Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Wednesday that the club has agreed to terms of a three-year contract with DE Khreem Smith, adding him to the club’s 53-man roster from the practice squad. Per Chiefs policy, no other terms of the agreement were made available. In addition, Kansas City added S Erick Harris to the club’s practice squad.
Smith (6-3, 254) originally joined the Chiefs practice squad on September 3rd. He entered the NFL in 2004 as a rookie free agent with Baltimore, but was released prior to the start of the regular season. Smith signed with Minnesota a year ago and spent the first 16 weeks of the 2006 campaign on the Vikings practice squad, before being promoted to the active roster for the final week of the season. Smith also attended training camp with the Vikings in 2007, but was released on September 2nd. Prior to entering the NFL, Smith saw duty in 2006 with the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League and the Memphis Xplorers of Arena2 in 2005.
A native of Miami, Florida, Smith was named second-team All-Big 12 as a senior at Oklahoma State in 2003. He played three seasons for the Cowboys after transferring from Garden City (KS) Community College. Smith prepped at Carol City High School in Miami.
Harris (5-11, 208) began his professional football career in Arena2 as a member of the Amarillo Dusters in 2005 and Alabama Steeldogs in 2006. He also played with the Rhein Fire of NFL Europa in the spring of 2006. Harris entered the NFL when he was signed to Philadelphia’s practice squad at the conclusion of the 2006 season and remained there for the balance of the postseason. He attended training camp with Philadelphia in 2007, but was released prior to the start of the regular season. Harris returned to the Eagles practice squad for one week on November 11th.
Harris originally began his collegiate career as a wide receiver at Liberty University and prepped at Crestview High School in Crestview, Florida.