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Cowboys | A. Smith works out with team

Wed, 06 Dec 2006 14:38:02 -0800

Free agent RB Antowain Smith (Texans) worked out with the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday, Dec. 5.

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Dolphins | A. Smith works out with team

Mon, 04 Sep 2006 22:31:16 -0700

Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports free agent RB Antowain Smith (Texans) worked out with the Miami Dolphins Monday, Sept. 4.

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Texans | A. Smith released

Fri, 01 Sep 2006 13:54:30 -0700

HoustonTexans.com reports the Houston Texans have released RB Antowain Smith.

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Texans | A. Smith starts the game Thursday

Fri, 01 Sep 2006 00:59:45 -0700

HoustonTexans.com reports Houston Texans RB Antowain Smith started the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 31, in place of RB Wali Lundy.

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Texans | Team to use a committee at running back

Fri, 25 Aug 2006 17:54:14 -0700

HoustonTexans.com reports Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said the team will use a rotation of RB Wali Lundy and RB Vernand Morency. RB Antowain Smith or RB Chris Taylor will get work in the fourth quarter Sunday, Aug. 27. Kubiak said, "But (RB) Wali (Lundy) and (RB Vernand) Morency will play the game rotating as if we were playing opening day."

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Texans | A. Smith to start at running back in first preseason game

Thu, 10 Aug 2006 17:34:07 -0700

Updating previous reports, Associated Press reports Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Antowain Smith will start at tailback in the team's first preseason game because RB Domanick Davis (knee) is not ready to return yet.

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Texans | A. Smith likely to start preseason game No. 1

Wed, 09 Aug 2006 21:33:55 -0700

The Associated Press reports Houston Texans RB Antowain Smith is expected to start the team's first preseason game because RB Domanick Davis (knee) remains OUT with a knee injury.

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Texans | No clear-cut backup behind Davis

Wed, 09 Aug 2006 08:41:22 -0700

Ana Chavez, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak has said all five backup running backs (RB Antowain Smith, RB Vernand Morency, RB Wali Lundy, RB Chris Taylor and RB Damien Rhodes) will compete during the preseason for the No. 2 job behind starter Domanick Davis.

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Texans | Davis' knee forcing team to look for help

Fri, 07 Jul 2006 19:15:41 -0700

Megan Manfull, writing for the Sporting News, reports Houston Texans RB Domanick Davis' (knee) knee problems are forcing the Texans to look for another running back. Their only other option is to quickly develop a running back in training camp or veteran RB Antowain Smith.

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Texans | A. Smith happy to be back home

Mon, 12 Jun 2006 19:05:57 -0700

The Associated Press reports Houston Texans RB Antowain Smith is happy to playing again in his hometown of Houston. It took him nine years and four NFL teams to get there. "I've come full circle," he said after Houston's minicamp Monday, June 12. "I just made some stops along the way. It's great to be back at home." The Texans are also pleased to have a capable player to back up starting RB Domanick Davis. Smith said it's been easier to adjust to a new team since the entire Texans offense is learning a new system under first-year head coach Gary Kubiak. Kubiak said that the 6-foot-2, 232-pound Smith has looked good in Houston's practices over the last month. He is anxious to see how Smith's body will hold up during training camp. Smith said he doesn't have any personal goals for the season. He's simply concerned with winning.

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Texans | Contract update: A. Smith

Tue, 09 May 2006 07:16:35 -0700

Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Antowain Smith signed a one-year, $750,000 contract to join the team. The deal included a $710,000 base salary and a signing bonus of $40,000. With RB Domanick Davis firmly entrenched as the starting running back for the Texans, Smith said he is comfortable with his role as a backup.

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Texans | Team signs A. Smith

Mon, 08 May 2006 14:18:35 -0700

HoustonTexans.com reports the Houston Texans have signed free agent RB Antowain Smith (Saints) to an undisclosed contract.

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Texans | Team in talks with A. Smith

Sat, 06 May 2006 09:06:21 -0700

Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Houston Texans are in talks with free agent RB Antowain Smith (Saints).

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Saints | A. Smith eligible for unrestricted free agency

Sun, 08 Jan 2006 08:22:15 -0800

Brian Allee-Walsh, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints RB Antowain Smith is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2005 season is over.

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Saints | Stecker practices; should play

Thu, 15 Dec 2005 06:58:10 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Aaron Stecker (neck) practiced Wednesday, Dec, 14. He is expected to play in the team's Week 15 game splitting carries with RBs Antowain Smith and Anthony Thomas.

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Saints | Smith has big day

Mon, 07 Nov 2005 14:25:31 -0800

Bob Fortus, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints RB Antowain Smith had his best game as a Saint, rushing for 110 yards on 17 carries against the Chicago Bears in Week 9. Smith had a 42-yard run in the first quarter, the longest run by a Saint this year.

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Saints | Stecker Looks Healthy

Wed, 02 Nov 2005 18:38:32 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Aaron Stecker (ankle) looked healthy during Week 8 and shouldn't miss any more time. He will continue sharing snaps with RB Antowain Smith.

