It's another headache for a player who was not reinstated when first eligible last fall.
Smith has been posting on social media about his "comeback," but just because he's eligible for reinstatement doesn't mean he will be reinstated.
Del Rio doesn't sound like someone who is expecting his pass rusher back any time soon.
According to beat writer Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area, Smith has been keeping in shape and wouldn't need much practice time to be game-ready.
The NFL was expected to make a ruling on Smith's reinstatement last week but obviously that didn't happen.
The former first-team All-Pro hasn't played an NFL snap in over a year.
Per Rapsheet, Smith is "setting up" a meeting to meet with Roger Goodell or another "high-ranking official." Smith was supposed to have already learned his status, but the league is apparently hedging.Goodell had a face-to-face meeting with Smith on Friday."It was good for me to hear from him personally," said Goodell.Now Smith appears to be home-free as long as he can stay clean.Substance abuse issues have derailed Smith's career in recent years but he's still an important pass rusher for the Raiders.There’s only two major prerequisites: one is that the DLL needs to be re-patched every time it gets updated, and the other is that the procedure is entirely unofficial and could – in theory, at least – result in unexpected behavior from patches installed in this manner.