The Oakland Raiders announced the release of veteran DL Antonio Smith on Tuesday.
The Raiders have released DT Antonio Smith.
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) March 31, 2015
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.