Kolby Smith Catches On In Denver

After being released by the Chiefs, RB Kolby Smith quickly found himself back in the AFC West.

Denver claimed running back Kolby Smith off waivers Tuesday.

Smith, 25, finished each of the past two seasons with the Chiefs on injured reserve.  He played in four games last season, rushing for 33 yards before an ankle injury forced him to the sideline.

Smith, a former fifth-round draft pick, is the seventh running back on the Broncos’ roster.

That’s right, he is now one of seven running backs that will compete for playing time during training camp for the Broncos.  While facing a long road to making their roster, it is a slight upgrade from being one of nine (including fullbacks) runners on the Chiefs current roster.

I don’t think anyone has ever questioned his ability on the field.  It’s his ability to stay healthy on the field that has derailed his career to this point.

There will be obvious rumblings about Josh McDaniels trying to get a little insight into the Chiefs offense under Charlie Weis and I think that’s all fair game.

If he ends up making the team and helping their running game or just helps them prepare better for playing the Chiefs then it was a smart move by the Broncos (it hurts to say that).

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