Texans sign former Jaguars tight end Zach Potter

Texans coach Bill O’Brien likes to stockpile tight ends, so he added Zach Potter on Thursday. Potter (6-7, 269) is a four-year veteran who played at Jacksonville but didn’t play last season. He has 11 career receptions. Potter gives the Texans four tight ends under contract and five if you count Brad Smelley, who’s listed as a fullback on the roster but played like an H-back...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Roster Evaluation: Tight Ends

In this series, we look at current Houston Texans who are still on the roster and under contract. We look at their potential role with the new regime and what it could mean for the 2014 season.  The Houston Texans tight end group has one of the longest tenured players in team history in Owen Daniels entering his last year with the team. Also, the Texans have a budding star in Ryan...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Graham & Brad Smelley Placed on IR

 The Houston Texans have placed Tight Ends Garrett Graham and Brad Smelley on the injured reserve. Graham took over for Owen Daniels as the starter and posted 49 receptions for 545 yards and 5 touchdowns. Graham has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury which finally landed him on the injured reserve. Smelley was signed late in the season and placed on the 53 man roster...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Supernaw & Spann Promoted to 53 Man Roster

The #Texans placed Brad Smelley and Garrett Graham on injured reserve. They’ll promote RB Chad Spann and TE Phillip Supernaw from p squad. — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) December 27, 2013   To end the season, the Houston Texans made slight changes to their 53 man roster by promoting tight end Phillip Supernaw and running back Chad Spann from the practice squad.  Both...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Lose Three For Season Finale

Deji Karim The Houston Texans have been depleted once again for the final game of the season. Interim Head Coach Wade Phillips announced that the Texans will be placing three players on the injured reserve and this will leave the team scrambling to fill roster spots. The Texans will be without starter Johnathan Joseph, who tore a ligament in his foot which will require surgery to...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Tidbits: Tight End Issues, Dennis Johnson and more

The Houston Texans are set to go into their home finale against the Denver Broncos on Sunday and there are some small side stories to look at before the game kicks off. We give you some “Texans Tidbits” prior to Sunday’s game.     Tight End Issues Once Again The Houston Texans will have game time decisions with Garrett Graham (Hamstring) and Brad Smelley (Back) for Sunday’s...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans' Tight End Garrett Graham Misses Practice, Remains Questionable for Sunday

The tight end position has been in flux all season for the Houston Texans, as Owen Daniels and Garrett Graham have both missed time, with the former spending the majority of the season on injured reserve. Graham missed last week's 25-3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, leaving the position to move forward with relative unknowns Ryan Griffin and Brad Smelley. When questioned about...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Garrett Graham is Out For Houston

Texans TE Garrett Graham (hamstring) is out Sunday against the Colts.Fantasy Spin:Graham missed practice all week. With Owen Daniels still out, the Texans are down to Ryan Griffin and Brad Smelley at tight end. Griffin is the better long-shot play seeing how he's actually been targeted this season.
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Garrett Graham Unlikely To Play Sunday

The Texans do not expect to have Garrett Graham (hamstring) Sunday against the Colts, according to Ian Rapoport of Spin:Graham missed practice all week. He's listed as questionable but is closer to doubtful. With Owen Daniels still out, the Texans will be down to Ryan Griffin and Brad Smelley at tight end. Griffin is the better long-shot play seeing how he'...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Promote Brad Smelley, Release Byrne

Brad Smelly The Houston Texans have promoted tight end Brad Smelley to the active roster and released Jake Byrne in the process. Smelley was signed to the Texans practice squad after being released by the St.Louis Rams a week after the signed him. Smelley has one career reception for the Cleveland Browns, and now with the Texans short players at tight end with the injuries to Owen...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans sign a fullback, release tight end

The Texans signed Brad Smelley to their active roster Friday. Smelley is a fullback from Alabama who played in two games for the Cleveland Browns last season.
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns Waive Hauptmann, Shaw, Smelley To Get Down to 53

With the six waiver claims from earlier today, the Browns needed to add three more names to the list of released players in tight end Kellen Davis, running back Brandon Jackson, and linebacker L.J. Fort. They came in the form of offensive linemen Jarrod Shaw and Caylin Hauptmann and tight end/back Brad Smelley. Shaw was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee in 2011 and...
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns Cut TE Kellen Davis

The Browns roster manipulation continues as expected with the team announcing today that they have released tight end offseason acquisition Kellen Davis. Davis had a pretty disappointing preseason, and it was clear that carryover from Carolina Gary Barnidge was going to better fill the block-first role that Rob Chudzinski and the Browns are likely looking for with their second tight...
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Worrying about the Browns tight end position after week one of training camp

