The Kansas City Chiefs will finally give head coach Romeo Crennel a chance to reunite with one of his favorite players. With DE Glenn Dorsey aggravating a calf injury that cost him five games, the team has signed DL Shaun Smith.
Smith and Crennel were together in Cleveland and once again two years ago in Kansas city. Smith started 10 games for the Chiefs as he quickly became a fan favorite, despite (or maybe because of) claims of being a dirty player.
After his impressive season in Kansas City, Smith signed with the Tennessee Titans, but was a disappointment. He appeared in 15 games (five starts) for the Titans, but only recorded 25 tackles and one sack. Tennessee released Smith in August.
As soon as the news of his free agency hit, it was assumed the Chiefs would immediately sign Smith. “Shaun is my man,” Crennel said at the time.
Even though there was no fit in the summer, clearly the two sides were able to find each other again. With his knowledge of Crennel’s system and the lack of depth along the defensive line, don’t be surprised if Smith is able to suit up and play Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.