Seahawks Sign Defensive End Marcus Smith

The Seahawks re-signed one of their own free agents on Friday, bringing defensive end Marcus Smith back to Seattle.

In 2017, Smith’s first season with the Seahawks, the former 2014 first-round pick saw action in 14 games, making 15 tackles (nine solo) while recording 2.5 sacks, a pass defensed, and two forced fumbles, including a sack-fumble that led to a 21-yard touchdown return by Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner. The 25-year-old Smith originally signed with the Seahawks before the start of training camp last July after he was waived by the Eagles. In Philadelphia, Smith had 23 tackles and 4.0 sacks through 37 games over three seasons (2014-16).

Smith’s signing helps bolster a Seahawks defensive line that this offseason has seen longtime starter Michael Bennett depart via trade and 2017 trade acquisition Sheldon Richardson sign elsewhere in free agency.


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