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Yesterday the Oakland Raiders were initially reported to be in the running for star cornerback Darrelle Revis as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked to find a trade partner. Today after the market cooled on Revis and the Raiders were discouraged by the $16 million a year contract of the corner Oakland is being attached to another veteran who is likely being traded or released.
After Steve Smith was told his days in Carolina were likely done, the Raiders have been included in the list of three teams who could land the services of the aging wide receiving icon.
Source says, along with Ravens, the Raiders or Bucs could be a landing spot for Steve Smith
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) March 12, 2014
Smith can be a streaky talent, but there is no denying his reputation as an unstoppable force when he is on his game. Smith has been to a Super Bowl and the playoffs in different era’s in Carolina and we can all remember his Monday Night Football beatdown of cornerback Aqib Talib last year where the newly signed Denver Bronco could do very little to stop Smith from getting open. With only a handful of years left in his career the Raiders could afford Smith on a rental, even if the chance of a title may see the wideout go elsewhere. Expect the Ravens and Bucs to be equally as active, but if the price is right an offensive weapon like Smith is hard to ignore even if he is aging each day.