Seahawks agree to terms with Aldon Smith

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Aldon Smith has found a new home.

NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport report Smith has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Seahawks. Smith was reportedly visiting with Seattle on Wednesday.

After missing four full seasons due to suspensions, Smith returned to the league in 2020 and started all 16 games for the Cowboys. He picked up 5.0 sacks, five tackles for loss, and 14 quarterback hits while playing 73 percent of the team’s defensive snaps.

Smith’s best game in 2020 came against the Seahawks in Week 3, when he recorded 3.0 sacks and a pair of tackles for loss. He did not record a sack after Week 8, when he brought down Carson Wentz in Dallas’ loss to Philadelphia.

Rapoport also reports the Seahawks tried to trade for Smith last season. But now they have him on the squad.

Smith was the 49ers’ seventh overall pick in the 2011 draft and recorded 33.5 sacks in his first two seasons. But a series of off-field issues derailed his career before he was reinstated last year.

20 responses to “Seahawks agree to terms with Aldon Smith

  1. Sweet. This has the potential to turn the Seahawks D-line into the best in the league. So many more weapons today compared to start of last season. They seriously have the potential to have 4 guys with 10+ sacks. Aldon Smith, Kerry Hyder, Carlos Dunlop, Alton Robinson, Benson Mayowa, KJ Collier…and those are just the outside guys. They are going to have one hell of a rotation.

  2. Would have loved the Raiders give him a second chance, but pretty cool he seems to have turned his life around. He was in a pretty dark place. Good for him.

  3. Ah, the great fraud. Last year he was good for two games and then was a nothing burger. I suspect he won’t be better. But then again, he never was all that.

  4. I’m glad for him. Hopefully, Aldon can continue to work on his issues and get his life on and off the field in order.

  5. Glad he appears to be on track. Such a wasted talent but at least he can earn a little before while he has some tread left on his tires.

  6. “This has the potential to turn the Seahawks D-line into the best in the league. So many more weapons today compared to start of last season.”
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    This is parody, right? The best defensive line in the NFL? What about Tampa Bay, Washington, Rams, or even the 49ers? Much improved, granted. But not nearly the best. Maybe the best defensive line with an average age > 30 years old.

  7. donnymacjack says:
    April 15, 2021 at 11:36 am
    Sweet. This has the potential to turn the Seahawks D-line into the best in the league.

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    Tampa Bay says hi…

  8. Sweet. This has the potential to turn the Seahawks D-line into the best in the league. So many more weapons today compared to start of last season. They seriously have the potential to have 4 guys with 10+ sacks. Aldon Smith, Kerry Hyder, Carlos Dunlop, Alton Robinson, Benson Mayowa, KJ Collier…and those are just the outside guys. They are going to have one hell of a rotation.
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    You don’t even have the best pass rush in your own division. Chandler Jones, JJ Watt, Markus Golden and Dennis Gardeck send Wilson there regards.

  9. hawkkiller says:
    April 15, 2021 at 1:28 pm
    Sweet. This has the potential to turn the Seahawks D-line into the best in the league. So many more weapons today compared to start of last season. They seriously have the potential to have 4 guys with 10+ sacks. Aldon Smith, Kerry Hyder, Carlos Dunlop, Alton Robinson, Benson Mayowa, KJ Collier…and those are just the outside guys. They are going to have one hell of a rotation.
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    You don’t even have the best pass rush in your own division. Chandler Jones, JJ Watt, Markus Golden and Dennis Gardeck send Wilson there regards.

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    If you’re gonna go for the burn, at least know the difference between there and their.

  10. Seems like they’re investing a lot more in their D-line than CB or O-line. Hopefully there will be more balance after the draft.

  11. …yes, Aldon Smith, if healthy, can add to Seattle’s defensive line…the entire defense is an unproven group as a whole…but the Seahawks are getting serious about defending their NFC West title….

  12. What a great locker room they’re building in Seattle. Such a collection of high character guys.

  13. After Dunbar arrived, Seattle led the league in sacks over the last 8 game. Adding Smith and Hyder, while losing Reed, is definitely an upgrade. So if they had the best pass rush in the last half of the season last year, and have improved on it for this year, they should be near the top again.

  14. Him and Dunlap could be so fun if all goes well. Raised my excitement level for the Seahawks even more! Dunlap and Smith have the length to really open up holes for others pursuing the ball. Would be great to get KJ Wright back and draft another offensive lineman. For center or Tackle in case Jamarco Jones is already backing up someone on the interior.

  15. Started off really hot last year but tailed off deeper into the season with little production at all, some attributed to the 5 yr absence, I was surprised Dallas didn’t even try to resign him as I figured he just needed time to get his football stamina back up to par, but when you listen to the local beat writers that cover the team it’s almost like there were other circumstances that contributed to the one and done, hopefully he can continue his career and his livelihood

  16. donnymacjack says:
    April 15, 2021 at 11:36 am
    Sweet. This has the potential to turn the Seahawks D-line into the best in the league. So many more weapons today compared to start of last season. They seriously have the potential to have 4 guys with 10+ sacks. Aldon Smith, Kerry Hyder, Carlos Dunlop, Alton Robinson, Benson Mayowa, KJ Collier…and those are just the outside guys. They are going to have one hell of a rotation.
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    First of all the dudes name is *LJ Collier. Secondly he’s a rotational DT that has some pass rush capability. He only plays on the edge during running downs. You’re also forgetting Darrell Taylor who is going to turn some heads this year.

    I’m not as high on Benson Mayowa as some of the coaching staff or the beat writers in the local area but I might be missing something all the way from Belgium. Regardless overall I think our pass rush is going to be effective this year throughout the entire year (as long as we don’t have too many injuries). Just glad Smith is finally on the Seahawks and not playing against them because he knows how to sack Wilson.

  17. “Started off really hot last year but tailed off deeper into the season with little production at all…”

    He started all 16 games, had 50 pressures, and a pressure rating of 12.1%. Stat-wise, his season was right in between Khalil Mack and Myles Garrett. So if he did slack off due to having been out of the game for 4 years, it makes this signing even better for Seattle.

  18. People really get hopeful at this time of the year. Smith’s return last year was greatly hyped with Peter King calling him DPOY candidate. He wasn’t close. That with Lawrence rushing from the other side. It would be great to see a comeback story except it’s hard.

    Alll the other guys are not all that good to suddenly become a terrorizing DL. Reed was actually pretty good. LJ Collier is a bust so far. Hyder quality of sacks were more of coverage type. I would put Hawks DL at number 4 in NFC W. Rams still have Donald and Floyd, Cards have Jones and Watt. Niners will get Bosa back and hopefully draft another end.

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