The Texans signed free agent defensive end Antonio Smith, the team announced today. The 27-year-old Smith played in all 16 games and started 10 for the NFC Champion Cardinals and recorded 31 tackles and 3.5 sacks last season. Smith started three of the Cardinals' four playoff games, including Super Bowl XLII, and notched eight tackles (seven solos), a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Smith is speaking to the Houston media right now about joining the Texans. His first comment expressed how grateful he was to be blessed to be in this position. He also spoke about being excited to play again under Frank Bush, who coached in Arizona from 2004-06. More news to come on this signing.