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Raiders to release cornerback Sean Smith, who's reportedly headed to jail

Raiders to release cornerback Sean Smith, who's reportedly headed to jail

It didn't take long for the Oakland Raiders to release him from the roster as a result.

Smith allegedly beat and stomped on his sister's boyfriend's head in Pasadena, California, for which he faced up to seven years in prison.

Attorney Jonathan Dennis said Woods "felt the sentence, obviously, was not as strict as it should have been, but he's pleased he's admitting guilt". Smith was due base salaries of $8.25 million in 2018 and $8.75 million in 2019. He then played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2013-2015 before signing a four-year, $40 million deal with the Oakland Raiders.

Unfortunately, Smith never quite worked out as expected in Oakland, along with a myriad of other acquisitions that continue to plague the Raiders even today.

Still, given the Raiders' subpar cornerbacks group, Smith was probably the best one among them the second half of the season.




Smith struggled again early in 2017 and was replaced in the starting lineup by TJ Carrie, before finishing the season strong after John Pagano replaced fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. for the final six games. He allowed opposing quarterbacks to post a 116.5 passer rating when targeting him in 2016, according to SportRadar.

Smith's two interceptions against the Dallas Cowboys on December 17 led Oakland, which only had five picks on the year.

Newhouse started 14 games at right tackle for the Raiders in 2017, and has played in 100 games with 70 starts over his eight-year National Football League career. His 32 tackles a year ago matched the fewest since his 2009 rookie season with Miami.

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