Troubled Pass Rusher Aldon Smith Gets Another Chance With The Raiders

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Updated: September 16, 2015

Raider Nation has to be excited as well as a bit nervous to get the gifted all-pro Aldon Smith on their defensive squad.

aldon smith-tumblr_nuj0wc3yFK1qgc9d2o1_1280It has been a while since we've gotten to talk about the Oakland Raiders taking on someone with a shady past.

Aldon Smith's talent was too hard to ignore. The elite pass rusher was cut by the San Francisco 49ers after he was arrested on suspicion of DUI in August, something of which he has had a problem. Smith denied it was a DUI but the 49ers had seen enough. The Raiders will give him a shot though.

Bleacher Report, NFL Network and ESPN all reported that the Raiders are signing Smith to a one-year deal. The Raiders were once the NFL's home for discarded renegades, and many of those moves worked out well back when. Smith has the on-field ability to work out. He has 44 sacks in four seasons including a 19.5-sack season in 2012. See the full story here