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Broncos agree to terms with DL Antonio Smith


Take a look through the career of new Broncos defensive lineman Antonio Smith.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- **The Broncos have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with defensive end Antonio Smith.

Smith, who was released by the Raiders after one season, will be entering his 12th NFL season. He started all 16 games for Oakland, combining on 20 tackles, making three sacks, seven tackles for loss and one forced fumble. Playing on 68.4 percent of the Raiders' snaps, Smith rated very highly in Pro Football Focus in the pass rush as the third-best pass rushing defensive tackle in the NFL in 2014.

Prior to his year in Oakland, he spent five seasons with the Texans, starting all but one of his 79 games for Houston, where he played for head coach Gary Kubiak and defensive line coach Bill Kollar. In Houston, he rated as 2013's No. 18 3-4 defensive end with the fifth-best pass-rushing rating among that position group, per PFF. In 2012, he rated as the No. 5 overall 3-4 DE and the No. 2 in pass rushing rating.

Smith also made the Pro Bowl after a 2011 season in which he racked up 6.5 sacks and three pass deflections.

In his career, Smith totaled 303 tackles (230 solo), 44.5 sacks, eight passes defensed, 11 forced fumbles and 11 fumble recoveries in regular season games. He was drafted in the 2004 NFL Draft from Oklahoma State with the 135th overall pick.

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