Raiders to release CB Smith after guilty plea in assault case

Sean Smith will be released by Oakland Raiders

The victim stated that Smith drank copious amounts of tequila before he was assaulted in an incident that involved Smith's sister.

This is big news for the Raiders, as the franchise already released starting cornerback David Amerson just one day after Super Bowl 52.

Woods also sued the Raiders and Smith, claiming Sean's "size, strength, and certain offensive techniques" were used as a weapon against him.

Smith was set to make $8.25 million in base salary in 2018, and his release comes with no dead money against Oakland's cap. He then played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2013-2015 before signing a four-year, $40 million deal with the Oakland Raiders. Entering the season finale, Smith was ranked eighth in the NFL in passer rating allowed (36.3) among cornerbacks with at least 110 coverage snaps in Weeks 12-16, per Pro Football Focus. He said he was only on the field in certain packages early in the season and could not get into the flow of a game as a result.

The Raiders announced Monday that they have released offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse and cornerback Sean Smith after the pair had disappointing campaigns in 2017. Plus, Carrie is a free agent.

Nonetheless, Smith was able to postpone his court date and played 14 games with the Raiders last season, where he made 32 tackles, two assists, and two interceptions. His 32 tackles past year matched the fewest since his 2009 rookie season with Miami.



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