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

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

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

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