Raiders to sign Aldon Smith

The Oakland Raiders are going to sign outside linebacker Aldon Smith, according to ESPN. Smith, 26, is at the Raiders' facility today. Smith is serving a year-long suspension for violating the NFL substance abuse policy. He's eligible to apply for reinstatement 6 days before the one-year anniversary of his suspension in November. The former San Francisco 49ers standout pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run, drunken driving and vandalism. The Raiders will host free agent safety Reggie Nelson this week. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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