Raiders release OT Marshall Newhouse, CB Sean Smith


Raiders release OT Marshall Newhouse, CB Sean Smith

According to Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times, Smith is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to a felony count of assault with great bodily injury.

Unfortunately, Smith never quite worked out as expected in Oakland, along with a myriad of other acquisitions that continue to plague the Raiders even today. Entering the season finale, Smith was ranked eighth in the NFL in passer rating allowed (36.3) among cornerbacks with at least 110 coverage snaps in Weeks 12-16, per Pro Football Focus.

Smith is accused of assaulting his sister's then-boyfriend Christopher Woods in Pasadena last August, causing five fractures to the victim's eye socket.

The report also said the Raiders will cut ties with Smith and that the cornerback will be sentenced to one year in jail and three years of probation as part of his plea agreement. This after being 109th in passer rating allowed in Weeks 1-11.

The Raiders are releasing veteran cornerback Sean Smith, a source told the Bay Area News Group.

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.

Smith recorded two interceptions in each of the last two seasons after totaling 10 in a combined seven years with the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins.