Rod Smith returning to Raiders on one-year deal

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Running back Rod Smith is returning to the Raiders on a one-year deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Raiders originally signed Smith on Dec. 10, and he played three games. Smith did not touch the ball.

Smith, the brother of Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith, previously has played for the Cowboys and Titans. He also has spent time with the Seahawks and Giants.

He has played 55 games with two starts in five seasons.

Smith, 28, has 131 touches for 636 yards and six touchdowns in his career.

4 responses to “Rod Smith returning to Raiders on one-year deal

  1. Really scrapping the bottom of the barrel here, among many other bad FA moves. I’m preparing for another sub .500 season in 2020 for the Raiders.

  2. I think each team signs about 100 guys, and only about 50 end up on the final roster. I don’t read too much into any of these non-guaranteed signings. At the end of the season it’s very often the team with the best QB ends up winning the super bowl. The Rod Smith’s of the league don’t generally determine which team brings home the Lombardi Trophy. If Rod played for the Chiefs last year, he’d be the proud owner of a super bowl ring.

  3. charliecharger says:
    March 21, 2020 at 4:55 pm
    I think each team signs about 100 guys, and only about 50 end up on the final roster. I don’t read too much into any of these non-guaranteed signings. At the end of the season it’s very often the team with the best QB ends up winning the super bowl. The Rod Smith’s of the league don’t generally determine which team brings home the Lombardi Trophy. If Rod played for the Chiefs last year, he’d be the proud owner of a super bowl ring.
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    Agreed, roster is set at 90 (I believe) then get’s cut down to 53 after TC.

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