Veteran cornerback Sean Smith headed to jail following release from Raiders


Over two seasons with the Raiders, Smith appeared in 29 games with 22 starts and totaled 77 tackles, four interceptions and 17 passes defensed. This image reflects the Oakland Raiders active roster as of Monday, June 13, 2016 when this image was taken. Both cornerbacks signed lucrative contracts in 2016.

Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith stands on the field during a game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Denver.

Smith was arrested last August 17 for allegedly assaulting his sister's then-boyfriend, Christopher Woods, last July 4. As part of Smith's plea agreement, he will be sentenced to one year in prison and three years of probation.

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Shortly after, it was reported by Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times that Smith will serve some jail time after the 30-year-old cornerback plead guilty to felony assault charges made against him from an incident that occurred last July. TJ Carrie, who started all 16 games in 2017, is set to become a free agent. That was down from a 113.3 rating in his one-plus season under Norton.

Newhouse started 14 games at right tackle for the Raiders in 2017, and has played in 100 games with 70 starts over his eight-year National Football League career. Plus, Carrie is a free agent. He has started 41 of the 60 games he has played in during four seasons with the Raiders and is strong against the run.

Smith's two interceptions against the Dallas Cowboys on December 17 led Oakland, which only had five picks on the year.