Raiders to release CB Smith after guilty plea in assault case

  • Raiders to release CB Smith after guilty plea in assault case

Raiders to release CB Smith after guilty plea in assault case

Shortly after, it was reported by Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times that Smith will serve some jail time after the 30-year-old cornerback plead guilty to felony assault charges made against him from an incident that occurred last July.

Smith was arrested last August 17 for allegedly assaulting his sister's then-boyfriend, Christopher Woods, last July 4. As part of Smith's plea agreement, he will be sentenced to one year in prison and three years of probation.

The corner was released by the Raiders on Monday. However, the four-year contract signed in 2016 included an out this offseason that required no guaranteed money beyond 2017.

Smith's release leaves even more uncertainty in the Raiders' cornerback corps with only Gareon Conley, Antonio Hamilton and Dexter McDonald the safe bets to be back among the group. He allowed opposing quarterbacks to post a 116.5 passer rating when targeting him in 2016, according to SportRadar.

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.

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.

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.

Carrie is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent Wednesday and is free to talk to potential suitors this week.

Ellis was originally a fourth-round pick by Oakland in 2014.

Whalen has played 43 games over six seasons in the NFL.