Aldon Smith Re-Signs with Raiders: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Despite still serving a one-year suspension, free-agent linebacker Aldon Smith agreed to return to the Oakland Raiders on Monday.  

Adam Schefter of ESPN first reported the agreement, with Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirming the report, noting it is a two-year deal. Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reported the deal is worth $11 million with a max of $19.5 based on "sack and Pro Bowl incentives."

ESPN's Field Yates noted on Tuesday that Smith will receive $250,000 for each game in which he is on the 53-man roster in both 2016 and 2017.

The Raiders have since confirmed their deal with Smith.

Smith, 26, was suspended Nov. 17 for one year following a multitude of off-field incidents. He spent the first nine games of the season with the Raiders, recording 28 tackles and 3.5 sacks. 

"I had lost my love for the game and it led me to some poor choices, but I am thankful to the Raider organization for believing in me this season and will continue to better myself and grow from my experiences. I look forward to rejoining the team next year," Smith said then in a statement.

The Raiders were also publicly supportive of Smith, saying he was in their "long-term" plans and had been a "positive addition" to the franchise.

“The conversations have been good,” McKenzie told Matt Maiocco of “Really, it’s encouraging him as a person to continue to get his life right. And if you’re going to commit to this thing, you have to go through some steps. And that’s what he’s going through right now.”

One of the NFL's fiercest pass-rushers during his first three NFL seasons, Smith's career has been nearly undone by his off-field problems. He has been arrested multiple times for driving under the influence, including the alleged 2015 hit-and-run that led to his release by the...

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