Oakland Raiders releasing cornerback Sean Smith

Former Raiders CB Smith to serve year in jail for assault

Fenno reports Smith will plead guilty to the charge and accept one year of jail time along with three years of probation.

ALAMEDA, Calif. - The Oakland Raiders have released T Marshall Newhouse and CB Sean Smith, the club announced Monday.

Smith was charged with assault back in August for allegedly beating and stomping on the head of his sister's boyfriend on the morning of July 4, 2017.

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Smith is due back in court April 5. The 30-year-old played well for the Raiders down the stretch last season, after a year and a half of disappointing production. This image reflects the Oakland Raiders active roster as of Monday, June 13, 2016 when this image was taken.

The linebacker was hit with four misdemeanor charges - domestic violence, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism - stemming from an incident involving a woman believed to be his fiancee. Entering the season finale, Smith was ranked eighth in the NFL in passer rating allowed (36.3) among cornerbacks with at least 110 coverage snaps in Weeks 12-16, per Pro Football Focus. He has started 41 of the 60 games he has played in during four seasons with the Raiders and is strong against the run.

A person familiar with the move said Smith was told Monday that he will be let go before the start of the new league year on Wednesday.

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