With the re-signing of Garrett Graham yesterday, your Houston Texans are officially off the free agent schneid. Make no mistake: The Texans will be signing more free agents. It's just that they are unlikely to be "splashy" or high-dollar acquisitions. I'd look for short, cap-friendly deals to a handful of unsung, younger veterans in the coming days and weeks. It's not sexy, but it's smart.
Speaking of smart and slow-playing the market...
Antonio Smith still sorting out options. He's been taking visits. Probably the best DL left out on market as vets have come off today.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 14, 2014
The Texans have publicly been mum about the possibility of his return to Houston, but I wouldn't be surprised to see The Ninja Assassin stay home if he's willing to trade some amount of dollars for comfort. Of course, this is almost surely the last contract Smith will sign, so I can't hold it against him if he seeks to maximize his payout.
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