Nov 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith (94) celebrates a sack against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Veteran DE Antonio Smith Visiting Oakland Raiders


According to a report, the Oakland Raiders are bringing in another defensive lineman for a visit, with defensive end Antonio Smith scheduled to meet with Raiders’ officials.

The San Jose Mercury News reported that Smith was coming in. The Raiders have already added defensive end Justin Tuck in free agency and lost Lamarr Houston to the Chicago Bears.

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 a preseason game 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.

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  • Brian Huth

    Overpay the man!

  • Tony maez

    Sign him at a good deal.. Sign Brandon browner!! We need cornerbacks!! And bring big Vince wilfork over

  • Antwain Chef Bones Curtis Sr.

    Sign him penn, oher and major wrightand dont forget vick and also cromartie or at least kick him and jareds tires and if nick makes it out of indiana call his agent and get him done on the phone

  • Antwain Chef Bones Curtis Sr.

    Wilfork yeah but im not that high on browner he’s subject

  • Antwain Chef Bones Curtis Sr.

    Alex mack 42.5 million 6years browns wont match

  • http://yahoo.com Antwain Chef Bones Curtis Sr.

    Ohers gone he’s a titan gud for hym