Player Page

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

Latest News

Recent News

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

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


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

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).
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 07:55:00 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.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 08:47:00 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.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 11:22:00 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.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 02:41:00 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.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 01:58:00 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.
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 01:42:00 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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Derek Carr
2Connor Cook
3E.J. Manuel
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2DeAndre Washington
3Jalen Richard
4Taiwan Jones
5Elijah Hood
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Jamize Olawale
3RB1DeAndre Washington
2Jalen Richard
FB1Jamize Olawale
WR11Amari Cooper
2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Johnny Holton
4Jaydon Mickens
5Ishmael Zamora
WR21Michael Crabtree
2Seth Roberts
3K.J. Brent
4Keon Hatcher
5Isaac Whitney
WR31Seth Roberts
TE1Jared Cook
2Clive Walford
3Lee Smith
4Gabe Holmes
5Cooper Helfet
LT1Donald Penn
2Marshall Newhouse
3Denver Kirkland
LG1Kelechi Osemele
2Vadal Alexander
C1Rodney Hudson
2Jon Feliciano
3Oni Omoile
RG1Gabe Jackson
2Ian Silberman
RT1Austin Howard
2David Sharpe
3Jylan Ware
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Giorgio Tavecchio