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Raiders Release DL Antonio Smith, Free Up $4M In Cap Space


The Oakland Raiders announced the release of veteran DL Antonio Smith on Tuesday.


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Raiders have released veteran DL Antonio Smith.

Smith, 33, had one year remaining on his two-year, $9 million contract that he signed with the Raiders last March. He was set to make a base salary of $3.2 million for the 2015 season.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Smith will free up $4 million available cap space for Oakland while creating no dead money.

In 2014, Smith appeared in all 16 games for the Raiders and recorded 20 tackles, three sacks, and a forced fumble. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 57 defensive tackle out of 81 qualifying players. Interestingly enough, he graded out as the third best interior pass-rusher in the league, but was also the worst run-stopper.

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Ken Williams

Wrong stat at the bottom- Smith was the worst against the run and 3rd against the pass- not the other way around.

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Thanks for the help Ken. I apologize for getting this mixed up.

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Ken Williams

No problem at all. It’s nice to see the appreciation for the catch. -Ken

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