Raiders CB Sean Smith reportedly will be released, spend year in jail

Raiders CB Sean Smith reportedly will be released, spend year in jail

Raiders CB Sean Smith reportedly will be released, spend year in jail

Derek Carr might be throwing to someone with the same nine letters in his name, as the Raiders will sign tight end Derek Carrier, a source told the Bay Area News Group.

Share this article: Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith. That is if McKenzie and Gruden have chose to make that a priority.

Carrier actually began his career with Oakland in 2012 during general manager Reggie McKenzie's first season with the team before being cut during the preseason. He spent 2017 with the Los Angeles Rams, where Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson was a quarterbacks coach, and the previous two years with the Washington Redskins under coach Jay Gruden, younger brother of Raiders coach Jon Gruden.

Carrier has 36 career catches for 327 yards and a touchdown. Last season, Carrier played for the Los Angeles Rams, where he was traded by Washington.

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Smith is also facing legal problems.

As always, stay tuned to bayareanewsgroup.com and mercurynews.com for all your Raiders free-agency news. Smith was signed as a big-ticket free agent in 2016 to a four-year, $38 million deal. According to NFL Network, Johnson will make around $15 million per year, though it's unknown how long the deal is for.

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.

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

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