Posted Tue Jun 15th by Ian Henson
Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kolby Smith, released Monday by the Chiefs was assigned to the Denver Broncos via waiver claim earlier today.
Smith had his best season as a rookie coming off the bench to replace the retired Priest Holmes and the injured Larry Johnson in the 2007 season. His career in Kansas City consisted of 27 games with nine starts. Though he was never able to replicate his professional debut as a starter and career day against the Oakland Raiders in which he ran for 150-yards and a touchdown.
With the news of Smith also comes bad news for punter A.J. Trapaso and linebacker Korey Bosworth (nephew of Seattle Seahawks Oklahoma great Brian Bosworth). Trapaso’s exit means the punting competition is likely complete and the Broncos will go with Britton Colquitt for this season.
The Denver Post points out that the Smith signing slims chances that the Broncos will acquire Brian Westbrook. My opinion is that the same could be said for the teams prospects of drafting Tim Tebow after trading for Brady Quinn though (and that concludes my BT mandated Tebow mention per post).
It’s odd how in the NFL it seems for every one player that joins, the teams seem to cut two. Take this as a sign that the Broncos are opening up money for Smith or that more likely the Broncos plan to sign an unsigned draft pick soon.