Reggie McKenzie

Raiders sign troubled pass rusher Aldon Smith

The Oakland Raiders signed troubled pass rusher Aldon Smith to a contract Friday, five weeks after he was released by San Francisco.

The 49ers cut ties with Smith on Aug. 7, a day after his fifth legal run-in since being drafted by the team in 2011. Smith was arrested in Santa Clara on charges of drunken driving, hit and run and vandalism. The Santa Clara District Attorney's office said that Smith was charged Friday with three misdemeanors relating to his latest arrest and will be arraigned on Oct. 6.

"We're very thorough on what we do and how we do it," coach Jack Del Rio said. "We feel very confident about the addition and about our football team going...