The Indianapolis Colts lose a special team as cornerback Tremon Smith reportedly signs with the Houston Texans.
According to Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle, Smith will sign a one-year contract with Houston worth up to $ 1.13 million, including a $ 80,000 signing bonus and other incentives.
The fourth-year cornerback and special teamer stepped into the off-season as a restricted free agent but did not receive a qualified offer from the Colts, according to AL.com.
Smith joins Frankie Ross, former Colts assistant special-team coach, who has assumed the position of special-team coordinator in Houston under new head coach David Culley.
In 10 games with the Colts in 2020, Smith played mostly on special teams and saw 146 snaps with kickoff coverage, punt return, kickoff return, kick block, and punt coverage units compared to just seven snaps defending at cornerback.
Smith had a total of 2 tackles. As a returnee, he had 8 kickoff returns for 180 yards (22.5 average), including a length of 33 yards. Pro Football Focus gave him a career-best special team grade of 73.0, including 2 tackles for special teams.
Smith was a member of the Professional Football Writers of the American all-rookie team as a return specialist in 2018 after returning 33 kickoffs for 886 yards (26.8 average).
He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft and also spent time with the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles
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