Seahawks make defensive end Aldon Smith signing official

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The Seattle Seahawks didn’t waste any time securing free agent Aldon Smith following his visit with the team on Wednesday. Seattle has now announced the signing is official.

Smith was originally selected by the 49ers with the No. 7 overall selection in the 2011 NFL draft. He played four seasons in San Francisco before legal and substance abuse issues eventually led to his release.

The All-Pro pass rusher then spent a number of years out of the league while suspended but made his return last season in Dallas following reinstatement. For the Cowboys in 2020, Smith tallied starting 5.0 sacks, 48 tackles and a team-high 14 quarterback hits in 16 games played.

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