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Texans & Broncos Interested In Signing Veteran DL Antonio Smith

Update:

Jeff Legwold of ESPN reports that the Broncos are also showing interest in veteran DL Antonio Smith following his release from the Raiders on Tuesday.

  • Legwold points out that former Texans defensive line coach Bill Kollar is now on Gary Kubiak’s staff.

On top of that, the Broncos will be making the transition to a 3-4 defense in 2015, so Smith could be some one to keep an eye on for the Broncos in the coming weeks.

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John McClain of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Texans are interested in bringing recently released DL Antonio Smith back to Houston next year.

McClain mentions that the Texans could use some defensive line depth seeing as they only have six defensive linemen under contract as of now.

Smith, 33, spent five years of his career with the Texans, so I’m sure he would be interested in returning to the team, even if it was in reduced role.

He signed two-year, $9 million contract that he signed with the Raiders as an unrestricted free agent last March.

In 2014, Smith appeared in all 16 games for the Raiders and recorded 20 tackles, three sacks, and a forced fumble. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 57 defensive tackle out of 81 qualifying players. Interestingly enough, he graded out as the third best interior pass-rusher in the league, but was also the worst run-stopper.