Raiders to release CB Smith after guilty plea in assault case

Raiders to release CB Smith after guilty plea in assault case

Raiders to release CB Smith after guilty plea in assault case

As part of Smith's plea agreement, he will be sentenced to one year in prison and three years of probation.

Woods also sued the Raiders and Smith, claiming Sean's "size, strength, and certain offensive techniques" were used as a weapon against him.

The charges stem from an incident last off-season when Smith reportedly beat his sister's boyfriend. He was charged with assault by means of force to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury, and was due for his next court date Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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

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Over two seasons with the Raiders, Smith appeared in 29 games with 22 starts and totaled 77 tackles, four interceptions and 17 passes defensed. The team released him in August 2015. With AP Photos.The Oakland Raiders released cornerback Sean Smith and right tackle Marshall Newhouse to create more salary cap room heading into free agency.

Smith's release underscores the Raiders' needs at cornerback this offseason. His 32 tackles a year ago matched the fewest since his 2009 rookie season with Miami. He was released by the Raiders last week.

Smith struggled again early in 2017 and was replaced in the starting lineup by TJ Carrie, before finishing the season strong after John Pagano replaced fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. for the final six games.

A person familiar with the move said Smith was told Monday that he will be let go before the start of the new league year on Wednesday.

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