The Kansas City Chiefs have released DT Kenny Smith, the team announced.
Smith was signed on October 21st and played in six games for the Chiefs. He totaled 3 tackles, including one this past Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
He was drafted in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. He played in 30 games for the Saints and recorded 69 tackles and 4.5 sacks. Smith attended training camp with the Patriots in 2007-08 and also spent time with the Oakland Raiders.
Back when Smith signed I didn’t quite understand what the point of bringing in a guy that hadn’t played in the league for years. As it turns out he couldn’t get the job done on the field and the Chiefs are left looking for another tackle. To be fair, the defense as a whole has played poorly and a backup tackle isn’t going to all of a sudden change things up.
I’d love to see the team bring in a young, developmental type guy like Marlon Favorite. The 23-year old Favorite spent some time on the Chiefs practice squad earlier this season (and was signed the same day as Smith) but was released on December 1st.