Jan 12, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (89) celebrates a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Raiders one of three potential landing spots for WR Steve Smith


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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.

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.

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  • KloverJane

    I hope so. This is the kind of fantasy player I’ve been adamant about. Go get him.
    Better make up for Veldeer, Houston and Jennings. Still going to junk punch about them.

  • PK

    Smith would provide leadership to our younger receivers and fire and passion the raiders need

  • DanfromVegas

    He would be a monster pick up.

  • Pridenpoise

    I would love to Smith in Silver n Black, he’s exactly what our WR core needs an experienced hard nosed SOB who doesn’t take any shit from anyone. And out of the 3 teams that are interested, let’s face it we have as much chance as winning the Super Bowl as the Bucs or Ravens, IMO.