It didn’t take long for Marcus Smith to get another shot in the National Football League. Smith signed with the Seattle Seahawks on Friday after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this week.
Despite being a bust in Philadelphia, it’s not surprising to see another team take a chance on a former first round pick. Besides, Smith wasn’t even terrible last season. He actually looked like a competent reserve defensive end at times. His 2.5 sacks were the same number that Vinny Curry had in 2016 despite the fact Smith played 200 fewer snaps.
There’s no guarantee Smith makes Seattle’s final roster, but Pete Carroll obviously saw something that inspired him to take a shot on the 25-year-old pass rusher.
If Smith does make the team, the Eagles will see him again when they play the Seahawks in Week 13. And by see him, I mean see him standing on Seattle’s sideline.