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Currently suspended Oakland Raiders defensive end Aldon Smith went on Instagram Live Saturday to tell his viewers that he believes he will be reinstated by the NFL “soon.”
Despite Smith’s sentiment, fans have to be wary. After all, the last time Smith claimed that he was “back,” he quickly found himself in hot water again.
If Smith does get reinstated, the Raiders’ defensive front would look scary on paper with defensive end Khalil Mack, linebacker Bruce Irvin and defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. along with Smith getting after opposing quarterbacks.
Since making his statements on his live stream, Smith has not made any other public comments regarding his NFL status.
Recorded footage of the live video was not able to be obtained by the time of publication.
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