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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

McNair disappointed with 'underperforming' Texans

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Texans owner Bob McNair spoke to the media after Wednesday's practice and said he's disappointed in the team's performance this season, calling his team "underperforming."

2011 AFC South free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Titans WR Randy Moss is one of the more intriguing players who's due to become a free agent, highlighting our exclusive team-by-team list of AFC South players likely to become free agents in March.

Jets stun Texans on late Holmes TD

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
Santonio Holmes caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Mark Sanchez with 10 seconds left, lifting the New York Jets to a stunning 30-27 comeback victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

DE Smith one bright spot for subpar Texans 'D'

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 2:07 a.m. ET
Houston's defense may rank 31st in yardage given up, but DE Antonio Smith is one player who has improved over last season, according to AFC South Whispers.

Leinart could be eventual top backup to Schaub

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Texans QB Matt Schaub's knee injury does not appear to be anything serious, and he'll continue to be backed up by Dan Orlovsky for the time being. Yet Matt Leinart, should he re-sign in Houston for 2011, is ...

Schaub returns to Texans practice

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
The Texans got good news Thursday when QB Matt Schaub returned to practice after being hospitalized on Tuesday night with a bursa sac injury in his right knee.

Texans QB Schaub misses Wednesday's practice

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Texans QB Matt Schaub missed Wednesday's practice after spending Tuesday night in the hospital with a bursa sac issue in his knee.

Moves reflect Texans' need to quickly fix defense

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 10:24 p.m. ET
The Texans' decisions to give Brian Cushing more work at strong-side linebacker and to claim CB Jason Allen off waivers signal their urgency to improve a struggling defense.  

Texans TE Daniels ruled out of Week 10

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
Texans TE Owen Daniels has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

CB Allen claimed by Texans

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
The Texans have claimed Jason Allen off waivers, a day after the cornerback was released by the Dolphins.

AFC South midseason reports

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 9:15 a.m. ET
As the Texans' biggest surprise of 2010, RB Arian Foster has brought stability to a position that was a liability last season. Read our midseason reports on AFC South teams.

Former Packer Harris clears waivers

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
Former Packers CB Al Harris has cleared waivers and can sign with any team.

Momentum from Texans' fast start has disappeared

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 10:14 p.m. ET
The Texans, who seemed on the cusp of a breakout season after beginning the 2010 campaign with wins over the Colts and Redskins, have won just twice since and are back at .500 after a loss to San Diego Sunday.

Rivers' four TDs leads Chargers past Texans 29-23

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers threw four touchdown passes against the NFL's worst pass defense, and the San Diego Chargers earned their first road win of the season in beating the Houston Texans 29-23 on Sunday.

Texans WR Johnson playing through nagging ankle injury

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The right high ankle sprain suffered by Texans WR Andre Johnson in Week Two is something he continues to contend with, but it is something he has been able to play through. 

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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