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 nonparticipant at Wednesday's practice due to a hip 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's 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. Smith had a five-year stint with the Texans from 2009-13, 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).
The Texans are interested in signing defensive tackle Antonio Smith, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The team is in discussions about bringing back Smith.
Smith, who played for the Texans for five seasons, was released by the Raiders on Tuesday. The 33-year-old has started at least 15 games in each of the last six seasons. Over his 10-year career, he has racked up 302 total tackles, 44.5 sacks, eight passes defensed and 11 forced fumbles.
The Raiders have released defensive lineman Antonio Smith, ESPN reports.
Smith started all 16 games for the Raiders in 2014 but recorded just 20 tackles and three sacks. He was slated to count $4 million against the cap, and the team will carry no dead cap space after terminating his contract.
Raiders defensive back Carlos Rogers, who was listed as questionable Friday with a knee injury, and defensive lineman Antonio Smith, who was listed as questionable with a back injury, are both active for Week 3 at New England.
The Raiders have nine players listed on the injury report for Week 3. Linebacker Sio Moore, who's nursing an ankle injury, was the only player ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Deemed questionable are cornerback Chimdi Chekwa (knee). running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hand), tackle Matt McCants (knee), linebacker Nick Roach (concussion), cornerback Carlos Rogers (knee), defensive lineman Antonio Smith (back) and wide receiver Rod Streater (hip).
Justin Tuck, who is dealing with an illness, was the only player ruled probable for Sunday.
The following players will not dress for Thursday's exhibition game finale for the Raiders against the Seahawks: Nick Roach, Sio Moore, Rod Streater, David Ausberry, James Jones, Justin Tuck, Antonio Smith and Kevin Burnett .
The Raiders signed free agent defensive end Antonio Smith on Friday, the team announced. Smith has 41.5 career sacks. He registered posted 50 tackles (27 solo), five sacks, one forced fumble and one pass defensed last season with the Texans.
Free agent defensive end Antonio Smith has drawn interest from four teams and has lined up two visits, reports ESPN.com. The Texans reportedly want to keep Smith, who has 41.5 career sacks.
Thirteen Texans have been deemed probable for the last game of the year, including wide receiver Andre Johnson (wrist) and quarterback T.J. Yates (back).
The other offensive probables are tight end Ryan Griffin (knee), wideout DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), fullback Greg Jones (knee) and offensive linemen Wade Smith (knee) and Derek Newton (knee).
The defensive probables are linebackers Brooks Reed (thumb), Darryl Sharpton (knee) and Justin Tuggle (elbow), backs Josh Victorian (back) and D.J. Swearinger (foot) and end Antonio Smith (knee).
Texans running back Brad Smelley (back), who was listed as questionable Friday, and running back Greg Jones (knee), defensive back Johnathan Joseph (groin), linebacker Joe Mays (knee), offensive lineman Derek Newton (knee), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (ankle), defensive lineman Antonio Smith (knee), offensive lineman Wade Smith (knee), defensive back D.J. Swearinger (foot), linebacker Justin Tuggle (elbow), defensive back Josh Victorian (back), long snapper Jon Weeks (elbow) and quarterback T.J. Yates (back), who were all listed as probable, are active for Week 16 against the Broncos.
The Texans boast a boatload of defensive players on their Friday injury report, but nearly all of them are probable for the Week 16 game against Denver.
The probables are defensive backs D.J. Swearinger (foot), Josh Victorian (back) and Johnathan Joseph (groin), linebackers Justin Tuggle (elbow) and Joe Mays (knee) and linemen Antonio Smith (knee) and J.J. Watt (hand).
Texans interim coach Wade Phillips said Monday defensive lineman Antonio Smith (knee sprain), wide receiver DeVier Posey (ankle sprain) and cornerback Johnathan Joseph (groin) all underwent MRIs.
The Texans' injury report for Week 14 featured a lengthy list of injured defenders, but all but one player from that side of the ball was able to take the field Thursday against the Jaguars. While defensive back Jawanza Starling (foot) was inactive prior to kickoff, 11 other injured players were able to play through their issues.
Defensive lineman Antonio Smith (not injury related), linebackers Joe Mays (knee), Mike Mohamed (hamstring), Darryl Sharpton (knee), Whitney Mercilus (hip) and Jeff Tarpinian (groin), and defensive backs Brice McCain (hamstring), Johnathan Joseph (groin), Kareem Jackson (ribs), D.J. Swearinger (foot) and Shiloh Keo (neck) are all in uniform Thursday.
Eleven Texans defenders have been placed on the injury report for the game Thursday against the Jaguars, but all are probable.
Among those in the secondary are Kareem Jackson (ribs), Johnathan Joseph (groin), Shiloh Keo (neck), Jawanza Starling (hamstring) and D.J. Swearinger (foot).
The listed linebackers are Joe Mays (knee), Whitney Mercilus (hip), Mike Mohamed (hamstring), Darryl Sharpton (knee) and Jeff Tarpinian (groin). The lone lineman is <span data-shortcode="annotation" data-id="493063" data-text="Antonio Smith" data-canon="Antonio Smith" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_PLAYER" id="shortcode0"> (not injury related).
Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson (ribs), cornerback Brice McCain (hamstring), safety Shiloh Keo (neck), cornerback Elbert Mack (hamstring), linebacker Joe Mays (knee), linebacker Mike Mohamed (hamstring), tackle Derek Newton (knee), quarterback Matt Schaub (not injury related), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (back), defensive end Antonio Smith (not injury related), guard Wade Smith (knee) and linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (groin) were all cleared to play Week 13 vs. New England.
The Texans have deemed 11 players as probable for their game Sunday against the Patriots.
The offensive players on the list are guard Wade Smith (knee), running back Ben Tate (ribs), tackle Derek Newton (knee) and quarterback Matt Schaub (not injury related).
The defensive players are backs Shiloh Keo (neck) and Elbert Mack (hamtring), linebackers Joe Mays (knee), Jeff Tarpinian (groun), Darryl Sharpton (back) and Mike Mohamed (hamstring) and end Antonio Smith (not injury related).
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