A day after the free agent signing period began, the Texans introduced their first big catch of free agency on Saturday. Former Cardinals defensive end Antonio Smith had 6 teams interested in him but said he felt at home with the Texans and got the vibe they genuinely wanted him here. Of course a five-year deal worth 35 million dollar deal doesn't hurt, 12 million of that guaranteed. Smith is also reunited with Texans defensive coordinator Frank Bush who was his position coach in Arizona for three years.
On Sunday the Texans find a back up quarterback in former Lions signal caller Dan Orlovsky. He spent the last four years in Detroit after a stellar career in college at Connecticut. Orlovsky knows his primary role is being a safety net in case Matt Schaub gets hurt and he's fine with that. A main reason he decided on Houston was Head Coach Gary Kubiak's track record with quarterbacks and he's hoping Kubiak can get the most out of him as either a back up or starter.