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Chargers sign ex-Raider to 2-year deal

Willie Smith worked out for the Chargers last week. He clearly made an impression. The veteran offensive tackle signed a two-year contract Monday, joining the 53-man roster. Tackle Kenny Wiggins, who was just signed Saturday from the practice squad, was waived in a corresponding move. Undrafted rookie tackle Nick Becton, cut Saturday for Wiggins, cleared waivers and joined the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: RT Willie Smith

When the Raiders signed a former undrafted free agent named Willie Smith it seemed like he was going to be another camp body – someone to provide competition and to spread out the many reps that everyone gets in training camp but not someone who was likely to make the team. Not only did Smith make the team but when starting RT Khalif Barnes went down with a groin injury, head...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Abraham disrupts Raiders in Falcons' win

ATLANTA Tony Gonzalez has been in Willie Smith's shoes, and he's glad those days are over. No more watching game film to figure out how to slow down the NFL's active sack leader. No more John Abraham-induced nightmares off the edge. After all, Abraham, one of the league's premier sack specialists, is now Gonzalez's teammate on the undefeated Falcons. "...
Via Fox Sports South
October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins waive OT Smith, QB Crompton

The Washington Redskins waived offensive tackle Willie Smith and quarterback Jonathan Crompton amid a series of transactions required to reduce the roster from 75 to 53 from 9 p.m. ET Friday. Crompton was released for the second time this week -- he was re-signed the first time, perhaps a trial balloon to see if he was claimed by another team. Since he was not, the Redskins could...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins rookie Smith to face Vikings' Jared Allen

When Willie Smith became the only undrafted rookie to make the Washington Redskins' opening day roster, he celebrated by spiffing up his 2000 all-white Crown Victoria. ''I noticed that he had got his windows tinted and he had gotten rims on it,'' running back Roy Helu said, ''so I just joked around and said how he's changed ever since he's made...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Willie Smith's biggest test may come from Jared Allen

Willie Smith has had quite an introduction to the NFL. The Washington Redskins' undrafted rookie left tackle has faced New England's Andre Carter and the New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul in his first two games. Those two defensive ends have combined for 23.5 sacks this season. Smith on his third ...
Via Washington Times
December 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Smith starts for Locklear at LT for Redskins

The Washington Redskins made a lineup change for Sunday's game against the New York Giants, starting Willie Smith at left tackle for Sean Locklear. Smith, who had been splitting snaps in practice this week, will go against Giants right end Jason Pierre-Paul, the NFC defensive player of the week. Tyler Polumbus gets his second straight start at right tackle for the injured Jammal...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2011  |  Discuss

This Ole Fart Thinks: Redskins vs Patriots

Man, this gets harder and harder every week.  What else is there left to say ?  In fact,  almost all the discussion going on now has to do with Offseason and Next Year topics.  The only issues remaining for this year is how many more games we will win, how it impacts our draft position, and how the young players perform. I think we are thoroughly in transition regarding the Offensive...
Via Hail Redskins
December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Kyle Shanahan on Willie Smith: ‘How does a guy recover?’

The Redskins head into their final practice day before Sunday’s game against the New York Giants ostensibly still deciding who will play left tackle – either rookie Willie Smith or veteran Sean Locklear. The evidence, though, points to Smith, who struggled in parts of his NFL debut last Sunday against the New England Patriots – giving up a sack that forced a fumble that led...
Via Redskins Insider
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Fill-in tackles Willie Smith, Tyler Polumbus impress Coach Mike Shanahan

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan gave backup offensive linemen Willie Smith and Tyler Polumbus high marks for their performances against the New England Patriots as both stepped in for the team’s veteran tackles. Polumbus — a fourth-year pro who signed with Washington on Nov. 9 — made an unexpected start at right tackle after Jammal Brown suffered a groin injury during...
Via Redskins Insider
December 11, 2011  |  Discuss
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