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Shaun Smith returns to Kansas City

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Defensive lineman Shaun Smith fell off the radar after getting released by the Titans in August, but he’s returned to the screen on Monday.

Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star reports that the former Chief is back in town after signing with the Chiefs. Smith started 10 games for the Chiefs in 2010 and made a name for himself thanks to a pair of alleged crotch-grabbing incidents on the field. He signed with Tennessee as a free agent, but lasted just one fitful year with the team before getting his walking papers.

Teicher wonders if Smith’s arrival foreshadows defensive end Glenn Dorsey’s move to injured reserve. Dorsey missed four games with an injured calf before returning Thursday against the Chargers and promptly aggravating the injury. If that happens, the former fifth overall pick may have played his final game with the Chiefs as he’ll be a free agent after the season and his K.C. tenure hasn’t blossomed exactly as anyone associated with the team hoped when he arrived in 2008.

Smith’s return could lead to an interesting reunion with quarterback Brady Quinn. Smith allegedly punched Quinn in the face when both players were members of the Browns in 2008. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel was the coach of that Browns team, which the Chiefs seem to be trying to get back together in hopes that the second time might be a charm.

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9 Responses to “Shaun Smith returns to Kansas City”
  1. joetoronto says: Nov 5, 2012 1:51 PM

    “Smith’s return could lead to an interesting reunion with quarterback Brady Quinn. Smith allegedly punched Quinn in the face when both players were members of the Browns in 2008. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel was the coach of that Browns team, which the Chiefs seem to be trying to get back together in hopes that the second time might be a charm.”

    Good news for Chiefs fans, you actually have something to look forward to now!

  2. arrowheaddrunk says: Nov 5, 2012 1:59 PM

    This was the one piece we were missing, next stop superbowl.

  3. 4thquartermagic says: Nov 5, 2012 2:12 PM

    This is actually a smart move by Scott Pioli.

    If Romeo Crennel is staking both Pioli’s and his job on Brady Quinn, that left Pioli no choice but to hire a guy to punch Quinn in the face and extend his concussion for the rest of the season.

    Ricky Stanzi anyone?

  4. jdubkc says: Nov 5, 2012 2:15 PM

    Actually Joe I am looking forward to the next NFL Toilet Bowl on Dec. 16th.

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 5, 2012 2:17 PM

    Shaun Smith returns…..in a big way.

  6. yelix says: Nov 5, 2012 2:34 PM

    Finally, the season is saved.

  7. riverhorsey says: Nov 5, 2012 2:47 PM

    Stanford Routt released by KC and Crenell relieved of DC duties, Gary Gibbs in as DC.

    Pink Panther Pioli lost his glasses in the stairwell looking for candy bar wrappers.

  8. realfann says: Nov 5, 2012 3:21 PM

    Must be a pretty crappy radar. That’s guy’s so huge the blip would be enormous.

  9. joetoronto says: Nov 5, 2012 5:07 PM

    jdubkc says:
    Nov 5, 2012 2:15 PM
    Actually Joe I am looking forward to the next NFL Toilet Bowl on Dec. 16th.
    ***************************************************
    Ah, I didn’t know you were playing the Jags.

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