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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

Texans' Robinson will command top dollar

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Texans CB Dunta Robinson will test free agency, likely spelling the end of his career in Houston, but questions linger about whether the top corner available in free agency will be worth the substantial financial package he will command.

Coin flips determine draft order for six teams

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 9:21 a.m. ET
Three coin flips were conducted to determine the draft order for six teams Friday at the Combine.

Texans won't keep status quo in backfield

Posted Feb. 20, 2010 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
Some changes are likely coming in the Texans' backfield as the team looks to add a running back who'll challenge Steve Slaton.

Texans’ McNair gives Kubiak extension, vote of confidence

Posted Feb. 10, 2010 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Texans owner Bob McNair said he thinks the team will have a winner with head coach Gary Kubiak.

Cushing getting rest, focusing on mental aspect of game

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing expects to resume football workouts sometime in March, he said at the Super Bowl.

Texans sign Kubiak through 2012

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Texans have awarded head coach Gary Kubiak with a new three-year contract, the Houston Chronicle reported late Tuesday night.

Texans hire Knapp to work with Schaub

Posted Jan. 27, 2010 @ 3:10 a.m. ET
The Texans have hired Gregg Knapp as their new QB coach, reuniting him with QB Matt Schaub.

Injuries open door for Schaub to earn Pro Bowl spot

Posted Jan. 20, 2010 @ 9:20 p.m. ET
Texans QB Matt Schaub had a suspicion he might be a late addition to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, and to that end, he resumed workouts recently.

Thrown into deep end, Texans' Cushing thrived

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing believes that Houston's four-game winning streak to finish the season could have a carryover effect in a 2010 campaign in which expectations will be higher than ever.

Kubiak could go back to Denver roots for new offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 9:45 p.m. ET
With offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan joining his father, Mike, in Washington, the Texans are looking for a new play-caller.

Belichick: Bad field contributed to Welker's injury

Posted Jan. 05, 2010 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said on his weekly radio show with WEEI in Boston that WR Wes Welker's season-ending knee injury was the result of a bad playing surface in Houston.

Texans committed to Kubiak, extend Schaub's contract

Posted Jan. 04, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, Texans owner Bob McNair announced following Houston's 34-27 victory over New England Sunday that Gary Kubiak would return for the fifth and final year of his contract.

Patriots' Welker leaves field with apparent knee injury

Posted Jan. 03, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Patriots WR Wes Welker appeared to injure his left knee before sustaining contact in the first quarter of the game against the Texans.

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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