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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

Brees, Zimmer among PFWA award winners

Posted June 08, 2010 @ noon ET
The Professional Football Writers of America announced their annual awards Tuesday, and Saints QB Drew Brees, Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and longtime personnel director Gil Brandt were among the winners.

Texans CB Jackson starts strong

Posted May 29, 2010 @ 8:05 a.m. ET
Texans CB Kareem Jackson, the club's first-round draft pick out of Alabama, was installed as a starter in the club's May offseason team activities, and he has fared well.

Schedule must be weighed in predicting outcomes

Posted May 24, 2010 @ 9:55 a.m. ET
Don’t tell me the schedule doesn’t matter in the NFL. Here’s a look at teams that will benefit the most and be hindered the most by whom they play this season.

Texans sign RS-WR Holliday

Posted May 18, 2010 @ 10:49 p.m. ET
The Texans announced the signing of RS-WR Trindon Holliday on Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed.

Report: Texans WR Johnson unhappy with deal

Posted May 17, 2010 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Texans WR Andre Johnson skipped the beginning of the Texans' OTAs on Monday to express his displeasure with his contract, The Houston Chronicle reported. Johnson has five years remaining on his contract.

Cushing denies taking banned substance

Posted May 13, 2010 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing, facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances, said Thursday said he did not "inject or ingest" any illegal substances.

Cushing retains AP rookie honor

Posted May 12, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing will keep his 2009 Defensive Rookie of the Year honor from The Associated Press after he won a revote held by the organization this week. However, he lost his spot on the AP's All-Pro second ...

Source: Cushing failed one drug test

Posted May 11, 2010 @ 8:48 p.m. ET
Texans LB Brian Cushing was suspended by the league for testing positive for hCG, a fertility drug that is on the NFL's list of banned substances, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press.

NFLPA issues statement on performance-enhancing drugs

Posted May 11, 2010 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
In light of Texans SLB Brian Cushing's four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith issued a statement Tuesday on the union's stance on performance-enhancing drugs.

Report: Texans agree with LB Clark

Posted May 11, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
The Texans and veteran LB Danny Clark have agreed to terms on a contract, The Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday.

AP conducts revote on Cushing's awards

Posted May 11, 2010 @ 1:49 a.m. ET
In the wake of the four-game suspension levied against Texans LB Brian Cushing for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, The Associated Press says it is conducting a revote of the awards Cushing won at the end of ...

Holliday adds to Texans' wealth of return weapons

Posted May 08, 2010 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
Clocked at 4.21 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the Combine, rookie RS-WR Trindon Holliday's speed could make him an asset on a couple of fronts for Houston in his first NFL season.

Report: Texans LB Cushing suspended four games

Posted May 07, 2010 @ 6:46 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing will be suspended for the first four games of the 2010 regular season for violating the NFL's steroid policy, ESPN.com reported Friday.

2010 draft choices by team: Texans

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:30 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Houston Texans in the 2010 NFL draft.

Report: Texans agree with TE Gaines

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
The Texans agreed to terms with UFA TE Michael Gaines on a one-year contract, NFL.com's Jason La Canfora reported via his Twitter feed on Friday.

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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