Raiders cut Sean Smith; CB to be sentenced to prison for assault

Doug Mendoza
Марта 13, 2018

The Raiders released Smith today which wasn't a huge surprise considering his release would free up $8.5 million in cap space, without costing the Raiders any dead cap space.

On Monday morning, veteran cornerback Sean Smith was reportedly released by the Oakland Raiders, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The Raiders also released starting right tackle Marshall Newhouse?on Monday. Smith has agreed to plead guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of assault with great bodily injury and will be sentenced to one year in prison and five years of probation, the attorney for the alleged victim confirmed to The Associated Press. Two witnesses testified during a preliminary hearing in December that Smith stomped Woods' head as he lay bleeding and unconscious. However, the four-year contract signed in 2016 included an out this offseason that required no guaranteed money beyond 2017.

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In two seasons with Oakland, Smith had 4 total interceptions and 15 passes defended, but the boxscore doesn't tell the full, largely disappointing story. That was down from a 113.3 rating in his one-plus season under Norton.

Ellis was originally a fourth-round pick by Oakland in 2014. Plus, Carrie is a free agent.

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. Smith endured a handful of benchings over the past two seasons and finished previous year as the 76th player at his position, per Pro Football Focus.

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