Smith signed a one-year deal with the Raiders on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Smith joined the Raiders all the way back in December and played just a single offensive snap, so it's fair to say it's entirely possible the running back could be battling for his job in the preseason. As it stands, Smith is likely just a depth piece behind obvious offensive factors Josh Jacobs and Jalen Richard.
Smith signed with the Raiders on Tuesday. Josh Jacobs is tending to a fractured shoulder and his status is uncertain for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, so Smith will join the Raiders to add depth to the backfield. DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard carried the load during Week 14's loss to the Titans, posting 96 and 46 yards from scrimmage, respectively, while the former scored a rushing touchdown. It's unclear whether Smith will have a role in the offense if Jacobs sits out, but it'll likely be minimal at best.
Brown had a tryout with the Raiders on Monday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports. Smith was waived by the Titans last week after suiting up for just three games with the club. The journeyman running back has primarily been a special teams contributor and is now looking to earn a job in Oakland. He would presumably land on the team's practice squad first if he did make enough of an impression during his workout.
Smith was waived by Tennessee on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Smith played just three games for the team this season, seeing only special-teams work over three contests. Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis continue to hold down the fort in Nashville.
Smith (groin) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports. Smith was questionable for this past Sunday's game against the Broncos but he was ultimately an inactive. The 25-year-old running back appears ready to suit up for Week 7's game against the Chargers, and he'll serve as a change-of-pace back.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/22||New Orleans Saints||4||13.24|
|3||09/27||@New England Patriots||2||11.94|
|5||10/11||@Kansas City Chiefs||23||20.37|
|7||10/26||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||10.63|
|9||11/08||@Los Angeles Chargers||22||18.88|
|11||11/23||Kansas City Chiefs||23||20.37|
|13||12/06||@New York Jets||9||14.50|
|15||12/18||Los Angeles Chargers||22||18.88|
|3 Year Avg||33||120||2||9||87||0||32|