Aldon Smith Reinstatement Date Reported & How it Helps Raiders Draft Plans

I always felt the Raiders were a year away, and after putting the NFL on notice, they just got some big news about reinforcements.

Smith — who had 33.5 sacks over his first two seasons before off-the-field incidents sat him down — is currently serving a year-long ban for violating the league’s policy on substances of abuse.

For Raiders fan dreaming of a Clowney/Watt combination — Smith and Khalil Mack will raise hell, while allowing the Raiders to use a draft pick on other needs.