Smith (neck) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets. Smith practiced twice during the week despite the neck injury but was limited on both occasions and was still hurting heading into Sunday, prompting the Raiders to keep him out. With Smith sidelined, rookie first-round pick Gareon Conley could be immediately pressed into a significant role in his NFL debut, while backup cornerback T.J. Carrie also could see more snaps at the position.
Smith (neck) returned to practice Friday in a limited role and is listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Jets. Smith was sidelined during Thursday's practice due to a neck injury, so his return Friday, albeit limited, is encouraging for his Sunday status. The veteran recorded two tackles in the team's season-opening win over the Titans. TJ Carrie and rookie Gareon Conley (shin) are in line to see increased snaps should Smith ultimately be unable to go Sunday.
Smith (neck) did not participate in Thursday's practice. Smith was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, so this doesn't bode well regarding his status for Week 2. If the 30-year-old is unable to play Sunday against the Jets, look for TJ Carrie and rookie Gareon Conley (shin) to take on larger roles.
Smith (neck) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Smith played 48 of 64 defensive snaps for the Raiders in Sunday's victory over the Titans and apparently suffered the injury during the game after not being on the injury report last week. The veteran corner was targeted four times and allowed two catches for four yards last week. The Raiders hope he'll be ready to go and can continue that level of play against the Jets on Sunday.
Smith was charged with assault on Thursday, Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area reports. It's unclear exactly how the charges against Smith will impact his ability to play this season. At this point, his status is merely in question, since it isn't clear yet how things will pan out.
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