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Sean Smith | Defensive Back

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 218
College: Utah
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Updating a previous item, Chiefs RCB Sean Smith's three-year contract is worth just $16.5 million in base value.
The cornerback market was a huge disappointment this year. Smith got paid more than anyone, and his lowly $5.5 million annual average doesn't even put him among the league's top-12 corners. Smith received $7.465 million in fully guaranteed money. He can push the deal's max value to $18 million via incentives. Smith will be able to reenter the free-agent market at age 28. Sun, Mar 17, 2013 07:25:00 PM

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Chiefs agreed to terms with CB Sean Smith, formerly of the Dolphins, on a three-year, $18 million contract with $11 million guaranteed.

The news — first "reported" by Smith's former teammate Vontae Davis two weeks ago — comes via Smith's agent. He joins Brandon Flowers and Dunta Robinson to form one of the league's better cornerback trios, though Robinson could still end up at safety. It's the same failed strategy Andy Reid adopted in Philadelphia, but he's willing to give it a second chance as division-rival Denver transforms itself into an offensive colossus. Regardless of where Robinson plays, Smith will book end Flowers on the outside. The Chiefs might not be ready to compete for a playoff spot, but are going to be a far tougher out in 2013.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 01:45:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Chiefs are in pursuit of free agent Sean Smith, and Kansas City is "clearly" a viable landing spot.

Smith was expected to be perhaps the hottest free agent on the market when Tuesday's signing period opened, but that turned out not to be the case. Despite the signing of Dunta Robinson, the Chiefs have been lurking on Smith all along. The 49ers and Eagles are already believed to have dropped out of the running. Smith would make a formidable bookend for Brandon Flowers in Kansas City.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 01:22:00 PM

A source tells CSN Bay Area that the 49ers are not involved with free agent Sean Smith.

We can now scratch the Niners and Eagles off Smith's suitor list. The Dolphins are interested in bringing him back and there are two mystery teams involved. Perhaps the Bucs would settle for Smith if they can't trade for Darrelle Revis.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 09:36:00 AM

A source tells CSN Philly that the Eagles are out of the running for free agent CB Sean Smith.

When free agency opened, the Eagles were in the market for two new starting corners to replace Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. They've signed Bradley Fletcher, but never appeared to be in the mix for Chris Houston or Derek Cox. Perhaps they're waiting out the market in hopes of a cheaper option like Cary Williams or Antoine Cason. Smith, our No. 3 corner available, has seen his pricetag drop this week.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 09:10:00 AM

A source with knowledge of the NFL market tells that "multiple teams" plan to wait for the weekend to push for top-shelf free-agent cornerback Sean Smith.

The teams want to go "bargain shopping" after a slow initial 30 hours on the cornerback market. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, a top-five free-agent corner, settled for a one-year deal. Chris Houston got an affordable $5 million annually and was a top-seven or eight cornerback. It's fair to wonder if NFL teams are engaging in collusion, avoiding Smith, Aqib Talib, Brent Grimes, and to a lesser extent Keenan Lewis in order to keep their price tags down.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 11:19:00 PM

The Eagles, 49ers, Chiefs and Bucs are all reportedly in the mix for free agent CB Sean Smith.

Even though the corner market is deep, Smith could instigate a bidding war. The Eagles are looking for two starting corners and the Bucs had the worst secondary in the league last year. Both have plenty of cap space to go after the physically imposing Smith.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 02:23:00 PM

A league source tells the Miami Herald neither CB Sean Smith nor LT Jake Long are a "certainty" to leave the Dolphins in free agency.

Corner and tackle are among the deepest positions in free agency, so it's not a surprise. Both players have been transparent about seeking top dollar, but the Dolphins could still end up the highest bidder depending on how the open market shakes out. Long is probably more likely to return than Smith.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 07:23:00 PM

The Arizona Republic confirms free agent Sean Smith's price tag is "likely too high" for the Cardinals.

The Cardinals were previously floated as a potential Smith suitor, but they do not have much money. Cards beat writer Kent Somers considers Greg Toler, and perhaps Arizona alum Antoine Cason, to be likelier targets. Teams in the hunt for Smith had better be ready for a bidding war. He's a lock to get overpaid.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 03:06:00 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports the 49ers are expected to "make a run at the right price" on free agent Sean Smith.

The 49ers are in the market for a "cornerback with size," and Smith obviously fits that mold at 6-foot-3 and 214 pounds. Per Maiocco, the Niners will have to fend off the Eagles, Chiefs, and Buccaneers for Smith. Smith has made it blatantly obvious that he will sign with the highest bidder. Of the aforementioned group, San Francisco easily has the least amount of salary cap room.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 02:03:00 PM

The Sideline View's Adam Caplan reports the 49ers are "looking to add a veteran cornerback with size."

A four-year veteran who stands in at 6-foot-3, 214 pounds, free agent Sean Smith certainly fits the bill. Smith has already been connected to the 49ers, and could perhaps be signed with the money they'll save by letting S Dashon Goldson walk. At 6-foot-2, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is another possibility.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 12:44:00 PM

"Multiple sources" tell Yahoo the Chiefs haven't ruled out signing a free agent "such as" CB Sean Smith despite giving Dunta Robinson a three-year deal.

Per Yahoo's Jason Cole, the Chiefs would like to have a strong trio of corners. This could also be an indication they're planning to use Robinson at safety. New coach Andy Reid apparently wasn't deterred by the Eagles' high-dollar disaster at corner his final two years in town.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 10:34:00 AM

ESPN 980 Washington reports the Redskins have had some "general discussions/interest" in free agent CB Sean Smith.

Signing Smith would first require some "general" interest in releasing DeAngelo Hall. Even with Hall's $8 million salary off the cap, it's hard to see the Redskins having enough money to sign Smith.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 06:53:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Times confirms the Bucs have been in contact with free agent Sean Smith's player rep.

Smith has reportedly already drawn calls from 4-5 teams, while Yahoo's Jason Cole tabbed the Bucs, Patriots and Cardinals as the "leading candidates" to sign him. Per the TBT's Stephen Holder, Smith is just one of many cornerbacks the DB-needy Bucs have reached out to.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 06:47:00 PM

Yahoo Sports' Jason Cole reports that the Patriots, Bucs, and Cardinals appear to be the "leading candidates" to land Sean Smith in free agency.

Cole concedes "things are fluid," and interestingly doesn't include the Eagles among Smith's suitors. Arizona needs a bookend for Patrick Peterson, and new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles was Smith's position coach in Miami. The Pats are considering moving on from fellow free agent Aqib Talib. The Bucs have the most cap space of the trio; Smith's stated desire is to "get paid."
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 03:48:00 PM

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