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



The Raiders announced Monday that they have released offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse and cornerback Sean Smith after the pair had disappointing campaigns in 2017.

The Raiders also released starting right tackle Marshall Newhouse?on Monday.

Smith is accused of assaulting his sister's then-boyfriend Christopher Woods in Pasadena last August, causing five fractures to the victim's eye socket.

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". 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.

Smith, who turns 31 in July, signed an eye-popping four-year, $40 million contract - $20 million guaranteed - prior to the 2016 season, but never lived up to his billing.

Oakland will again seek to bolster the secondary in free agency, looking for a starter at cornerback to pair with last year's first-round pick Gareon Conley. Smith endured a handful of benchings over the past two seasons and finished a year ago as the 76th player at his position, per Pro Football Focus.

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

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