The Kansas City Chiefs and free agent cornerback Sean Smith have reached agreement on a three-year deal, David Canter, Smith's agent, announced on Twitter.
According to multiple reports, the deal is worth $18 million over three seasons and contains $11 million in guaranteed money.
Smith is a big addition to a Chiefs defense that, despite ranking 20th in total defense, had four players make the Pro Bowl last season. The Chiefs are expected to utilize the 6-foot-3 Smith's length by playing him in press man coverage. That size should come in handy against the defending AFC West champion Denver Broncos, who have a pair of 6-foot-3, 220-pound receivers in Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker that the Chiefs will have to contend with twice per season moving forward.
Dunta Robinson, a cap casualty from the Atlanta Falcons, is expected to play a nickel cornerback role in 2013.
Originally selected in the second round (No. 61 overall) out of the University of Utah by the Miami Dolphins, Smith has started 56 of 63 games over the previous four seasons, totaling 211 tackles, five interceptions and 40 passes defensed. In addition to being one of the tallest cornerbacks in the NFL, Smith has also been one of the most durable, logging over 88.5 percent of the Dolphins' defensive snaps over the last four seasons.