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Saints | Smith Could Carry Larger Load in Week 8

Thu, 27 Oct 2005 17:45:41 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Antowain Smith is expected to shoulder a bigger load during Week 8 with RB Aaron Stecker (ankle) at less than 100 percent health.

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Saints | Smith Could Play Bigger Role

Mon, 24 Oct 2005 17:08:53 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Antowain Smith could see an even larger role during Week 8 due to RB Aaron Stecker (Achilles') being at less than 100 percent health.

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Saints | Stecker Practice Again; should be able to Play

Thu, 20 Oct 2005 18:02:57 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Aaron Stecker (Achilles') is listed as questionable but practiced Wednesday, Oct. 19 and Thursday, Oct. 20, so he should play in the team's Week 7 game. He split carries and yards almost right down the middle with RB Antowain Smith last week, but Smith scored both rushing touchdowns.

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Saints | Stecker and Smith to Continue Split Carries

Mon, 17 Oct 2005 19:02:02 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Antowain Smith and RB Aaron Stecker were both effective replacing injured RB Deuce McAllister (knee). Smith ran for two touchdowns, but also fumbled, resulting in Stecker getting more carries. The two will continue to share the load, but expect Smith to be used more for goal-line carries.

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Saints | A. Smith Starting at Running Back

Sun, 16 Oct 2005 09:07:17 -0700

AtlantaFalcons.com reports New Orleans Saints RB Antowain Smith is starting at running back for the team's Week 6 game.

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Saints | Stecker to See Action with Smith

Mon, 10 Oct 2005 17:16:55 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Aaron Stecker will be relied on to take up some of the load for injured RB Deuce McAllister (knee), along with RB Antowain Smith. Stecker has some speed and elusiveness. He can be a change of pace and third down runner or carry the load himself. Stecker replaced McAllister last year for three games and ran for 106 against St. Louis. Smith is expected to get the most carries along with the short-yardage carries, but both of them will cut into each other's numbers. The Saints will continue to focus on the run behind a veteran and physical offensive line, despite the injury to McAllister.

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Saints | Smith Expected to Start

Mon, 10 Oct 2005 12:08:23 -0700

ESPN's John Clayton reports New Orleans Saints RB Antowain Smith will take over as the team's starting running back with RB Deuce McAllister (knee) out for the remainder of the season.

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Saints | Smith to Serve as No. 2 RB

Wed, 28 Sep 2005 16:52:07 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Antowain Smith will serve as the team's No. 2 running back while RB Aaron Stecker (ankle) is out of action.

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Saints | Haslett Pleased with Antowain Smith

Mon, 01 Aug 2005 15:54:03 -0700

The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Haslett is pleased with the performance of RB Antowain Smith. He gives the Saints even more depth at running back. "I love Antowain," Haslett said after practice on Monday, August 1. "He doesn't have great speed, but I'll tell you what he does. He's a big man first of all; he is going to run down hill. He is going to get positive yardage, and he knows his role. I think the guy can go in and play and rush for 1,000 yards. He's done it before." With starting RB Deuce McAllister and backup RB Aaron Stecker ahead of him, Smith may not see a lot of action, but if he is needed he will be ready to play.

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Saints | Smith Could See a Few Extra Carries

Thu, 19 May 2005 22:51:08 -0700

Sheldon Mickles, of the Advocate, reports New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Haslett said he plans on running the ball more often this year, and that could mean a few extra carries for RB Antowain Smith.

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Saints | A. Smith Agrees to One-Year Deal

Fri, 01 Apr 2005 13:26:37 -0800

The New Orleans Saints announced they have agreed to terms with free agent RB Antowain Smith (Titans) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Saints | In Market for Backup RB

Sun, 13 Mar 2005 08:57:44 -0800

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints are in the market for a backup running back this offseason. The club has already met with free agent RB Antowain Smith (Titans) earlier this year.

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Saints | Present Offer to Smith

Sun, 13 Mar 2005 08:57:33 -0800

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints have presented a contract offer to free agent RB Antowain Smith (Titans).

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Saints | Smith to Visit

Tue, 08 Mar 2005 10:39:04 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have announced they will host free agent RB Antowain Smith (Titans) Tuesday, March 8.

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Titans | Smith Could be Re-Signed

Sun, 16 Jan 2005 09:51:23 -0800

Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Antowain Smith is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March and the club may attempt to re-sign him.

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Titans | Smith Could Start Again

Fri, 03 Dec 2004 14:52:44 -0800

Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Antowain Smith would get the starting nod in Week 13 if RB Chris Brown (turf toe) is not able to play once again.

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Titans | Smith Expected to Start

Sun, 28 Nov 2004 09:53:37 -0800

Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Antowain Smith is expected to start during Week 12.

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Titans | Brown Active for Week 12

Sun, 28 Nov 2004 09:24:45 -0800

Tennessee Titans RB Chris Brown (turf toe) is active for Week 12. As previously reported, he is expected to share action during the game with RB Antowain Smith.

