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.
Former Texans DE Antonio Smith just signed a 2-year, $9M deal with the Raiders.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2014
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.