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Raiders big free agent signings are big flops so far

Three of the biggest free agent signings by the Oakland Raiders this offseason were Justin Tuck, LaMarr Woodley and Antonio Smith. The Raiders defensive line in 2013 was unable to get any sort of pressure on the quarterback and general manager Reggie McKenzie wanted to address that fact. Woodley, Smith and Tuck were his way of doing so. But two games into the 2014 campaign and combined...
Via cover32 - Raiders
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

'Ninja Assassin,' aka Antonio Smith, ready to 'disrupt'

Antonio Smith has been remarkably healthy playing a physical game. The defensive lineman has missed one game in the last eight seasons -– he’d want me to knock on wood here, so I’ll oblige -– leading up to age 32. Then, just a few weeks after signing with the Raiders, he was sidelined for the entire offseason program after surgery to fix something unspecified. After Saturday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

10 NFL Teams That Have Improved the Most This Offseason

With free agency and the draft now in the rear view mirror and OTAs and training camps just around the corner, let’s take a comprehensive look at which teams have done the most to improve their fortunes this offseason. [RELATED: Ranking the 10 Best NFL Free Agents Still Available] Photo Credit: Tony Gonzales/ [RELATED: 10 NFL Teams That Improved the Most in Free Agency...
Via Gridiron Grit
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders’ Antonio Smith had to undergo surgery after weight room incident

Raiders defensive lineman Antonio Smith underwent surgery after a weight room incident during their offseason program. Scott Bair of is unsure how Smith got injured and what he had to undergo surgery for. “We’ll have to see how he responds,” head coach Dennis Allen said Friday. “He’s been doing really well. We’re going to try and play that by ear....
Via Pro Football Zone
May 16, 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...
Via Players View
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...
Via Down and Distance
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....
Via Diehardsport
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."

Via Bush League Chronicle
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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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