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ChiefsCountry
04-21-2008, 02:14 PM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2008/04/21/kansas_city_agrees_to_terms_with_unrestricted_free_agent_c_wade_smith/

Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Monday that the club has agreed to terms of a two-year contract with unrestricted free agent C Wade Smith. As per Chiefs policy, no other terms of the agreement was made available.

Smith (6-4, 296) has worked primarily at tackle during his NFL career, but is expected to compete at center with Kansas City. He played in 14 games as a reserve offensive lineman and on special teams for the N.Y. Jets in 2007. He spent two seasons (2006-07) with the Jets, appearing in 23 contests. The sixth-year pro has seen action in 45 games, opening 18 contests at left tackle. Prior to joining the Jets, Smith spent three campaigns (2003-05) with Miami after entering the NFL as a third-round draft choice (78th overall) of the Dolphins in 2003.

Smith started all 16 games at left tackle for the Dolphins as a rookie, earning consensus all-rookie honors. He joined tackles Richmond Webb and Todd Wade as only the third rookie tackle in franchise history to open all 16 games. Smith spent the entire 2005 campaign on injured reserve with Miami after suffering a forearm injury in training camp. He attended camp with the Dolphins in 2006, but was released prior to the start of the regular season.

The Memphis product was a four-year letterman and two-year starter at left tackle for the Tigers. Smith was named second-team All-Conference USA as a senior. He led Lake Highland High School of Lake Highland, Texas to the regional title in 98.

StcChief
04-21-2008, 02:17 PM
Good a cheap vet linemen coming off injury needing a change of scenery .....

OnTheWarpath58
04-21-2008, 02:18 PM
Before someone posts something stupid, notice that he played for the Jets in 2006 and 2007, while Herm was HERE.

el borracho
04-21-2008, 02:20 PM
A smart (but dull) signing. He competes in camp for cheap. If he is good- we keep him; if he sucks- he's gone.

Gonzo
04-21-2008, 02:21 PM
Before someone posts something stupid, notice that he played for the Jets in 2006 and 2007, while Herm was HERE.

What a surprise, Herm goes after one of his rejec.......















(Nevermind)

OnTheWarpath58
04-21-2008, 02:22 PM
What a surprise, Herm goes after one of his rejec.......


(Nevermind)

:D

DaKCMan AP
04-21-2008, 02:23 PM
Good signing for depth.

the Talking Can
04-21-2008, 02:25 PM
upside...denver...etc...

Dicky McElephant
04-21-2008, 02:27 PM
Sweet....now let's trade him for picks!

Huffman83
04-21-2008, 03:02 PM
Not a bad signing....just kind of a blah signing.

It looks like he played 14 games last year as a back up...however if he was in at C or what who knows?


Height: 6-4 Weight: 318 Age: 26

He's young, and a decent sized lineman.

Rooster
04-21-2008, 03:03 PM
Sweet....now let's trade him for picks!

ROFLROFL I want a 3rd and a 5th for him. Somebody get on the phone.

SNR
04-21-2008, 03:03 PM
http://www.ubid.com/promo/bearbelly/img/tickets-LG.jpg

PRINT'EM, BITCHES!

OnTheWarpath58
04-21-2008, 03:04 PM
Damn, I just noticed his height/weight.

Off the top of my head, he'd be one of the heavier centers in the league.

Micjones
04-21-2008, 03:04 PM
Not a bad signing.

Direckshun
04-21-2008, 03:16 PM
Camp fodder, nothing more.

Hard to complain about it, though.

Micjones
04-21-2008, 03:17 PM
Camp fodder, nothing more.

Hard to complain about it, though.

Camp fodder, when we have no identifiable Center currently?

Dave Lane
04-21-2008, 03:29 PM
What a resume. Miami, Jets with Herm and Chiefs with herm what level of hell do you have to reach to have that fate!!

Dave

Delano
04-21-2008, 03:31 PM
Camp fodder, when we have no identifiable Center currently?

It's okay, there is a plan in place.

http://www.kcchiefs.com/media/players/rudy_niswanger.jpg

OnTheWarpath58
04-21-2008, 03:36 PM
Camp fodder, when we have no identifiable Center currently?

It's been mentioned several time sin interviews with Herm that as of now, Niswanger is the starter at center.

If Smith can beat him out, and we can move Rudy back to guard, even better.

I think he's a little more than camp fodder, he started all 16 games at LT as a rookie for a 10-6 Dolphins team that only allowed 31 sacks. Not bad considering the QB's were Fiedler and Griese, not the most mobile guys out there.

