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Brad Smelley | Running Back

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/20/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 235
College: Alabama
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Texans FB Brad Smelley tore his calf in the Week 16 loss to the Broncos.
Arian Foster and Ben Tate are already on injured reserve, and Dennis Johnson and Deji Karim went down against the Broncos. Smelley was just signed a couple weeks ago to fill in for usual fullback Greg Jones (knee). We wouldn't want to use Johnathan Grimes in Week 17 even if we were absolutely desperate. Tue, Dec 24, 2013 08:11:00 AM

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Texans signed FB Brad Smelley.

Smelley was among the Browns' final cuts over summer. Starting FB Greg Jones is battling a knee issue, but Smelley can also play tight end. The Texans have a couple injuries at tight end. TE Jake Byrne was waived to create room.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 04:22:00 PM

Browns waived TE/FB Brad Smelley, OG Jarrod Shaw, and OT Caylin Hauptmann.

The Browns are rolling with Chris Ogbonnaya at fullback this season.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 05:37:00 PM

Browns promoted TE/FB Brad Smelley from their practice squad and waived DT Ronnie Cameron.

A seventh-round rookie out of Alabama, Smelley caught two passes for 21 yards in the preseason. He'll likely focus on special teams the last three weeks.
Mon, Dec 10, 2012 05:49:00 PM

Browns signed seventh-round TE/FB Brad Smelley to a four-year contract.

Smelley measured 6-foot-2, 237 at his Pro Day, and ran a forty-yard dash in 4.76 and 4.77. His broad jump lacked explosion at 9-foot-4. Smelley is an H-back type with minimal strength and athleticism. We've heard him talked up in draftnik circles, but he's going to be hard pressed to make an NFL impact.
Wed, May 9, 2012 03:43:00 PM

Browns selected Alabama TE Brad Smelley with the No. 247 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

A sure-handed and stout 6-foot-2, 239-pound pass-catcher, Smelley should also see time at fullback. His athleticism is far from elite, but his versatility gives him a chance of cracking the Browns' roster.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 07:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Case Keenum
RB1Arian Foster
2Andre Brown
3Dennis Johnson
4Jonathan Grimes
5Chad Spann
GLB1Arian Foster
2Andre Brown
3RB1Arian Foster
2Andre Brown
FB1Brad Smelley
2Toben Opurum
WR11Andre Johnson
2Keshawn Martin
3Mike Thomas
4Uzoma Nwachukwu
5Rico Richardson
WR21DeAndre Hopkins
2DeVier Posey
3Alan Bonner
4Alec Lemon
5Andy Cruse
WR31DeVier Posey
TE1Garrett Graham
2Ryan Griffin
3Phillip Supernaw
4Zach Potter
K1Randy Bullock