Tale of the Tape: Antonio Smith

Photo courtesy of The last two seasons, the Raiders have not been able to sign any “name” players in free agency while GM Reggie McKenzie was clearing the teams’ “out of whack” contracts. This year, for the first time since McKenzie became a GM, the Raiders have been able to sign players that have a reputation around the league, albeit guys who are getting a...
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Antonio Smith Signs with the Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have announced that they have signed former Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith. Smith signed a two-year deal worth 9 million dollars and he will head to the Oakland with another shot to prove he can play at a high level. Smith was signed as a free agent in 2009 and appeared in 79 games for the Texans and only missed 1 game in his time in Houston due to...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Smith Thinks He Has A Chance to Return to Houston

Today on Houston Sports Radio 610, free agent defensive end Antonio Smith joined Nate Griffin and Patrick Creighton. Smith made it known that him and Head Coach Bill O’Brien have had conversations about his return. “Me (O’Brien) and Him just got a good feel for each other and from what my agent tells me that the team and Coach O’Brien really like me. They’re looking forward...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Antonio Smith blasts “suspicious” Patriots tactics

The Houston Texans fought hard and almost pulled off a stunning upset over the New England Patriots on Sunday. The 34-31 loss was the perfect sample size of the Texans season as they were close but not close enough to get it done. Defensive end Antonio Smith told a gathering of reporters that he smells a rat. “Either teams are spying on us or scouting us,” Smith said. “I’m...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans DE Smith hints he was 'suspicious' Patriots were cheating

Antonio Smith is accusing the Patriots of … something. The Texans defensive end said it was “very suspicious” that New England knew Houston’s first-half defensive calls that had been prepared specially this week. Check out the series of tweets below to see what Smith was saying. Antonio Smith said it was "very suspicious" that #Patriots were prepared in the first...
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans DE Smith swings helmet at Miami player

Man, this is some brutal stuff, and totally uncalled for. During the Texans and Dolphins preseason game there was a bit of hostile playing by Texans DE Antonio Smith when he was going up against ‘Fins O-Lineman Richie Incognito. After a bit of back and forth during the play, Incognito puts his hands up high and gets a piece of Smith’s facemask – and then Smith overreacts and...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Antonio Smith says Houston Texans locker room would laugh at Manti Te’o

Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith was asked on Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network how Manti Te’o would be greeted if he were to be drafted by the Houston Texans and Smith said that he would be laughed at. “Our locker room is full of clowns and, oh, man people would kill him. I mean he would be the butt of every joke for at least two, three years,” Smith said....
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Texan: Te'o would be mocked by team

Texans defensive end Antonio Smith said that if Manti Te'o were drafted by the team, he would be mocked and ridiculed in the locker room "for at least two, three years."

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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Antonio Smith: Manti Te’o ‘would be the butt of every joke’ in Texans locker room

If Manti Te’o intends to enjoy a successful NFL career, he is going to have to carry with him some pretty thick skin. No matter what the former Notre Dame linebacker says or does, he is never going to escape the embarrassment of the fake girlfriend hoax he supposedly fell victim to. Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith reminded us of that this week. According to Smith, Te’o...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Incognito playing dirty against Smith

There are many stories that come out about the play on the field and the type of play that “sometimes” occurs between the white lines. After the Houston Texans 30-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins rumors came out about an incident involving Texans defensive lineman Antonio Smith and Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito. Smith talked about Incognito’s play on the field...
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September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

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