It’s no secret the Oakland Raiders need some help in the secondary. Actually, they’ve needed some serious help back there for a few years now.
Given that for the last few seasons, the Raiders have fielded one of the worst pass defenses in the league, now that there’s a new coaching regime in place, it stands to reason that there is going to be some major renovation in the defensive backfield.
The first chip has fallen with the release of cornerback David Amerson. It would seem likely that Sean Smith, given his salary, lack of production, and pending legal matters, will be one of the next out the door.