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Texans promote tight end Brad Smelley from practice squad

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The Texans made a change to their tight end corps on Friday, signing Brad Smelley from the practice squad and waiving Jake Byrne.

The club disclosed the move on Twitter.

Smelley, who can also play fullback, signed with the Texans’ practice squad on Dec. 3. A seventh-round pick of the Browns in 2012, Smelley appeared in two regular-season games for Cleveland as a rookie. He played collegiately at Alabama.

Smelley figures to be the Texans’ third-string tight end behind Garrett Graham and Ryan Griffin.

Byrne, a first-year pro from Wisconsin, had been on the Texans’ roster since Oct. 9. He played in seven games for Houston.

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11 Responses to “Texans promote tight end Brad Smelley from practice squad”
  1. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 13, 2013 4:53 PM

    It appears that Jake Byrne was smellier than Smelley.

  2. seabassfan says: Dec 13, 2013 5:05 PM

    That move stinks.

  3. noburghfan says: Dec 13, 2013 5:07 PM

    Rust , a lot of people are hoping to see Weeden being mentioned , as affiliated with another team !

  4. illz254 says: Dec 13, 2013 5:20 PM

    This move sums up our whole year. Smelly Bowl…

  5. humanlawndart says: Dec 13, 2013 5:24 PM

    Is this guy married? If so I hope she kept her own name!

  6. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 13, 2013 5:33 PM

    Cleveland has more problems than quarterback.

    They need offensive linemen, wide receivers, and another tight end (to be competitive).

  7. raynman49 says: Dec 13, 2013 5:34 PM

    Wow! can’t imagine going through life with that handle.Grade school must have been fun.

  8. tfbuckfutter says: Dec 13, 2013 5:37 PM

    Someone, PLEASE put Brad Smelley and Richie Incognito on a team together. I bet the ensuing deposition will be full of hilarity.

  9. raiderapologist says: Dec 14, 2013 1:58 AM

    It would be awesome if Smelley ends up as a starter and then the Texans go on to draft Jake Butt.

  10. jimjets says: Dec 14, 2013 2:54 AM

    I heard his cousin Billy Stink just got signed too…and his cousin Bobby Reek….and their cousin Johnny Rancid

  11. ninergold10 says: Dec 14, 2013 5:03 AM

    Smelley Tight End…. Sounds Legit!!! Very Fitting!!

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