Raiders to release CB Smith after guilty plea in assault case

Hope Soto
March 14, 2018

He signed a four-year, $38 million deal with the Raiders before the 2016 season.

The top free-agent cornerback will sign with the Jets on Wednesday, and he'll hardly go for cheap. But he never played up to that level and the Raiders have made a decision to cut him instead of paying him $8.5 million this year.

Share this article: Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith. Getting released from the Raiders didn't really change that much about his career: He has been banned from playing since the suspension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't announced the move. He was also sentenced to five years of probation and was taken into custody after the court hearing.

Smith was accused of assaulting his sister's then-boyfriend, Christopher Woods, on July 4.

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The Mercury News' Rick Hurd and Matthias Gafni reported the victim identified herself as an ex-girlfriend of Smith's during a call with an emergency dispatcher.

During his stint with the Rams, Carrier recorded just 71 receiving yards on eight catches and 11 targets across 14 games of action. That was down from a 113.3 rating in his one-plus season under Norton.

Smith first reached the National Football League as a member of the Miami Dolphins and spent the first four years of his career as their starting cornerback. Dexter McDonald and Antonio Hamilton are the other two cornerbacks under contract, and TJ Carrie has interest from the Broncos, according to CBS Sports, since he's set to hit unrestricted free agency on Wednesday.

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