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Sean Smith | Defensive Back | #21

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
College: Utah
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (61) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Sean Smith (neck, shoulder) is active for Week 3 against Washington.
Smith was expected to play despite his questionable tag. It's the first time he's been in the lineup with both David Amerson and Gareon Conley. Oakland's inactives are QB Connor Cook, OT David Sharpe, OT Jyland Ware, DE Jihad Ward, S Erik Harris, CB Dexter McDonald, and DT Darius Latham. Sep 24 - 7:12 PM

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Sean Smith (neck, shoulder) is questionable for Week 3 against the Redskins.

Smith should be fine despite the questionable tag after putting in a full practice on Friday. First-round rookie Gareon Conley started opposite David Amerson with Smith sidelined in Week 2.
Sep 22 - 3:27 PM

Sean Smith (neck, shoulder) was limited in practice on Thursday.

After missing Week 2, Smith was a full participant in practice on Wednesday. Gareon Conley made his NFL debut against the Jets and may get some extra work again this week against the Redskins.
Sep 21 - 7:22 PM

Raiders declared QB Connor Cook, CB Sean Smith, DB Keith McGill II, RB Jamie Olawale, T Jylan Ware, T David Sharpe and DT Darius Latham inactive against the Jets for Week 2.

Gareon Conley is expected to get some extra reps in this game for his NFL debut.
Sep 17 - 2:57 PM

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said CB Sean Smith was "defending his sister" when he allegedly attacked her boyfriend over the July 4 holiday.

"I think we’ll let him battle legally what issues he has," Del Rio said. "Obviously, things occurred that were taken issue with, so he’s having to defend himself right now." It looks like the Raiders buy Smith's side of the story and will stand behind him even after he was arrested and charged with felony assault last week. Even without the legal issues, Smith has been struggling on the field and reportedly lost his starting job to T.J. Carrie.
Aug 21 - 8:53 AM

TMZ Sports reports Raiders CB Sean Smith was arrested and charged with felony assault on Thursday.

The incident allegedly occurred over the July 4 holiday. Officials are saying Smith attacked his sister's boyfriend, beating and stomping on the victim's head. Smith is officially being charged with "felony assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury." He could face up to seven years in prison. NFL Network reported earlier Thursday that Smith has been benched and lost his starting job to T.J. Carrie.
Source: TMZ Sports
Aug 17 - 8:41 PM

NFL Network's Steve Wyche reports Raiders CB Sean Smith has lost his job to T.J. Carrie.

This started to happen at the beginning of camp, and now it looks official. Signed to a four-year, $40-million contract last March, Smith rebounded somewhat after being burnt to a crisp and benched his first game with the Raiders, but things have apparently not improved this offseason. He is still seeing snaps in nickel packages, but that may change once first-rounder Gareon Conley (leg) returns to health.
Aug 17 - 12:21 PM

Raiders RCB Sean Smith's first-team reps have declined in recent practices.

Disappointing as a 2016 free agent investment, Smith has begun losing reps at outside cornerback to T.J. Carrie, who is now bookending LCB David Amerson with the first team. Smith worked as the second-team right corner in Friday and Saturday's practices, then played nickel linebacker in the Raiders' dime package in Sunday's session. Smith is guaranteed $9.5 million in 2017.
Aug 6 - 9:49 PM

Raiders RCB Sean Smith (shoulder) said he is "healthy."

Smith underwent shoulder surgery in January to fix an issue which bothered him over the second half of the season, but he is good to go now. Signed to a four-year, $40-million deal last offseason, Smith started his Raiders career by literally being benched in Week 1, but he turned in a reasonably effective season despite the inauspicious start. Now healthy, Smith promises to be "the Sean of old."
Jun 12 - 12:44 PM

Raiders RCB Sean Smith is recovering from shoulder surgery.

"He's going to be just fine," were the words of GM Reggie McKenzie. Smith missed Week 9 with a shoulder ailment. Headed into the second season of a four-year, $40 million contract, Smith was benched in literally Week 1 before settling into a decent campaign. Turning 30 in July, Smith will return as a 2017 starter.
Jan 19 - 4:51 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 07:14:00 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 03:26:00 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.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 07:20:00 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.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 03:16:00 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.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 12:38:00 PM

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