The Seattle Seahawks agreed to terms with the veteran offensive guard Wade Smith on Monday. Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez reported the news first on Twitter.
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) August 4, 2014
Smith was also proud to be a member of the Seahawks team.
Smith started his NFL career after being drafted as a third-round pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2003, and spent the previous four seasons as a member of the Houston Texans.
One of the great achievements of the 33-year-old veteran was earning a Pro Bowl nod.
Evaluating his performance in the 2012-2013 season, Smith played as a starter at the left guard position for 16 games, and for a team that lost 14 games consecutively. In spite of the team’s terrible performance, Smith shined as a No. 58 overall guard in the NFL last season.
The arrival of Smith to the Seahawks will leave a positive impact on the team, especially given that he is resilient, and hasn’t missed a single game in the past five seasons.
If we take a look at the team’s current starting guard, it is James Carpenter who was numbered in the 65th place overall, and was on the same PFF list. Therefore, this signing will obviously upgrade the team offense as a whole.
That being said, Smith should remain healthy in order to get a spot on the roster, and if he does, this will benefit Russell Wilson significantly in terms of having much more time to pick a decision on where to throw the ball.