UPDATE THE SECOND: The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Sean Smith to a three-year deal.
The Chiefs have agreed to terms with CB Sean Smith, formerly of the Dolphins
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 14, 2013
On paper — and you know, that’s where football contests are always won and lost — the Chiefs now have a secondary that could ascend to join the league’s elite defensive backfields. Or maybe that’s a bit premature, but the potential is certainly there.
After signing Smith to a three-year deal worth $18 million (a whopping $11 million of which is guaranteed), the Chiefs now have a cornerback trio consisting of the former Dolphin, Brandon Flowers, and Dunta Robinson to play alongside safety Eric Berry. Chasing Smith and stockpiling corners became a necessity for the Chiefs after the divisional rival Broncos signed Wes Welker yesterday, and he joined a group of receivers that was already sort of pretty good already with Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas.
One of their Smith or Robinson will likely slide over to primarily play in the slot, and it’ll most likely be Robinson after he was often used there this past season by the Falcons.
UPDATE: The Eagles are now out of the running for the services of Sean Smith
Eagles are out of the running for Sean Smith, per source.
— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) March 14, 2013
According to Ian Rapoport, four teams are interested in the services of free agent corner back Sean Smith. The Eagles, 49ers, Buccaneers, and Chiefs are all looking to sign Smith however Smith has yet to come to a decision.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2013
Smith was drafted by the Dolphins in the 2009 Draft with a pick that was acquired from the Indianapolis Colts. The Dolphins then signed him to a four-year deal worth $3.16 million. Last season, Smith started all sixteen games for the Dolphins while recording 53 tackles to go along with 2 interceptions and 3 forced fumbles.