Sean Smith DB KC 1 Month

The Chiefs have demoted Sean Smith to the second-team defense at OTAs.

The coaching staff is presumably trying to send a message to Smith, who was recently arrested for DUI. With Brandon Flowers also away from workouts, Ron Parker and Marcus Cooper are working as Kansas City's starting corners. Pro Football Focus graded Smith as its No. 50 corner out of 110 qualifiers last year.

Sean Smith DB KC 1 Month

Chiefs RCB Sean Smith was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving early Monday morning.

Smith was arrested after losing control of his car and striking a light post. Smith "appeared confused and began mumbling statements" after being approached by Kansas City Police. The Chiefs are "aware" of the situation.

Sean Smith DB KC Mar 17 '13

Updating a previous item, Chiefs RCB Sean Smith's three-year contract is worth just $16.5 million in base value.

The cornerback market was a huge disappointment this year. Smith got paid more than anyone, and his lowly $5.5 million annual average doesn't even put him among the league's top-12 corners. Smith received $7.465 million in fully guaranteed money. He can push the deal's max value to $18 million via incentives. Smith will be able to reenter the free-agent market at age 28.

Sean Smith DB KC Mar 14 '13

Chiefs agreed to terms with CB Sean Smith, formerly of the Dolphins, on a three-year contract.

The news - which was first "reported" by Smith's former teammate Vontae Davis two weeks ago - comes via Smith's agent. He joins Brandon Flowers and Dunta Robinson to form one of the league's better cornerback trios, though Robinson could still end up at safety. It's the same failed strategy Andy Reid adopted in Philadelphia, but he's willing to give it a second chance as division-rival Denver transforms itself into an offensive colossus. Regardless of where Robinson plays, Smith will bookend Flowers on the outside. The Chiefs might not be ready to compete for a playoff spot, but are going to be a far tougher out in 2013.

Sean Smith DB KC Mar 14 '13's Albert Breer reports the Raiders are "vying" for free agent CB Sean Smith, in addition to the Chiefs.

The Raiders weren't thought to be in play for any blue-chip free agents, but have jumped into the bidding as division rival Denver transforms itself into an offensive colossus. We doubt Oakland has the money to make the winning bid, but Smith's top priority is to "get paid." If Oakland can actually make the top bid, they'd be in position to make one of the more unexpected splashes of free agency.

Sean Smith DB KC Mar 14 '13

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Chiefs are in pursuit of free agent Sean Smith, and Kansas City is "clearly" a viable landing spot.

Sean Smith DB KC Mar 14 '13

A source tells CSN Bay Area that the 49ers are not involved with free agent Sean Smith.

We can now scratch the Niners and Eagles off Smith's suitor list. The Dolphins are reportedly interested in bringing him back and there are two other mystery teams involved. Perhaps the Bucs will settle for Smith if they can't get a Darrelle Revis trade done.

Sean Smith DB KC Mar 14 '13

A source tells CSN Philly that the Eagles are out of the running for free agent CB Sean Smith.

When free agency opened, the Eagles were in the market for two new starting corners to replace Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. They've signed Bradley Fletcher, but never appeared to be in the mix for Chris Houston or Derek Cox. Perhaps they're waiting out the market in hopes of a cheaper option like Cary Williams or Keenan Lewis. Smith, our No. 3 corner available, has surprisingly generated very little buzz this week.

Sean Smith DB KC Mar 13 '13

A source with knowledge of the NFL market tells that "multiple teams" plan to wait for the weekend to push for top-shelf free-agent cornerback Sean Smith.

The teams want to go "bargain shopping" after a slow initial 30 hours on the cornerback market. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, a top-five free-agent corner, settled for a one-year deal. Chris Houston got an affordable $5 million annually and was a top-seven or eight cornerback. It's fair to wonder if NFL teams are engaging in collusion, avoiding Smith, Aqib Talib, Brent Grimes, and to a lesser extent Keenan Lewis in order to keep their price tags down.

Sean Smith DB KC Mar 12 '13

The Eagles, 49ers, Chiefs and Bucs are all reportedly in the mix for free agent CB Sean Smith.

Even though the corner market is deep, Smith could instigate a bidding war. The Eagles are looking for two starting corners and the Bucs had the worst secondary in the league last year. Both have plenty of cap space to go after the physically imposing Smith.