Smith was released by the Raiders on Monday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The 30-year-old cornerback has 123 NFL starts to his name, but the Raiders were never going to pay his $8.25 million salary for 2018 after he was benched for part of last season. In addition to his declining play, Smith is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of assault with great bodily injury, and he'll be sentenced to one year in jail with three years of probation, per Nathan Fenno of The Los Angeles Times. Even if the sentence is suspended or shortened, it's safe to assume Smith will face a suspension from the NFL. He may struggle to attract interest as a free agent.
Smith (neck) was able to log a full practice Wednesday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Smith tallied two tackles in the Raiders season opener, but also came out of the contest with a neck injury. The issue lead him to be limited at practice last week and miss Week 2's victory over the Jets. However, the team likely was exercising caution here in order to avoid a lingering injury, and he now appears back to full health. Barring any setbacks, the veteran is on track to take the field Sunday against the Redskins.
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) 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 has recovered from offseason shoulder surgery, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Smith tore his labrum last October when diving for a pass in a game against the Buccaneers and underwent corrective surgery in January. Now healthy, Smith should open training camp without limitations.
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