Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith deserves some praise for his work this week as he finalized two trades where the Texans got great value for what they gave up.
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Earlier in the week Smith swung a deal which netted the team a veteran tackle from the Denver Broncos, Chris Clark. In exchange for the player who has 27 career starts Houston reportedly only surrendered a seventh round selection.
That deal wasn’t too bad, especially considering “Hard Knocks” revealed that Smith made the deal in what looked like a dungeon inside of the Super Dome.
Smith was making deals again on Wednesday as he sent undrafted rookie tight end Khari Lee to the Chicago Bears in exchange for a 2016 sixth round pick.
This was also a very team friendly deal for Houston as the young tight end from Bowie State was most likely going to be among the final cuts. The Texans are content with their trio of tight ends Garrett Graham, C.J. Fiedorowicz and Ryan Griffin.
All three players struggled in the passing game during the 2014 season but have looked better during the preseason this year, making Lee’s chances to make the roster slim to say the least.