Defensive lineman Antonio Smith was released by the Oakland Raiders after one season, but he has found a new home with an AFC West rival, the Denver Broncos.
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The Broncos signed Smith to a one-year, $2 million contract. They lost defensive tackle Terrance Knighton in free agency, but Smith will not be able to replace his run defense since he struggled in that department with the Raiders.
However, the 33-year-old defensive lineman is capable of providing a solid pass rush while knowing how to play both defensive end and defensive tackle.
Smith finished with three sacks for the Raiders last season, and he will look to provide a boost to the Broncos defense as their Super Bowl window remains barely open with quarterback Peyton Manning returning for another season.
The defensive lineman has spent 10 seasons in the NFL, and the majority of them have been with the Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans as he has registered 44.5 career sacks.
He came up with 18.5 in his final three seasons with the Texans, and playing alongside Pro Bowl outside linebacker Von Miller will only help Smith find open room to rush the passer.