texans improve to 2-0 with win in Miami

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson helped the Texans hand the Dolphins their 11th home loss in their last 12 home games.

Texans place rookie CB Carmichael on I.R.

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
The Texans placed CB Roc Carmichael on injured reserve on Friday, ending the season for the fourth-round draft pick.

Texans' Achilles' heel may be lack of WR depth

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 3:18 a.m. ET
The Texans avoided a blow when WR Kevin Walter escaped Week One with only a bruised shoulder, but a lack of depth at the position is a concern.

Texans re-sign WR Anderson

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
The Texans re-signed WR David Anderson to fill a void at wideout with Kevin Walter nursing a shoulder injury.

Texans' Walter has bad bruise, not fracture

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
Texans WR Kevin Walter has a badly bruised collarbone, not the fractured collarbone that had been initially reported Monday.

Texans roll past Manning-less Colts

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Colts looked lost without Peyton Manning and the Texans took advantage, with Jacoby Jones returning a punt 79 yards for a touchdown in a 34-7 rout Sunday.

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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