ALAMEDA -- The Raiders announced the signing of defensive lineman Antonio Smith on Friday, their fourth defensive free agent added to the roster in two days.

Smith joins a rebuilt defensive front along with ends Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley, who signed Thursday. The Raiders also signed cornerback Tarell Brown, who was a starter for the 49ers.

Smith, 32, played as an injury replacement for Andre Carter in the 2011 Pro Bowl. Considered versatile enough to play in either a 4-3 or 3-4 defense, Smith spent the last five years in Houston playing right end in a 3-4 alignment.

A 10-year veteran, Smith (6-foot-4, 289 pounds) played his first five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. He played in 15 games last season for the Texans with five sacks, and has 41.5 for his career. From 2006 through 2012, Smith did not miss a game.

The lone game Smith missed in 2013 was when he was suspended for one game for swinging his helmet at Miami guard Richie Incognito in an altercation.

Donald Penn, a left tackle who was released Thursday by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, also visited the facility Friday. However, there was no deal announced, and Penn was scheduled to meet with the Washington Redskins on Saturday.



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