The offseason makeover of the Kansas City Chiefs continues with the addition of free agent cornerback Sean Smith. The former Miami Dolphin has agreed to a three-year deal with the Chiefs, his agent confirmed.
Smith was a second-round pick of the Dolphins in 2009 out of Utah and immediately stepped into their starting lineup and stayed there for all 16 games. Though he only started eight of 15 games in 2010, he finished his career in Miami by starting all 32 possible games.
He picked off a career-high two passes and forced three fumbles.
When Brandon Carr left via free agency last year, the Chiefs thought they had replaced him with Stanford Routt. That plan fell apart as he struggled all season long, leading to his release before the end of the season.
Now with a new regime in place the Kansas City secondary has now added Dunta Robinson and Smith. Both players were sought after on the open market and will give Brandon Flowers a couple of solid, experienced running mates.
The signing of Smith also comes just a day after the Denver Broncos were able to a add Wes Welker to an already dynamic passing game led by Peyton Manning. Flowers, Robinson and Smith will now be tasked with keeping up with Welker, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker.
Being able to line Flowers and Smith outside will also allow Robinson to get plenty of looks at safety and should prevent new defensive coordinator Bob Sutton from leaning on Javier Arenas too much in coverage.