Smith has one year remaining on a two-year contract he signed with the Raiders prior to the 2016 season.
Aldon Smith is back in the news for all the wrong reasons.
Smith has been in and out of trouble with the law throughout his entire career, and hasn't played in an National Football League game since 2015 due to multiple suspensions.More news: Raptors acquire Serge Ibaka from Magic for Ross, 1st-round pick
Raiders owner Mark Davis has said "we can't have it on our team" in reference to domestic violence, although it remains unclear if Smith has violated that edict and if the Raiders are going to have a decision to make on Smith's future with the team anytime soon. He played nine games as a member of the Raiders during the 2015 season while the league investigated the incident that led to his release from the San Francisco 49ers. Smith's application still has to be approved by Commissioner Roger Goodell, which hasn't happened yet.
Smith has had several run-ins with the law since the 49ers drafted him No. 7 overall 2011. But after serving a nine-game suspension in 2014, Smith was arrested for a third DUI after crashing his vehicle and was released by the 49ers on August 7, 2015.
Named the NFC Defensive Player of the Year as recently as 2012, Smith was a Pro Bowler and also First-Team All-Pro in 2012. His bid to be reinstated has been deferred until March.