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

Oakland Raiders sign Antonio Smith to a two year, $9 million deal

Veteran defensive end Antonio Smith and the Oakland Raiders were able to come to an agreement on a two year deal worth $9 million according to Adam Schefter on Twitter.

Smith has spent the last five seasons with the Houston Texans after he jumped from the Arizona Cardinals. He spent the first four years of his career with the Cardinals and has only missed five games in his 10 year career.

Oakland missed out on re-signing Lamarr Houston, so adding a veteran guy like Smith to the roster isn’t all that bad of a move. In fact, it’s a great pick up by this organization.

Antonio has a career 282 combined tackles, 41.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles and 111 fumble recoveries under his belt. The 31 year old veteran still has a couple years left in the tank, so this will more than likely be the final contract that he signs as a professional football player.

That is, if he’s able to finish out the contract without being released or traded. What do you think Raiders nation? Do you like this pick up? Sound off in the comment section below.

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  • Luis Hernandez

    Why do we keep getting guys older than 30? If I’m not mistaken, all our signings have been of players 29 and older. I’m happy that we are finally getting guys, but hopefully they actually still do have a few years left.

  • PK

    Decent pick up, but it’s desperation after letting Houston sign with chi-town