The Browns came into training camp with six tight ends on the roster. That’s counting Brad Smelley as a tight end. Gone is last year’s top tight end and veteran leader Ben Watson. Also gone is Alex Smith, who was the best blocking tight end last season, but could also contribute in the passing game. Last season, Watson caught 49 passes for 501 yards and three touchdowns. Watson’s...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns TE preview: Some Uncertainty

The Browns officially kick off their first training camp under Rob Chudzinski and staff July 25. We will break down each position in the weeks leading up to the start of camp with the players currently on the roster. The fourth position we take a look at is the tight end position. Tight ends Jordan Cameron, Kellen Davis, Gary Barnidge, Brad Smelley, Travis Tannahill, Dan Gronkowski...
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July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns lead AFC North in dropped passes for 2012

For the second year in a row, the Cleveland Browns led the AFC North in dropped passes, allowing 27 catchable passes to hit the ground. The silver lining: According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Browns were the only team in the division whose drops decreased from the previous season with the team dropping 33 balls in 2011. Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green led all...
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

The curious case of Dmitri Patterson

BEREA -- Sometimes what isnt said speaks louder than what is. So it has been this week in Berea, as every Browns coach who has been asked has run like a rabbit from a personnel move the team made late Tuesday. Thats when the Browns unceremoniously cut cornerback Dimitri Patterson. This came one week after the Browns promoted fullback Brad Smelley from the practice squad and cut...
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December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL News: Brad Smelley promoted by Browns

The Cleveland Browns have announced their promotion of fullback/tight end Brad Smelley from the practice squad, releasing defensive lineman Ronnie Cameron to make room on the roster. Brandon Weeden has his pass-catching college teammate in Josh Cooper, so it only makes sense that Trent Richardson gets his lead blocker. Drafted by the club in the seventh round (247th overall) of this...
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December 11, 2012  |  1 Comment

Browns Practice Squad, Plus Waiver Pickups

Everyone in the Browns media is reporting it so we’ll go with Nate Ulrich who had the most descriptive tweets. Ulrich reports the following players are on the Browns’ practice squad. Linebackers Solomon Elimimian and Ben Jacobs DT Ronnie Cameron C Garth Gerhard G Jarrod Shaw T Jeff Shugarts WR Josh Cooper FB Brad Smelley That’s eight, so that’s it. No Adonis Thomas and I...
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September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Roster Cuts: Browns Cut Evan Moore

And the hits just keep on coming. Shefter, Grossi and company reporting that the Browns have cut TE Evan Moore. This one isn’t a huge surprise. Combined with the release of Gronkowski, it signals that the Browns have kept Ben Watson, Alex Smith and Jordan Cameron. It should also be good news for Brad Smelley fans. Moore signed a contract extension last season, but hasn’t found...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

PFT: Dan Gronkowski cut by Browns

We knew the Browns wouldn’t be able to keep all the tight ends they had in camp. It seems the first has fallen, despite the Browns no announcing their cuts until about midnight tonight. Pro Football Talk on Twitter has stated that Dan Gronkowski is gone. It isn’t a surprise due to the numbers of TEs the Browns had in camp. Gronkowski played well at times and showed good hands...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Tight Ends could give offense a big boost

As the Browns prepare to embark upon their second season under Pat Shurmur there are many questions that remain. With training camp opening Sat. July 28, were going to take a position-by-position analysis of the current roster as the team heads to camp over the next few weeks.Part four we look at the tight end position. Candidates: (Ben Watson, Evan Moore, Alex Smith, Jordan Cameron...
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July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

While We’re Waiting… Smelley over Marecic, LeBron’s struggles and ‘What If’

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at “Free safety Eric Hagg, a seventh-round pick from a year ago, looks like the most improved player on the team. He’s running with the first team, and he isn’t close...
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June 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Browns Agree to Terms with Hughes, Smelley, Johnson, and Wade

The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with the recently drafted John Hughes, Brad Smelley, James-Michael Johnson and Trevin Wade with all four players getting four-year deals. Hughes, the third-round draft selection who drew much hand-wringing from fans, is the highest-drafted player to agree to terms with the Browns this off-season. His four-year deal currently comes with undisclosed...
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May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Getting to know your new Cleveland Browns: Brad Smelley

With this edition of “Getting to Know,” we turn to Chris Brown of Smart Football fame. Chris covers football at all levels — history, philosophy, Xs and Os — and was the author of several poignant Alabama-related pieces over at Grantland. Today, we are pleased to provide his take on the Browns’ seventh-round pick, Brad Smelley. How would you characterize Brad’s college...
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May 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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