Friday, March 14
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders added two more playoff-tested veterans to their rebuilding defense.
Oakland signed free agent defensive lineman Antonio Smith to a two-year, $9 million contract and cornerback Tarell Brown to a one-year, $3.5 million deal Friday.
Smith has played 10 seasons with Arizona and Houston, going to the Super Bowl following the 2008 season with the Cardinals and making two playoff trips with the Texans. He has 41 1/2 career sacks and has the ability to play tackle or end.
Brown spent the past seven seasons with the 49ers and made three trips to the NFC title game and one Super Bowl appearance.
The moves come a day after Oakland signed Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley to two-year deals to bolster the defensive line.
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