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Sean Smith, Raiders agree to 4-year, $40M contract

The Oakland Raiders continue to gobble up quality, high-end free agents.

NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported Thursday morning the Raiders and cornerback Sean Smith agreed to terms, according to a source familiar with the player's decision.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport added Smith joins Oakland on a four-year deal, worth $40 million, with $20 million guaranteed. That per-year figure currently places him on the fringe of the top 10 among corners.

After Janoris Jenkins earned $12 million per year from the New York Giants, Smith's deal looks reasonable for a top-end veteran cornerback.

The 28-year-old defender played his last three seasons in Kansas City following four in Miami. After serving a three-game suspension to start last season, Smith solidified the Chiefs' secondary -- while rookie Marcus Peters earned due praise, Smith was K.C.'s top corner.

Adding the 6-foot-3 corner fills a need for GM Reggie McKenzie, upgrading a woeful back end. Smith will slide in opposite David Amerson, who had a highly underrated 2015 season. With a growing pass rush, the Raiders' defense should be much improved in 2016.

The Raiders bulked up in a big way this offseason, adding offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele, versatile linebacker Bruce Irvin and Smith to an already stud young corps.

Expect Oakland to be on many lists this offseason of buzzy teams ready to make the leap into the playoffs.

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