The Raiders have responded to the Rodger Saffold fiasco by systematically locking up veteran talent for the other side of the ball.
Now, per a league source, they’ve signed former Texans defensive end Antonio Smith. It’s a two-year, $9 million deal.
The 10-year veteran played five years with the Cardinals before joining the Texans, where he spent five years. Perhaps best known for a Ninja Assassin sack dance, Smith famously has feuded with Dolphins guard Richie Incognito on multiple occasions in the past.
Most recently, Smith was suspended for two preseason games and one regular-season game after removing Incognito’s helmet during a preseason contest and swinging it at Incognito’s head.
Now that Smith is with the Raiders and Jonathan Martin plays for the 49ers, maybe there’s a way to find some other common ground among the two rival Bay Area franchises.