The Oakland Raiders continue to gobble up quality, high-end free agents.
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.
I'm goin goin, back back, to Cali Cali ï¿½ï¿½âï¿½ï¿½ï¸â Sean Smith (@SeanSMITH24) March 10, 2016
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.
Expect Oakland to be on many lists this offseason of buzzy teams ready to make the leap into the playoffs.