Houston Texans: 15 best free agent acquisitions of all-time

Arian Foster, Houston Texans. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Wade Smith, Houston Texans
Wade Smith, Houston Texans. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

. G. (2010-13). Wade Smith. 5. player. 10

The Texans did pretty well in the four years they had offensive guard Wade Smith on their roster from 2010 2013. They had a player who was recognized by Pro Football Focus in 2010 as a Second-Team All-Pro on their list and had a player who had just five penalties listed on the Pro Football Reference page during his time with the franchise.

PFR has Smith down for three holding calls in 64 starts with the Texans, along with just one penalty that was declined by the opponent. He had no false starts listed while in Houston, according to the profile.

Smith played a total of 11 seasons in the NFL, suiting up for the Miami Dolphins, the New York Jets, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Texans and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Of all the teams and seasons Smith played in the NFL, his lone touchdown as an offensive lineman came while with the Texans, as it occurred in 2011 on a fumble recovery for a score.

The offensive guard of the Texans also made the 2012 Pro Bowl. Before he joined the Texans back in 2003, he was a member of the All-Rookie Team. Smith was a part of four playoff games with the Texans in 2011 and 2012, where he helped the team defeat the Cincinnati Bengals in consecutive years in the AFC Wild Card Round.

However, he was also a part of the losses to the Baltimore Ravens in 2011 and the New England Patriots in 2012. Smith also played his first playoff game back in 2006 with the Jets, which was a loss to the Patriots as well.

Smith is the third offensive linemen on this list, as the Texans have proven in the past they could find talent on the free agent market. He was one of the players who really stood out from the rest of the all-time free agent signings by the franchise.