Raiders DL Smith had 'minor' surgery

May, 9, 2014
May 9
6:15
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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie confirmed to ESPN.com Friday that newly acquired defensive lineman Antonio Smith recently underwent a "minor" surgery after a weight-lifting mishap during the team’s voluntary workout program.

"He'll be fine," McKenzie said, without elaborating on the body part.

Smith, 32, played defensive end for the Houston Texans the previous five seasons, racking up 27 sacks for the Texans. He signed with Oakland as an unrestricted free agent on March 14 and many expect him to see time inside at left defensive tackle in the Raiders' 4-3 defense, or to rotate with Justin Tuck at left defensive end.

Paul Gutierrez

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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