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Texans to sign ex-Cards DE Smith

Updated: March 1, 2009, 2:03 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Former Arizona Cardinals defensive end Antonio Smith cashed in on his team's trip to the Super Bowl by landing one of the top defensive end contracts in the past couple of years.

Smith agreed to a five-year, $35 million contract with the Houston Texans on Saturday that will pay him $24 million over the first three years of the contract.

The free agent, who had eight tackles and a sack in the Super Bowl, didn't take long to gush about playing opposite No. 1 pick Mario Williams.

"I ...

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