Former Raiders CB Sean Smith Will Serve One Year In Prison

Lynette Rowe
March 13, 2018

Smith, 30, was accused of assaulting his sister's then-boyfriend, Christopher Woods, on July 4. He will be sentenced to one year in jail and five years of probation.

The Oakland Raiders will release cornerback Sean Smith, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The move will save the Raiders $8.5 million in 2018.

This is big news for the Raiders, as the franchise already released starting cornerback David Amerson just one day after Super Bowl 52. Getting released from the Raiders didn't really change that much about his career: He has been banned from playing since the suspension. Their only players under contract at cornerback from last year's active roster are Gareon Conley (their 2017 first-round pick who played in two games as a rookie because of a shin injury), Dexter McDonald and Antonio Hamilton.

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Smith's two interceptions against the Dallas Cowboys on December 17 led Oakland, which only had five picks on the year. He has started 41 of the 60 games he has played in during four seasons with the Raiders and is strong against the run. Plus, Carrie is a free agent.

Newhouse started 14 games last season for the Raiders but new coach Jon Gruden said at the combine that the play at right tackle last season was inconsistent.

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.

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