When an assistant coach leaves one team to become the head coach of another, players from the first team sometimes join the new coach of the second team. For the Seahawks and Jaguars, the pipeline operated on Saturday in reverse.
The Jaguars, now coached by former Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, sent defensive tackle D’Anthony Smith to Seattle for an undisclosed future draft choice.
Smith arrived in Jacksonville via round three of the 2010 draft. He spent his first two NFL seasons on injured reserve, then played in eight games last year before landing on IR again in November, this time with a head injury (a/k/a concussion-like symptoms a/k/a a concussion).
The trade, like all trades, hinges on Smith passing a physical.