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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

Kubiak: TE Daniels will be back with Texans

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 10:37 p.m. ET
Houston head coach Gary Kubiak has assured the media that Owen Daniels will return next season even though the star tight end endured an injury-plagued campaign, according to AFC South Whispers.

Texans appear to have some 3-4 pieces in place

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 6:07 p.m. ET
With the Texans hiring Wade Phillips to fix one of the NFL's worst defenses, the focus turns to who will execute his defense.

Texans hire Phillips as defensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 5:37 p.m. ET
The Texans hired former Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips as their defensive coordinator on Wednesday, the club announced.

Texans announce Kubiak stays, defense changes

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
The Texans have announced that head coach Gary Kubiak will be retained for a sixth season in Houston, but his coaching staff will have a different look in 2011.

Week 17 Players of the Week

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 9:47 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Texans RB Arian Foster, Packers OLB Erik Walden and Patriots WR-PR Julian Edelman as its Players of the Week.

Foster, Texans end Jaguars' playoff hopes

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for 180 yards to capture the NFL rushing title, and the Houston Texans ended Jacksonville's playoff hopes with a 34-17 win over the Jaguars on Sunda

Texans WR Johnson to have ankle surgery; will miss season finale

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
Texans WR Andre Johnson will have arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle and miss Sunday's season finale against the Jaguars.

Texans TE Daniels makes late return to form

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 9:20 p.m. ET
In the final weeks of the season, TE Owen Daniels finally started to again consistently show the playmaking ability that has distinguished him in his five-year NFL career.

Reports: Kubiak could be back in Houston with new defensive coordinator

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
Embattled Texans head coach Gary Kubiak could be back in 2011, but with a new defensive coordinator, the NFL Network and The Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday.

Texans' inability to stop Tebow a new low

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 12:50 a.m. ET
In a terribly disappointing season for the Texans' defense, its second-half collapse at Denver Sunday may take the cake.

Tebow leads Broncos back in 24-23 win

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
Tim Tebow rallied the Broncos past the Texans 24-23 when he scored on a 6-yard scramble with three minutes left in his first home start Sunday, capping a comeback from a 17-point halftime deficit.

Smith, Cushing say on-field flare-up forgotten

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
Houston's Antonio Smith and Brian Cushing say the confrontation between the two during the Week 15 game at Tennessee was a "heat-of-the-moment thing" that has been patched up, according to AFC South Whispers.

Texans' first-half woes prove too much to overcome

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 9:50 p.m. ET
Besides their very disappointing pass defense, slow starts have hampered the Texans all season, as evidenced by a few relevant statistics.

Tebow will remain Broncos starting QB

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
Broncos head coach Eric Studesville announced Monday that Tim Tebow will remain the team's starting quarterback and start against the Texans on Sunday.

Collins, Johnson lead Titans over Houston

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Kerry Collins threw for two touchdowns and 237 yards and Chris Johnson ran for a TD and 130 yards as the Tennessee Titans snapped a six-game skid by beating the Houston Texans 31-17 on 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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