Veteran cornerback Sean Smith headed to jail following release from Raiders

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The corner was released by the Raiders on Monday.

Smith entered a guilty plea on one felony charge of assault with great bodily injury of victim Christopher Woods stemming from a July 4 incident between Smith and Woods. However, the four-year contract signed in 2016 included an out this offseason that required no guaranteed money beyond 2017. Getting released from the Raiders didn't really change that much about his career: He has been banned from playing since the suspension.

Smith first reached the National Football League as a member of the Miami Dolphins and spent the first four years of his career as their starting cornerback.

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Over two seasons with the Raiders, Smith appeared in 29 games with 22 starts and totaled 77 tackles, four interceptions and 17 passes defensed. Plus, Carrie is a free agent.

The Raiders had about $15.8 million in cap space before shedding Smith's contract, according to overthecap.com, though that figure was likely smaller after they agreed last Friday to a new contract with defensive tackle Justin Ellis reportedly worth $15 million over three years.

Ellis was originally a fourth-round pick by Oakland in 2014. The Raiders released David Amerson, a starter last season when he was healthy, in February. He said he was only on the field in certain packages early in the season and could not get into the flow of a game as a result.

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