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Titans | Brown Expected to Play

Fri, 26 Nov 2004 16:47:26 -0800

Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Chris Brown (toe) practiced Friday, Nov. 26, but was limited. He went through the team's walk through and is currently expected to play during Week 12. Brown, however, may share carries with RB Antowain Smith during Week 12 and is likely to see the majority of the action provided his health holds up.

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Titans | Brown Inactive, Smith to Start Week 11

Sun, 21 Nov 2004 09:12:03 -0800

Tennessee Titans RB Chris Brown (toe) has been deactivated and will be replaced by RB Antowain Smith in the starting lineup for Sunday's game, Nov. 21, versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Titans | A. Smith Works With First-Team Offense

Wed, 17 Nov 2004 14:42:33 -0800

Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Antowain Smith took the majority of the snaps with the first-team offense Wednesday, Nov. 17, in place of RB Chris Brown (turf toe).

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Titans | Smith Saying All The Right Things

Mon, 16 Aug 2004 21:57:24 -0700

Tennessee Titans RB Antowain Smith has had no problem thus far deferring much of the rushing load to second-year RB Chris Brown, reports Gary Glenn of TitansOnline.com. "That Chris is the young guy. He's got those fresh legs," Smith said. "Chris needs to go out there and handle his business, do his job. When he gets tired or needs a little break, then call me in there. If they want me to take on a little bigger workload, I'm capable of doing that, but right now let Chris take that load. Over the years I've had my share of it. I'm cool with it. Let that young man over there go out and do his job."

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Titans | Smith Issued George's Former Locker

Mon, 16 Aug 2004 21:43:51 -0700

Gary Glenn, of TitansOnline.com, reports Tennessee Titans RB Antowain Smith had no idea he had taken over RB Eddie George's old locker until a reporter asked him about following practice Monday, Aug. 16. "I had no idea this was Eddie's old locker," Smith said. "The way things are today people are always changing teams. I'm just happy to be here. Tennessee has been a great organization and a winning team that always goes to the playoffs, so I don't see why that should change now."

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Titans | Smith Continues to Learn

Mon, 09 Aug 2004 04:22:54 -0700

Titans Radio Network reports Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said RB Antowain Smith continues to try and get up-to-speed with the Titans' playbook.

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Titans | Unconcerned with Replacing George

Sun, 01 Aug 2004 11:01:09 -0700

Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans general manager Floyd Reese is unfazed with the running back situation now that the team has parted ways with long-time RB Eddie George. ''I am not sure that we'll lose a great deal there,'' Reese said. ''We just are going to have to do it with 1½ or two guys instead of one.'' The top two candidates are RBs Chris Brown and Antowain Smith.

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Titans | Smith to Compete

Sat, 24 Jul 2004 12:29:13 -0700

Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Antowain Smith will compete for playing time with RB Chris Brown, who enters training camp with the upper hand on the battle. Titans general manager Floyd Reese said Smith has filled the starter role before and he'll be capable of filling whatever role the Titans want him to fill. He noted that Smith has the ability to come in and win the starting job, too.

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Titans | A. Smith Looking to Fit In

Thu, 22 Jul 2004 14:41:38 -0700

Updating ongoing reports, TitansOnline.com reports the Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with free agent RB Antowain Smith (Patriots) and the seven-year veteran said he will be a consummate pro. "I am not here to fill Eddie George's shoes, those are very large shoes to fill," Smith said. "I am here to do whatever is asked of me, help the team win and not step on any toes."

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Titans | A. Smith Contract Details

Thu, 22 Jul 2004 09:59:22 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports free agent RB Antowain Smith (Patriots) has agreed to a one-year deal worth $660,000 with the Tennessee Titans. Smith will receive a signing bonus of around $25,000, but could earn additional money through incentives.

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Titans | A. Smith Agrees to Terms

Thu, 22 Jul 2004 09:49:11 -0700

The Titans Radio Network reports the Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with free agent RB Antowain Smith (Patriots). Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but an official announcement could be made as soon as Thursday, July 22.

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Titans | A. Smith Visits

Wed, 21 Jul 2004 09:07:33 -0700

Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports free agent RB Antowain Smith (Patriots) visited the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, July 20.

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NFL | Smith Playing the Waiting Game

Sun, 18 Jul 2004 07:48:51 -0700

Mike Reiss, of the Metrowest Daily News, reports Kennard McGuire, who represents free agent RB Antowain Smith (Patriots), is willing to wait for the right opportunity to come along before finding a new home for his client. McGuire believes more openings will be available in training camp with injuries and roster cuts.

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Buccaneers | Interested In A. Smith

Wed, 14 Jul 2004 10:30:30 -0700

Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Bruce Allen said the team may continue to add players, including free agent RB Antowain Smith (Patriots). "I think there's about a half dozen guys we're looking at right now and (Smith) would be one of them," said Allen.

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Cowboys | No Urgency to Add Veteran RBs

Sat, 26 Jun 2004 10:49:46 -0700

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports despite the season-ending injury to Dallas Cowboys RB Erik Bickerstaff (knee), the team has shown no urgency in adding any veteran free agent running backs on the market. The team had been contacted by the agents of RBs Dorsey Levens (Giants), James Stewart (Lions) and Antowain Smith (Patriots), but the team declined any interest.

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