MIAdragon
04-21-2008, 03:36 PM
I think this guy lost his playing time to McIntosh in Miami.

Dicky McElephant
04-21-2008, 03:38 PM
What a resume. Miami, Jets with Herm and Chiefs with herm what level of hell do you have to reach to have that fate!!

Dave

Read Post #3 smart guy.

Stryker
04-21-2008, 03:38 PM
Sweet....now let's trade him for picks!

ROFLROFLROFL

OnTheWarpath58
04-21-2008, 03:39 PM
I think this guy lost his playing time to McIntosh in Miami.

From what I've found, it was due to injury, not performance.

Micjones
04-21-2008, 03:59 PM
It's been mentioned several time sin interviews with Herm that as of now, Niswanger is the starter at center.

That doesn't exactly say much.
It's April. And we have no other options there.
Chiefs brass has to have some idea of who would play there if the season started today.

OnTheWarpath58
04-21-2008, 04:03 PM
That doesn't exactly say much.
It's April. And we have no other options there.
Chiefs brass has to have some idea of who would play there if the season started today.

That's my point.

Herm flat out said in an interview 3-4 weeks ago, that if the season started today, Niswanger is the guy.

The Smith signing is a good one IMO, because it can provide competition at 2 positions (C, T) instead of 1.

Direckshun
04-21-2008, 04:17 PM
The guy's been out of the league for a while.

He's camp fodder.

OnTheWarpath58
04-21-2008, 04:19 PM
The guy's been out of the league for a while.

He's camp fodder.

On this team, with this OL, there's no such thing as Camp Fodder, IMO.

Everyone is gonna get a shot.

MIAdragon
04-21-2008, 04:35 PM
The guy's been out of the league for a while.

He's camp fodder.

Huh he played last year?

Chieficus
04-21-2008, 04:42 PM
Damn, I just noticed his height/weight.

Off the top of my head, he'd be one of the heavier centers in the league.

Well, Herm does want less finess and more power to the line, so a bigger and stronger center would be a logical fit... but even then, yeah, his weight still seems huge for a C...

philfree
04-21-2008, 04:48 PM
I like it for a thrifty signing. If this guy could play LT and he's gonna compete for C then I can't help but think he could play RT as well as G.

PhilFree:arrow:

Sully
04-21-2008, 04:57 PM
Chris Bober: The Sequel

Now...BOBIER!!!!!

Ultra Peanut
04-21-2008, 05:27 PM
**** yeah!

LiL stumppy
04-21-2008, 06:44 PM
lol, he's just what we need.

beach tribe
04-21-2008, 06:47 PM
Bring em all in. We need all the potential diamonds in the rough we can find. Sometimes you have to dig through shit to find them.

evolve27
04-21-2008, 07:00 PM
Bring em all in. We need all the potential diamonds in the rough we can find. Sometimes you have to dig through shit to find them.

:LOL:

EyePod
04-21-2008, 07:01 PM
Gotta love this description of him from ESPN....

2008 Scouting Report - Scouts Inc.
Grade: 53 | Key (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/scouts/news/story?id=2996209)
Alert: None

Comment: Smith is a former third-round pick of the Miami Dolphins who has never really developed as a football player. He began his career as a starter but lost his starting job in 2004 in Miami. He has solid height and size for the position and good overall feet for the left-tackle position. He is a good athlete with above-average range and mobility. He flashes some quickness in pass pro. He shows the ability to mirror and slide with edge rushers. Physically however, he is not very strong. He is not a natural knee-bender, which hinders his strength. He gets very little movement at the point of attack and gets walked back vs. power players. He does not sustain blocks in the run game and is on the ground far too often. He still does not have a very good feel for the game. Not quick to read block schemes. He is slow out of his stance at times. He does not recover very well. The Jets have worked him inside at guard, but he lacks the strength to be consistent inside unless he is in more of a zone blocking run scheme, where athletic ability is of more value than pure size and strength. He is still young and he has some starting experience.



Basically, he's big and dumb... but athletic.....sometimes.....

Mr. Laz
04-21-2008, 07:12 PM
iirc Wade smith was pretty highly ranked coming out of college ... like mid 1st round or something.

low risk .... high reward

that'll work

JohnnyV13
04-21-2008, 07:16 PM
uh,

if that scouting report is any good, we're moving a guy that doesn't have a good feel for blocking schemes to a position where he's going to call out protections.

thurman merman
04-21-2008, 09:28 PM
i wish the chiefs would sign starting offensive linemen instead of reserve offensive linemen. that would be way more awesome.