Texans sign DE Antonio Smith

March 4, 2009 3:21:47 PM PST
The Texans have signed free agent defensive end Antonio Smith. Smith was a key defensive member of the Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl team and one of the hottest defensive end free agents.

The 6-4, 285 lbs. Smith had 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble in the Cardinals playoff run this season. Smith has spent all four years of his pro career in Arizona.

The Texans hope he will be the answer they have been looking for to help take the double teams off Mario Williams.

The terms of the deal are five years for $35 million, of which $12.5 million is guaranteed money.

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