It’s worth mentions that indications appear to be pointing towards him signing on with the Raiders, but there appears to at least be a chance for someone else to get him under contract.
- However, Rapoport adds that the Chiefs are still in the mix to re-sign Smith.
Smith is now the best available cornerback and the Raiders are clearly in the market for help at the position, so this makes a lot of sense.
It’s worth mentioning that the 49ers are believed to have interest in Smith as well.
Smith, 28, signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract that included $7.465 million guaranteed with the Chiefs back in 2013. He’s now in position to be one of the best available cornerbacks in this year’s market and should come away with a sizable contract.
In 2015, Smith recorded 35 tackles, two interceptions, and 12 pass defenses for the Chiefs over the course of 13 games.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.