Aldon Smith, the former Missouri Tigers and first round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers, who was cut after several legal issues, has signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders. Following conditioning tests, its possible Smith could suit up and play this Sunday when the Raiders host Cincinnati.
Smith was arrested in August for hit and run, DUI, and vandalism. Prior, he was also arrested in Sept. of 2013 on drunk driving charges. He missed five games in 2013 after his DUI arrest when he checked into a substance abuse rehabilitation clinic. He has faced felony gun charges, but those lowered to misdemeanors. In 2014 he told a TSA agent at Los Angeles International Airport that he had a bomb, but no charges were brought in that case.
Smith has 44 sacks in 50 games, spanning four seasons. Smith was the 7th overall pick in 2011.
If things work out for Smith, he wouldn’t return to his hometown Kansas City to play the Chiefs until week 17 on January 3rd.