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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

Air attack and run defense lead Giants over Texans

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
Eli Manning threw two of his three touchdown passes to Hakeem Nicks and the New York Giants held Houston to a franchise-low 24 yards rushing in a 34-10 win over the Texans on Sunday.

Injuries, blocking duties hold down Daniels' receiving totals

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 1:04 a.m. ET
Texans TE Owen Daniels has seen his pass-catching numbers drop significantly because of various injuries and a need to pass-block more often, according to AFC South Whispers.

Cushing's return comes as schedule offers Texans no relief

Posted Oct. 09, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing was a physical, playmaking, turnover-forcing presence as a rookie, and his influence in each of these specific areas will aid the defense in his return. 

Mario Williams limited in practice

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
A groin injury has limited Texans DE Mario Williams in practice this week.

Texans sign DE Anderson

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
The Texans have signed former Bears DE Mark Anderson. The Bears cut Anderson on Tuesday and replaced him with veteran DE Charles Grant.

Texans' win at Oakland highlights depth, talent, resiliency

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 10:17 p.m. ET
The Texans are second in the NFL in offense and last in defense, but the return of SLB Brian Cushing is a major help to the "D," and the offense thrived at less-than-full strength in a 31-24 win at Oakland ...

Foster returns from benching to score twice in Texans win

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Arian Foster returned from an early game benching to score on a 74-yard run and an 10-yard catch in the second half to lead the Houston Texans to a 31-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Texans RB Foster does not start (coach's decision)

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster did not start against the Raiders in Week Four because of a coach's decision, according to multiple reports.

Harris: Foster can be 'complete' with work

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 1:17 p.m. ET
Arian Foster won the Texans' starting RB job with an improved approach to his job, and the work paid off handsomely in the first month of the season. Now, Texans RB coach Chick Harris wants him to sustain that progress.  

Kubiak: Texans WR Johnson 'game-time' decision

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said that WR Andre Johnson's playing status for Sunday will be a "game-time decision," according to the club.

Texans sign Paymah, fail to add Schobel

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 10:40 a.m. ET
The Texans have reportedly added veteran DB Karl Paymah to their secondary.

Cowboys top Texans 27-13, earn first win

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes to Roy Williams, Marion Barber ran for another score and the Dallas Cowboys got their first win by beating the Houston Texans 27-13 on Sunday.

Texans' defense faltering vs. pass, stuffing run

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The Texans' defensive problems against the pass have been glaring, but their sustained success against the run is notable, too. 

Texans sign OT Salaam

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 6:46 p.m. ET
The Texans announced the signing of OT Ephraim Salaam on Wednesday. Salaam's signing comes one day after Duane Brown was suspended for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Texans starting OLT Brown suspended four games

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Texans starting OLT Duane Brown has been suspended by the NFL for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

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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