Seattle To Meet With Free Agent Pass Rusher Aldon Smith

The Seattle Seahawks have continued their search for someone who can rush the passer, and the search has led them to former Cowboys free agent pass rusher Aldon Smith, who will visit the team and discuss joining the squad.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo both reported that Smith will be making the trip to Seattle to talk to the Hawks.

Smith returned to the Dallas Cowboys last season after not playing since 2015 due to issues off the field.

The former first-round pick of the 49ers didn’t appear to have any issues returning to the field in 2020, as he played the 13th most among edge rushers in the entire league, playing 809 total snaps for the Cowboys.

Smith put up five sacks, 14 QB hits, and two passes defended to go along with 48 tackles last season. Pro Football Focus charted Smith with 50 total pressures last season, 20th at his position.

Seattle has struggled getting to the quarterback over the last two seasons and signing a player like Smith would surely add some oomph to their pass rush moving forward.

If Smith can keep clean as he did in 2020 with Dallas, he can still be a valuable player on any team’s roster.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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  1. Aldon Smith, DV, guns, DUI, fake bomb threats, drugs, an all around piece of shit. Still in the NFL. Ray Rice, banished to the outer rim. As if we didn’t already know this, ability to play trumps the NFL’s, and woke society’s, faux moral outrage.

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