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Oakland Raiders releasing cornerback Sean Smith

13 March 2018
Oakland Raiders releasing cornerback Sean Smith

The Los Angeles Times' Nathan Fenno reports free agent CB Sean Smith will be sentenced to one year in jail as part of a plea deal for his felony assault charge. The victim stated that Smith drank copious amounts of tequila before he was assaulted in an incident that involved Smith's sister.

Smith's departure has plenty to do with his salary, shaving a whopping $8.5 million off the books for 2018. The Raiders released David Amerson, a starter last season when he was healthy, in February.

After Ken Norton Jr. was replaced as defensive playcaller by John Pagano, Smith was used more to his strengths. This after being 109th in passer rating allowed in Weeks 1-11. "I guess I'm just on the field more".

Ellis was originally a fourth-round pick by Oakland in 2014.

Aldon Smith was released from the Oakland Raiders over an alleged March 3 attack, but he's fighting charges.

Sean Smith will be released by Oakland Raiders

Smith hasn't played in a National Football League game since November 2015 and is suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Carrie is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent Wednesday and is free to talk to potential suitors this week.

A veteran of nine seasons, Smith has also played for the Miami Dolphins and Chiefs and has 14 career interceptions, 102 passes defensed and 424 tackles. The 30-year-old played well for the Raiders down the stretch last season, after a year and a half of disappointing production.

He has appeared in 100 games (70 starts) in his career with the Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Giants and Raiders.