Brad Smelley

Brad Smelley

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Smelley in Browns training camp, July 2012
No. --Free agent
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: April 20, 1989 (1989-04-20) (age 27)
Place of birth: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Tuscaloosa (AL) American Christian
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 7 / Pick: 247
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Receptions: 1
Receiving yards: 3
Receiving touchdowns: 0
Player stats at

Brad Smelley (born April 20, 1989)[1] is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. He played college football at the University of Alabama.

He has also played for the Houston Texans.

College career

He played college football at Alabama, where he started at tight end and won two NCAA National Championships. In his career he had 34 reception for 356 yards and four touchdowns

Professional career

Cleveland Browns

Smelley was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 7th Round, 247 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. Brad was let go from the Cleveland Browns on August 31, 2012 and signed to the practice squad. On December 10, 2012, Smelley was signed to the Cleveland Browns active roster. On September 1, 2013, Smelley was cut by the Cleveland Browns and became a free agent.[2]

St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams (First Stint)

Smelley was signed to the St. Louis Rams practice squad in November, but was released three days later in favor of Justice Cunningham.

Houston Texans

On December 3, 2013, Smelley signed with the practice squad of the Houston Texans.[3] The Texans promoted him to the active roster on December 13 but was later released.[4]

St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams (Second Stint)

Smelley was signed by the St. Louis Rams on August 11, 2014 to fill the void left by Mason Brodine after he was placed on injured reserve. He was released during final cuts on August 29, 2014. He was signed to the Rams practice squad on September 3, 2014.[5]

On January 6, 2016, Smelley signed a futures contract with the Rams.[6]


  1. "Brad Smelley Stats - Cleveland Browns - ESPN". 1989-04-20. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  3. Zangaro, Dave (December 3, 2013). "Texans add Smelley to practice squad". Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  4. Wilkening, Mike (December 13, 2013). "Texans promote tight end Brad Smelley from practice squad". Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  5. Inabinett, Mark. "Brad Smelley gets spot on St. Louis Rams practice squad". Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  6. Simmons, Myles (January 6, 2015). "Palardy, Smelley Signed to Futures Contract". Retrieved January 8, 2016.

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