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Top Sean Smith News

  • Sean Smith: Clear from suspension

    Smith had his suspension lifted by the NFL on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Smith spent time in jail for felony assault in March 2018 and was subsequently released by the Raiders. He remained unsigned before being suspended for the remainder of the season in November. The 31-year-old has started 122 games since being drafted during the second round by the Dolphins in 2009.

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  • Sean Smith: Gets hit with suspension

    Smith has been suspended for the remainder of the 2018 season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Smith spent time in jail for felony assault earlier this year, though he was never formally disciplined until now. He was released by the Raiders in the offseason after spending the previous two seasons with the club.

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  • Raiders' Sean Smith: Released Monday

    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.

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  • Raiders' Sean Smith: Tallies two picks Sunday

    Smith recorded his first two interceptions of the season in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys.

    Smith added three solo tackles to go along with his pair of picks. The 30-year-old cornerback had logged only two passes defended prior to his big day Sunday. He did his damage across 59 defensive snaps (91.0 percent).

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  • Raiders' Sean Smith: Active for Sunday's contest

    Smith (neck/shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

    Smith was able to log two full practice sessions and was trending towards playing in Sunday's game all week. He will draw the start at cornerback opposite T.J. Carrie.

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  • Raiders' Sean Smith: Questionable for Sunday

    Smith (neck/shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

    Smith logged a pair of full practices this week after being inactive against the Jets on Sunday. The veteran cornerback is likely a game-day decision at this point, with Gareon Conley and T.J. Carrie set to see more snaps if he's unable to play.

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  • Raiders' Sean Smith: Back at practice

    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.

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  • Raiders' Sean Smith: Unavailable for Week 2

    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.

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  • Raiders' Sean Smith: Limited at Friday's practice

    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.

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  • Raiders' Sean Smith: Sits out practice Thursday

    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.

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  • Raiders' Sean Smith: Limited Wednesday

    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.

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  • Raiders' Sean Smith: Charged with assault

    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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Pasadena, CA, USA
Age: 34
School: Utah
Experience: 10