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Sean Smith | Defensive Back | #21

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 218
College: Utah
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (61) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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NFL suspended Chiefs RCB Sean Smith three games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Smith pled guilty to DUI last month, receiving two years probation. He'll miss games against the Texans, Broncos and Packers before being eligible to return Week 4 against the Bengals. The Chiefs already had some cornerback concerns before Smith's suspension. While he's out, expect Phillip Gaines, first-round rookie Marcus Peters and Jamell Fleming to get the bulk of the reps at corner. Fri, Jul 24, 2015 09:51:00 AM

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Chiefs RCB Sean Smith has been sentenced to two years' probation in his June 2014 drunk-driving case.

Although he's now square with the law, Smith will likely be facing a two-game suspension. Going on 28 and headed into the final year of his contract, Smith was one of the better cornerbacks in the league last season. He graded out No. 5 overall in Pro Football Focus' corner ratings.
Tue, Apr 14, 2015 06:30:00 PM

Chiefs CB Sean Smith saw some first-team work during the final week of camp.

Last year's starter, Smith had been relegated to the second team throughout training camp. Ron Parker, who has been starting in Smith's place, was lit up during the Chiefs' first preseason game, and that performance likely led to this shakeup. It would be a surprise if Smith is not the starter Week 1.
Source: Chiefs Spin
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 09:20:00 AM

ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher expects CB Sean Smith to replace Ron Parker in the starting lineup "sometime soon."

Parker has been running with the first team throughout most of the offseason program. Parker was awful in the Chiefs' first preseason game, however, and it would be surprising if the more talented Smith did not jump him at some point. Kansas City's secondary is set to struggle this season.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 08:55:00 AM

The Chiefs have continued to use CB Sean Smith with their second-team defense in training camp.

Smith's OTAs demotion wasn't the result of his June DUI arrest. He's in serious danger of losing his starting job to journeyman Ron Parker, with sophomore Marcus Cooper locked in at the other corner. Kansas City's secondary is quite suspect, with deficiencies they'll hope to mask via a dynamic front seven.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 08:11:00 PM

The Chiefs have demoted Sean Smith to the second-team defense at OTAs.

The coaching staff is presumably trying to send a message to Smith, who was recently arrested for DUI. With Brandon Flowers also away from workouts, Ron Parker and Marcus Cooper are working as Kansas City's starting corners. Pro Football Focus graded Smith as its No. 50 corner out of 110 qualifiers last year.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 01:57:00 PM

Chiefs RCB Sean Smith was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving early Monday morning.

Smith was arrested after losing control of his car and striking a light post. Smith "appeared confused and began mumbling statements" after being approached by Kansas City Police. The Chiefs are "aware" of the situation.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 05:39:00 PM

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

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

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