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Seahawks Sign All-Pro Pass Rusher

Jason Schandl
Seattle Seahawks sign Aldon Smith in free agency.
Seattle Seahawks sign Aldon Smith in free agency. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Just one day after bringing him in for a visit, the Seattle Seahawks have signed free agent Aldon Smith.

Aldon Smith Seahawks News

The Seahawks ranked top-10 in the NFL in sacks last year, but not a lot of that pressure came from their edge rushers — none of whom ranked any better than third on the team or had more than 6.0 sacks.

Aldon Smith Stats

Smith was one of the most promising young pass rushers in the league early in his career, racking up an absurd 33.5 sacks across his first two seasons, being named an All-Pro in 2012.

Inactive due to suspensions since the 2015 season, there was plenty of room for concern that he wouldn't be the same player when he returned with the Dallas Cowboys in 2020. He still tallied 5.0 sacks and 14 QB hits though, earning a pass rush grade of 70.0 from Pro Football Focus. That beats Carlos Dunlap (64.8) and Benson Mayowa (61.5). Smith can clearly still play.

FanDuel Sportsbook's odds for the 2021 season have the Seahawks tied for ninth at +2300 to win the Super Bowl.

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