Could Sean Smith Be Back With The Raiders Next Season?
The assumption has been for months that 2017 would be the end of the line for Sean Smith in Oakland.
While that still may be the case, the first whispers of a possible encore season for Smith and the Raiders quietly popped up on Sunday afternoon.
He hasn’t been listed as someone that’s on the chopping block but it wouldn’t shock me to see Jared Cook released and you ready for it…. Sean Smith back at a big time reduction. Maybe released and brought back
— Eddie Borsilli (@Borsilli) February 11, 2018
While Smith was hardly popular among the fans (on the internet at least), it is noteworthy that his name has never been linked to any of the locker room nonsense that has been reported in recent months.
Beyond that, Smith probably played the best football of his tenure in Oakland during the second half of the 2017 season.
There’s the matter of his legal case that needs to be resolved, but given the Raiders situation at cornerback, Smith might actually make sense if he’s willing to take a pay cut.
Who says no?