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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 RCB Sean Smith (shoulder) is inactive for Week 9.
Smith was close to playing, but couldn't make it through pregame warmups. T.J. Carrie will start opposite David Amerson. Smith should return after Oakland's Week 10 bye. Nov 6 - 7:14 PM

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Raiders RCB Sean Smith (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 9.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported early in the week that Smith would likely miss Sunday night's game against the Broncos, but Smith's ability to practice on a limited manner the past two days suggests he has a good shot at suiting up. If he ultimately can't, T.J. Carrie would take over at right cornerback.
Nov 4 - 3:26 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Raiders CB Sean Smith (shoulder) is expected to miss just one week.

Smith's injury looked much worse when he went down in ton of pain in the first quarter against the Bucs. It sounds like he's avoided anything serious. Smith has played extremely well since he was roasted by Brandin Cooks in Week 1 at the Superdome. T.J. Carrie filled in with Smith out on Sunday.
Oct 31 - 7:20 PM

Raiders CB Sean Smith suffered a let shoulder injury in Sunday's game against the Bucs, and will not return.

Smith landed extremely hard in the first quarter. He was in a ton of pain, but wasn't formally ruled out until midway through the second half. He could be dealing with a multi-week issue.
Oct 30 - 3:16 PM

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

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

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