According to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com, who also reported the Smith-to-the-Texans story, the Chiefs were interested in re-signing him.
Now, we're not NFL GMs, but I think a lot of us were wondering why the Chiefs seemingly weren't making an effort to re-sign him. This answers that question.
There are a couple of other factors at play here -- playing time and money.
After hearing about the terms of his contract, I suspect the latter played a heavy role.
Marvez reports the deal was for four-years with a total value of $12 million and $6.5 million guaranteed.
You think the Chiefs, who were rumored to have expressed interest in Ryan Lilja but at a reduced price, were interested in paying that kind of money?
My guess is not.