Oct 6, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown (25) returns a fumble against the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Texans 34-3. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders Sign Former 49ers CB Tarell Brown, Veteran DE Antonio Smith; DT Vance Walker Signs With Chiefs

The Oakland Raiders have added a couple of more free agent additions on Friday, signing defensive end Antonio Smith to a deal reported as two years and $9 million while also inking cornerback Tarell Brown on a one-year, $3.5 million deal.

The Raiders announced the signings via Twitter:


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the terms:


The Raiders have now added four veteran free agents to their defense. They signed defensive end Justin Tuck and linebacker LaMarr Woodley on Thursday. They have also lost two defensive players; Lamarr Houston signed with the Bears on Tuesday and the Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday they have signed defensive tackle Vance Walker. The deal is reportedly three years and worth up $13 million, with $3.75 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, via Twitter:


Smith was a Pro Bowler in 2011 with the Texans and in 15 games for Houston last season had five sacks, a forced fumble and 30 tackles. The one game he missed in 2013 was due to a suspension for Week 1 after an incident in which he removed the helmet of Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito and swung it at him (and, hey, given Incognito’s reportedly award-winning personality, who wouldn’t, right?)

The 32-year-old has played five seasons each with the Cardinals and Texans in his career and has 41.5 sacks in his 10-year career.

He was a fifth-round pick by Arizona in 2004 out of Oklahoma State and after notching 14.5 sacks as a part-time starter in five seasons, he signed as a free agent with Houston in 2009.

Brown, 29, started 10 of the 13 games he played for San Francisco in 2013 and finished with 10 passes defensed and 32 tackles. In seven seasons with the 49ers, Brown had 11 interceptions.

He was a fifth-round pick by the 49ers out of Texas in 2007 and was a full-time starter the last three seasons.

Walker, 26, spent one year with the Raiders and had three sacks and 40 tackles in 15 games. He spent the previous four seasons in Atlanta, which selected him in the seventh round out of Georgia Tech in 2009.

Tags: Antonio Smith Oakland Raiders San Francisco 49ers Tarell Brown Vance Walker

  • PK

    To bad walker betrayed us and went to the chefs.

    • Luis Hernandez

      He’s on my s@$t list just because of that. What a traitor

    • John Thomas Hurdle II

      Come on PK. he signed a 13.5 million contract. If we wanted him we could have gotten him. McKenzie sat on the money all the players we wanted should have been resigned before FA day. We could have set the marks. What real belief we have to make true heart players come to Oakland. We did not show our 2nd best players Jarad V. and Houston how much we wanted them. So who would have faith in that they would back them?
      Players knew Al Davis had their back. We got no support at the moment. We have to build a Identity as well as a trust bridge. We got rid of Hue Jackson with a almost play-off record. Just injuries got in the way.

      • PK

        I got all that and agree with it 100%I just said do to the fact that he signed with the chiefs anybody buy a rival.