Former Raiders CB Sean Smith Will Serve One Year In Prison

Dec 17 2017 Oakland CA USA Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith reacts after intercepts a pass against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL football game at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. Mandatory Credit Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The charges stem from an incident last off-season when Smith reportedly beat his sister's boyfriend. As part of Smith's plea agreement, he will be sentenced to one year in prison and three years of probation.

The Oakland Raiders announced Monday they have released Sean Smith with the cornerback set to go to jail for assault.

The move clears $8.5 million in 2018 salary cap space for the Raiders, two days before the start of free agency. This image reflects the Oakland Raiders active roster as of Monday, June 13, 2016 when this image was taken.

Smith's release underscores the Raiders' needs at cornerback this offseason. Smith was benched early in his Raiders career and failed to lock down a cornerback position that has since been given to last year's first round rookie, Gareon Conley.

Over two seasons with the Raiders, Smith appeared in 29 games with 22 starts and totaled 77 tackles, four interceptions and 17 passes defensed.

Carrie is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent Wednesday and is free to talk to potential suitors this week.

Smith hasn't played in a National Football League game since November 2015 and is suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Newhouse started 14 games last season for the Raiders but new coach Jon Gruden said at the combine that the play at right tackle last season was inconsistent.

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