Raiders Sign Veteran Defensive End, Still in the Running For Ngakoue/Clowney?

ESPN announced on Monday that the Raiders signed veteran defensive end Chris Smith.

Smith is a six-year NFL veteran who has a brief history with Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther in Cincinnati, but has only two career starts on his resume.

Smith signed a three-year, $12 million contract with the Browns in 2018 and recorded one sack in two years with the team. He has 8.5 career sacks and figures to be relatively long shot to make the final roster. But never count out a player that has history with the coaching staff.

Presumably, the addition of Smith isn’t a particularly good sign that the Raiders are close to landing either Yannick Ngakoue or Jadeveon Clowney, but his signing shouldn’t mean the Raiders are out of the market.

Based on reports from Raiders training camp, defensive line figures to be the strength of the Raiders defense. Both Maxx Crosby and Clelin Ferrell have been getting very strong reviews from eyes at practice… but, again… is that a good reason to not try to get even better?

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3 thoughts on “Raiders Sign Veteran Defensive End, Still in the Running For Ngakoue/Clowney?

  1. T hey have always said that someone has gotten good reviews in practice but they have never done much and who is this guy Smith and what had he done to get this big a contract and with those stats they are headed for a another disappointing season

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