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Report: Smith will play about 20 snaps for Raiders


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Pass rusher Aldon Smith, who signed with the Oakland Raiders on Friday, reportedly will play against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Smith is expected to play about 20 snaps, a source told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport on Saturday.

The Raiders signed the former San Francisco 49er to a one-year contract Friday, the same day he was charged with three misdemeanors related to a car crash last month.

The deal is worth up to $8 million, Rapoport reported Friday. That includes a $1 million salary, $5 million in roster bonuses and $2 million in sack incentives.

Smith joins the Raiders after four seasons with the 49ers in which he totaled 44 sacks in 50 games.

The 49ers released Smith on Aug. 7 after he was arrested the night before on hit-and-run, DUI and vandalism charges in Santa Clara, Calif. He was officially charged Friday with driving under the influence with a prior conviction, hit-and-run and vandalism, the Santa Clara County district attorney’s office said. He is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 6.

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