This is purely speculation but we have some evidence to back it up. It looks as though the Chiefs may be in the process of acquiring NT Shaun Smith.
What we believe to be Smith’s Twitter account has changed it’s picture to the Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead logo. A link in the Twitter account takes you to the website of Shaun Smith.
Smith played for the Bengals last season and also played for Chiefs defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel when he was the coach of the Cleveland Browns. Smith was the player that reportedly punched Browns QB Brady Quinn in the face in the workout facility.
Smith was a backup with the Bengals last year but did start their final game of the regular season, racking up 7 tackles. He is 28 years old and has bounced around the league, having been with the Cowboys, Cardinals, Saints, Bengals (twice), Browns and Lions. Smith hasn’t been able to stick with any of these teams and if he is going to be a Chief, he will likely serve as depth at the nose tackle position.
Can’t say I am too thrilled about this if it is true. The guy seems like trouble and if none of the many teams he has been with has wanted to keep him, even as a backup, you have to wonder if he is worth it. Still, the Chiefs don’t have any real nose tackles on the roster so I suppose it can’t hurt to bring the guy in and see if they can coach him up.
There was also a Tweet yesterday by Arrowhead Pride that there was a player in KC for a physical. No word yet on if these events are related.