Smith (hip) was a full participant at Thursday's practice. Smith was held out of practice entirely on Wednesday but he appears to be recovered now and isn't expected to miss more time due to the injury.
Smith was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice due to a groin injury. If Smith is forced to miss Sunday's game against the Packers, look for Ufomba Kamalu to see increased action along the Texans' defensive line.
Smith will sign with the Texans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Smith roster spot opens up due to the massive loss of J.J. Watt, whose back injury will place him on the injured reserve for an extended period of time. The veteran defensive end had a five-year stint with the Texans from '09-'13, during which he recorded 27 sacks.
Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is being investigated for child abuse, TMZ reported early Thursday morning. The investigation is related to "multiple incidents dating back to 2010" in the state of Texas, according to the person making the accusation against Smith. The case was filed in Colorado in November but was moved to Texas. Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey confirmed to TMZ that the child abuse division is handling the case against Smith but said that no charges have been filed. Healey later told the Denver Post that his office has been investigating Smith for several weeks. "It is true that the county sheriff's office has received a complaint from an individual," he said. "They are, and have been, conducting an investigation. ... My office is working with the investigating agency to review their information and further their investigation. There is nothing imminent." The Broncos released a statement regarding the matter, reading, "Last night, we became aware for the first time of an allegation involving Antonio Smith. We are now in the process of gathering more information."
The Broncos announced on Thursday that they have signed defensive lineman Antonio Smith to a one-year deal. According to NFL.com, the deal will pay Smith $2 million for his only season he's under contract for. In 10 years, Smith totaled 302 total tackles, 44.5 sacks, eight passes defensed and 11 forced fumbles. He's had stints with the Cardinals (2004-2008), Texans (2009-2013) and Raiders (2014).