Posted Mon Aug 17th by Mr.East
UPDATE: PFT reports “Fox’s Alex Marvez has the terms: The Broncos acquired reserve defensive end Le Kevin Smith and a 2010 seventh-round pick from the Patriots in exchange for Denver’s 2010 fifth-round selection.”
According to Rotoworld and Adam Schefter the Broncos have now acquired former Patriot DL Le Kevin Smith. Smith has played three seasons and is listed at 6’3 and 308 pounds. Smith has also never started a game. However that is not too entirely strange because of the highly talented players such as Richard Seymour and Ty Warren who start at his position. Here’s wikipedia’s short bio on him:
Smith was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round (206th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft. He was inactive or did not play in all but three games of his rookie season in 2006. He appeared in 13 games in 2007, seeing time as a reserve defensive lineman and on special teams. Smith was active for 15 games in 2007, recording a career-high 14 tackles. He also was a member of the Patriots’ kickoff return unit, which blocked for Ellis Hobbs’ 96-yard return against the Oakland Raiders in Week 15.
This could be a good deal for Denver depending on the cost. I hope Denver didn’t give up anything more than a 6th round pick for this guy. That being said it’s always a positive adding more defensive line depth to the squad, especially one that has experience playing in a very good 3-4.
Thankfully this isn’t writer/actor/director/Silent Bob/computer hacker in Die Hard 4.0 Kevin Smith.