[Kansas City.com] Herm Edwards knows what it’s like to be low on quarterbacks, and he wasted little time Wednesday when the Chiefs lost another backup.
Kansas City has reached an agreement in principle with free-agent quarterback Jeff Smoker, who spent last year with the Rams. Smoker, released before St. Louis started training camp, likely will hop from a physical to the Chiefs’ lineup Saturday night when Kansas City opens the preseason at Houston.
Earlier Wednesday, backup Damon Huard missed practice with a sprained foot. Huard had emerged as the Chiefs’ No. 2 quarterback behind Pro Bowler Trent Green, in part because rookie Brodie Croyle has been out with a shoulder injury.
Edwards said he wouldn’t risk playing Green for very long Saturday night, leaving the Chiefs with just one quarterback – former CFL star Casey Printers.