Chiefs sign defensive tackle Shaun Smith

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free agent defensive tackle

Shaun Smith, who played last season for Cincinnati.

The Chiefs announced the deal Wednesday but declined to disclose


The 6-foot-2, 325-pound Smith has played in 63 games, including

27 starts, with New Orleans, Cincinnati and Cleveland. He has 196

tackles and two sacks during a career that began with the Saints in


Smith began his NFL career as a rookie free agent in 2003 with

Dallas, where he was a member of the practice squad. After one year

with New Orleans, he played for the Bengals from 2004 through 2006

and the Browns for two years before returning to Cincinnati last