The Raiders have signed three new defensive backs this offseason, but they don’t appear to be done making changes to a unit that did not perform well last season.
The team announced Thursday that they have signed safety Reggie Smith. Smith was a third-round pick of the 49ers in 2008 and spent four years with the team, making seven starts and intercepting a pair of passes. He didn’t play in the NFL in 2012 after getting cut by the Panthers before the start of the regular season.
Oakland also took a look at another cornerback to go with the previously signed Tracy Porter and Mike Jenkins on Wednesday. Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com reports that free agent Jacob Lacey met with the team.
Lacey started nine games for the Lions last season and made 27 starts with the Colts between 2009 and 2011. Lacey, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent, jumped to Detroit after the Colts chose not to tender the prospective restricted free agent a contract for the 2012 season. Lacey is best suited for a role in sub packages, a role he’d be able to fill in Oakland thanks to their other signings this offseason.