The NFL has denied the appeal of Texans RE Antonio Smith's suspension.
Texans RE Antonio Smith will have his suspension appeal heard Thursday.
NFL suspended Texans RE Antonio Smith for Week 1.
Updating a previous item, ESPN's Ed Werder reports the NFL is considering a "substantial" fine and "regular season suspension" for Antonio Smith following Saturday's helmet-strike incident with Richie Incognito.
Texans RE Antonio Smith will be suspended up to two preseason games for Saturday's incident with Dolphins LG Richie Incognito.
FOX Sports' Jay Glazer released a video Monday of Texans RE Antonio Smith ripping off Dolphins LG Richie Incognito's helmet in last week's preseason game and striking Incognito in the face with it.
The Houston Chronicle believes Justin Smith's new three-year, $16.8 million deal with the 49ers could be a baseline for RE Antonio Smith and the Texans.
The Texans and RE Antonio Smith have mutual interest in a contract extension.
Antonio Smith (ankle) returned to practice on Friday and is expected to play in Week 2.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak expects DE Antonio Smith (shoulder) to be active for Week 10.
Texans DE Antonio Smith will undergo an MRI after injuring his shoulder in Sunday's win over the Browns.
Texans DE Antonio Smith has four sacks through four games.
The Texans will move Antonio Smith back to right defensive end in their new 3-4 defense.
Texans DE Antonio Smith led the league with 19 quarterback hits last season.