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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 RB Foster inactive for Week One

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster has been ruled inactive and will not play in the team's Week One game against the Colts.

Manning ruled out for Week One

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
Colts vice chairman Bill Polian said on ESPN Radio Wednesday that Peyton Manning has been ruled out for the team's season opener on Sunday against the Texans.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Manning 'doubtful' for opener, won't practice

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
The Colts have decided to hold out QB Peyton Manning out of practice, leaving him "doubtful" to play in the team's season opener vs. Houston.

Man found dead after party at home of Texans' Smith

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
A man was found dead Sunday morning in the swimming pool at the home of Texans DE Antonio Smith, the Houston Chronicle reported Sunday.

Texans announce cuts, including rookie

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
The Texans announced their cuts on Saturday afternoon, which included 2011 fifth-round pick Shiloh Keo.

Texans finding ways to get S Nolan on field

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
Texans SS Troy Nolan, a playmaker who is always around the ball, will be a part of Houston's nickel package this season, the way we hear it.

Ponder, Vikings beat Texans

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 11:42 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder made more plays with his legs than his arm to direct two touchdown drives and make a push for the backup QB job as Minnesota beat Houston 28-0 on Thursday night.

Burying Manning, Colts a mistake

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Texans are PFW's consensus pick to win the AFC South, but contributing writer Arthur Arkush isn't ready to bury the Colts and Peyton Manning.

Texans 2011 preview

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
The Texans believe Wade Phillips will fix their defensive woes and lift them to the playoffs at last. Learn more in PFW's in-depth team preview.

Foster hurt, says he will be back for Week One

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster, the league's top rusher last season, tweaked his hamstring and had to leave the team's preseason game vs. the 49ers on Saturday night.

Schaub recovers from interception to lead Texans

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 11:40 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub recovered after an early interception, leading the Texans on scoring drives in each of their next three series in a 30-7 exhibition rout of the rebuilding 49ers on Saturday night.

Texans FB Casey exceeding expectations

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 2:21 a.m. ET
Texans FB James Casey is making the loss of All-Pro FB Vonta Leach easier to swallow with his impressive start to the preseason.

RBs Foster, Tate power Texans past Saints

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for two touchdowns and Ben Tate rushed for 95 yards and another score in the first half of the Texans' 27-14 win over the Saints.

Ogbonnaya shines in Texans' opener

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 11:50 p.m. ET
Chris Ogbonnaya caught a TD pass from Matt Leinart and ran for the winning score in the Texans' 20-16 win over the Jets on Monday night.

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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