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Old 03-10-2010   #1
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http://www.39online.com/news/sns-ap-...,1102651.story

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HOUSTON (AP) — Offensive lineman Wade 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 $5.25 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.
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FINALLLY.... lets party. good job rick lol
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Who's Wade Smith? Don't want to sound like a noob but is he any good??
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Default Re: Texans sign Wade Smith

Biggest FA splash, Julius Peppers with the Bears or Wade Smith with the Texans?

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I have no problem with this, even if it's just depth.
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Who's Wade Smith? Don't want to sound like a noob but is he any good??
Versatile O-lineman that played C for the the Kansas City Chefs last year.
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Not really a "sexy" signing, but I like it.
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Any help we can get on the O line is a good thing.
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Not really a "sexy" signing, but I like it.
I agree, good signing and not for too much money either.
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Good signing, maybe he can relieve Chris Myers of his duties.........
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Default Re: Texans sign Wade Smith

BOOOO McNair! You should have signed him for more money!

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Any help on the OLine is needed, his versatility will be an asset, and the Cheifs actually had a few games where Jamal Charles had success running the ball last year even with a poor passing game. How much of that was Wade is uncertain, but he had some part in it.

Finally we have gotten that first one under our belt, let's get a few more and a solid draft and get to 10 wins.

Cheers!
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Hell yeah we got Wade Smith!!!!!


Our running game is going to be deadly next season now. We will dominate!
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Smart move. While he was on the Chiefs, he was a solid starting OG last year. His versatility allows him to also play Center. I expect the texans to still draft another OG/OC in the draft, but they can wait a little now.

Perhaps next year's line looks like this:

Brown---Smith---Caldwell----Briesel---Winston.

Myers, White, Studdard, and new draft pick compete for backup spots.
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Who's Wade Smith? Don't want to sound like a noob but is he any good??
Especially on the 1st page of this thread you can find out more about him.

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70089

His biggest calling card is the ability to play in all spots across the line.

Here was Kubiak's take on him a couple of days ago.

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/St...?story_id=6082


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"(Versatility) is the biggest thing with him," Kubiak said. "I've chased this kid a couple of times. I chased him in Denver, and now I get a chance here in Houston. He can play a lot of spots. We see him as an inside player. We want him to come compete at the center/guard position for our football team. We think that's going to be a very competitive position for our team this year, so we'll see what he thinks of it."
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Good signing. We need OL help.

Now, we can focus more to draft FS, CB, RB and DT in early rounds.

Go Texans!!!
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Good signing. It is rare that a player visits 3 teams anymore and then picks his best option. Usally if they fly out of town it isn't going to happen. At least in the first week or so of free agency. I like this guy because he chose Houston not because we over paid him.
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As much as I would like to get behind the guy and think he's a versatile OL who is coming for a starting job....
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Default Re: Texans sign Wade Smith

Could it be? Does this mean the end of Chris Myers as a Texan?

This could truly be a glorious day indeed. This also helps make G/C less of a need early in the draft.

thanks Smith. not a sexy or high impact signing, but it does afford the Texans some flexibility come draft day.
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Overpaid him? No. It's probably because we made him the best offer he could get or wanted.
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Not really a "sexy" signing, but I like it.
I like the signing, too. Sexy doesn't win championships. Large, sweaty men in the trenches do.
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