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Sean Smith | Defensive Back | #21

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
College: Utah
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (61) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Raiders CB Sean Smith was benched against the Saints Week 1.
Smith had a tough day overall, but the biggest blunder was allowing Brandin Cooks to fly by him untouched for a 98-yard touchdown. "I thought that he had a rough day, so we took him out," Del Rio said. "He’ll be back. He’s going to play well for us, but he didn’t play well today." The Raiders will obviously hope to see better from their $40-million corner this week against the Falcons. Sep 12 - 12:38 PM

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Raiders signed CB Sean Smith, formerly of the Chiefs, to a four-year, $40 million contract.

The deal includes $20 million guaranteed. After missing out on Janoris Jenkins, the Raiders turned their attention to Smith, ended up with a more consistent corner at a much cheaper price, and stole talent from a division rival. At 6-foot-4, 214 with nearly 35-inch arms, Smith is an imposing press-man cornerback coming off a terrific season in Kansas City. The Raiders now have elite size on the boundaries with Smith bookending David Amerson (6-foot-1, 205).
Mar 10 - 7:55 AM

The Kansas City Star's Terez Paylor reports the Chiefs "are making a strong push" to re-sign free agent CB Sean Smith.

Oakland is also interested after striking out on Janoris Jenkins. Arguably the best corner left on the market, Smith will try to goad the teams into a bidding war. The Chiefs pass defense was a mess early, but it solidified after Smith returned from a three-game suspension.
Mar 9 - 8:47 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders "have turned their attention" to free agent CB Sean Smith.

Oakland was reportedly involved in the market for Janoris Jenkins, but he has agreed to terms with the Giants. The Raiders will now turn to Smith, who is a more consistent and likely cheaper option. Rapoport reports the Chiefs are not out of the running for Smith yet, and the 49ers are also reportedly interested.
Mar 9 - 11:22 AM

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Raiders and 49ers are "very interested" in free agent CB Sean Smith.

Smith would fit either club as a plus-sized (6'4/214) press-man corner. Smith is expected to command $8 million to $10 million annually, and both San Francisco and Oakland are positioned well to meet an asking price like that.
Mar 7 - 2:41 PM

The Kansas City Star reports free agent CB Sean Smith is drawing "significant interest."

Per reporter Terez A. Paylor, "multiple teams" have reached out to Smith since the "legal tampering" period began Monday. Smith is reportedly seeking $8-$10 million per season. He's Rotoworld's No. 4 free agent corner.
Mar 7 - 1:58 PM

The Chicago Tribune passes along "word on the street" from the Combine that free agent CB Sean Smith is seeking $8 million to $10 million per year.

Many top free agents will be able to hit their monetary goals in a year where so many teams are flush with salary cap room. Smith is a 28-year-old press-man cornerback with rare size (6'4/214). He finished last season as a top-20 cornerback in PFF's coverage grades and will get paid handsomely.
Feb 29 - 1:42 PM

NFL suspended Chiefs RCB Sean Smith three games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Smith pled guilty to DUI last month, receiving two years probation. He'll miss games against the Texans, Broncos and Packers before being eligible to return Week 4 against the Bengals. The Chiefs already had some cornerback concerns before Smith's suspension. While he's out, expect Phillip Gaines, first-round rookie Marcus Peters and Jamell Fleming to get the bulk of the reps at corner.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 09:51:00 AM

Chiefs RCB Sean Smith has been sentenced to two years' probation in his June 2014 drunk-driving case.

Although he's now square with the law, Smith will likely be facing a two-game suspension. Going on 28 and headed into the final year of his contract, Smith was one of the better cornerbacks in the league last season. He graded out No. 5 overall in Pro Football Focus' corner ratings.
Tue, Apr 14, 2015 06:30:00 PM

Chiefs CB Sean Smith saw some first-team work during the final week of camp.

Last year's starter, Smith had been relegated to the second team throughout training camp. Ron Parker, who has been starting in Smith's place, was lit up during the Chiefs' first preseason game, and that performance likely led to this shakeup. It would be a surprise if Smith is not the starter Week 1.
Source: Chiefs Spin
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 09:20:00 AM

ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher expects CB Sean Smith to replace Ron Parker in the starting lineup "sometime soon."

Parker has been running with the first team throughout most of the offseason program. Parker was awful in the Chiefs' first preseason game, however, and it would be surprising if the more talented Smith did not jump him at some point. Kansas City's secondary is set to struggle this season.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 08:55:00 AM

The Chiefs have continued to use CB Sean Smith with their second-team defense in training camp.

Smith's OTAs demotion wasn't the result of his June DUI arrest. He's in serious danger of losing his starting job to journeyman Ron Parker, with sophomore Marcus Cooper locked in at the other corner. Kansas City's secondary is quite suspect, with deficiencies they'll hope to mask via a dynamic front seven.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 08:11:00 PM

The Chiefs have demoted Sean Smith to the second-team defense at OTAs.

The coaching staff is presumably trying to send a message to Smith, who was recently arrested for DUI. With Brandon Flowers also away from workouts, Ron Parker and Marcus Cooper are working as Kansas City's starting corners. Pro Football Focus graded Smith as its No. 50 corner out of 110 qualifiers last year.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 01:57:00 PM

Chiefs RCB Sean Smith was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving early Monday morning.

Smith was arrested after losing control of his car and striking a light post. Smith "appeared confused and began mumbling statements" after being approached by Kansas City Police. The Chiefs are "aware" of the situation.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 05:39:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Chiefs RCB Sean Smith's three-year contract is worth just $16.5 million in base value.

The cornerback market was a huge disappointment this year. Smith got paid more than anyone, and his lowly $5.5 million annual average doesn't even put him among the league's top-12 corners. Smith received $7.465 million in fully guaranteed money. He can push the deal's max value to $18 million via incentives. Smith will be able to reenter the free-agent market at age 28.
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 07:25:00 PM

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