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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

Chargers TE Gates could miss Sunday's game

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
Chargers TE Antonio Gates popped the plantar fascia in his right foot. Combined with the toe and ankle injuries he has in his left leg, his status for Sunday's game vs. the Texans is not looking good.

Texans waive DE Ogunleye

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
The Texans placed veteran DE Adewale Ogunleye on waivers on Tuesday and replaced him with practice-squad LB Tim Jamison.

Colts beat Texans 30-17, take division lead

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw for two touchdowns and Mike Hart ran for a career-high 84 yards as the Colts held on for a 30-17 victory over Houston.

Monday-night inactives

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 7:43 p.m. ET
The following players are inactive for the Monday-night game between the Texans and Colts.

Saturday injury report for Texans-Colts

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week Eight Monday-night game, Houston at Indianapolis, showing the status of each injured player and to what degree each participated in his team's practices.

Colts RB Addai doubtful; Brown should return

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
The Colts don't expect to have starting RB Joseph Addai for Monday night's game against the Texans.

Texans searched players' lockers for banned substances

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 10:40 p.m. ET
Concerned that some of his players might be using illegal substances, Texans owner Bob McNair instructed team staffers to search the players' lockers and remove any substances not approved by the league.

Ward earns more playing time with Texans

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 8:33 p.m. ET
In his brief time with the Texans, and in limited work, reserve RB Derrick Ward has produced in a big way, rushing for 141 yards and three touchdowns — including bursts of 33 and 38 yards — in 17 carries in four ...

Texans move Cushing to MLB; sign DT Lewis

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
The Texans made some defensive changes on Monday, a week before they return to the gridiron in a Week Eight Monday night game against the Colts.

Texans left to replace ever-dependable Ryans

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
The loss of star MLB DeMeco Ryans to a season-ending Achilles tendon injury weakens a Texans defense that is struggling in multiple areas.

Texans lose MLB Ryans for the season

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 5:36 p.m. ET
The Texans scored a big comeback victory over the Chiefs in Week Six, but lost MLB DeMeco Ryans for the rest of the season with a torn Achilles' tendon.

Johnsons late TD lifts Texans past K.C.

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson with 28 seconds left to give Houston a stunning fourth-quarter comeback in the Texans' 35-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Fired Minnesota coach Brewster could return to NFL

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
An NFL insider has told PFW that Tim Brewster, who was fired Sunday as head coach at the University of Minnesota, could resurface in the NFL as an offensive assistant.

Texans' Jackson getting tough on-the-job training

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
Committing to young corners has worked before for Houston, but the Texans have yet to see the payoff with rookie Kareem Jackson, who's been targeted by opposing offenses and has been beaten numerous times, in various ways. 

Texans' pass defense, pass rush issues to watch

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 2:31 a.m. ET
As the Texans seek to play steadier after some up-and-down play early in the season, here are a few areas to watch. 

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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