Former Eagles first-round defensive end Marcus Smith will work out for the Jets on Tuesday, Manish Mehta of the Daily News tweets. This is the first we’ve heard of Smith since his release from the Seahawks in August.
Towards the end of the summer, Smith was said to be considering retirement. The Seahawks were cautiously optimistic about what he could do this season, but they cut ties as his motivation was called into question.
In three seasons with the Eagles, Smith never made a start and registered only four sacks. In 2016, the 26-year-old Smith played on only 20% of Philadelphia’s defensive snaps.
The Seahawks scooped up Smith after he was released in the summer of 2017 and he showed some promise in a limited role. In 252 snaps, Smith had 14 tackles and 2.5 sacks, and he was re-signed to a one-year deal that could have paid him up to $2.7MM this year.
The Jets are also taking a look at outside linebacker Marquis Flowers and it seems likely that they’ll made at least one addition to their pass rush this week.
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