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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

Kickoffs help steady Rackers win PK job

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
Accurate on field goals, Neil Rackers' kickoffs played a key role in him winning the Texans' PK job over longtime incumbent Kris Brown.

Texans agree with ex-Cardinals QB Leinart

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 10:43 a.m. ET
The Texans have agreed with former Cardinals QB Matt Leinart on a one-year contract, The Houston Chronicle and ESPN.com reported Monday morning.

Texans place PK Brown on I.R.

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
According to a report from PFW's Texans correspondent John McClain in the Houston Chronicle, PK Kris Brown, who was cut by the team on Saturday, has been placed on injured reserve because the team and player have yet to ...

Jones, Foster ready to transform Texans' 'O'

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 7:56 a.m. ET
The Texans' offense will look different in 2010 but could be even more potent thanks to the emergence of two rising stars.

Report: Texans to sign RB Ward

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
Just a few days after being released by the Buccaneers, RB Derrick Ward will be signed by the Texans, according to PFW's Texans correspondent John McClain.

Report: Texans choose PK Rackers over Brown

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
Neil Rackers has won the Texans' placekicking job after a solid performance this preseason, displacing incumbent Kris Brown, according to PFW's Texans correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Report: Free-agent RB Ward visiting Texans

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
A report on the NFL Network says that free-agent RB Derrick Ward, who was released by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, is visiting the Texans on Friday.

Texans TE Daniels cleared to play

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
The Texans were the league's best passing offense in 2009 and will get one of their weapons back next week in the form of TE Owen Daniels.

Texans WR Holliday out for season

Posted Aug. 24, 2010 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The Texans lost another rookie for the rest of the year as Trindon Holliday will have surgery Wednesday to repair a broken thumb, ending his season.

Texans' 'D' determined to continue strong play

Posted Aug. 23, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Houston's defense finished the 2009 season strongly, but SS Bernard Pollard, one of the catalysts of the defense's impressive turnaround, knows that maintaining the momentum is a must.

Cushing's four-game suspension stands

Posted Aug. 19, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
The NFL has upheld Texans LB Brian Cushing's four-game suspension for testing positive for hCG.

Schobel chooses retirement over Texans

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
Two-time Pro Bowler Aaron Schobel has decided to retire from the NFL instead of play for the Texans or a number of other suitors.

Loss of Tate tests Texans' RB depth

Posted Aug. 15, 2010 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
In a game where the Texans lost rookie RB Ben Tate to a right ankle injury, first-string RB Arian Foster impressed in the Texans' preseason opener at Arizona, rushing for 31 yards on four carries.

Cushing: 'Overtrained athlete syndrome' caused positive test

Posted Aug. 09, 2010 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing indicated Monday that "overtrained athlete syndrome" caused a positive test for hCG, a banned substance that resulted in a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances.

Texans, WR Johnson strike deal

Posted Aug. 05, 2010 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
The Texans and WR Andre Johnson have agreed on a new contract that runs through the 2016 season, the team announced Thursday. The deal will make him the highest-paid receiver in football, Johnson confirmed.

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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