Redskins To Sign DE Marcus Smith

The Redskins have agreed to sign former Eagles first round pick Marcus Smith. The defensive end may have an opportunity to make his D.C. debut on Sunday when the Redskins face the rival Giants.

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Smith showed his wares for the Jets and Bills last month, but left both auditions without a deal. Instead, the Redskins will give him his first opportunity to play in 2018 after he reportedly flirted with retirement in the summer .

In three seasons with the Eagles, Smith never made a start and registered only four sacks. Over time, his playing time waned and Smith played on only 20% of Philadelphia’s defensive snaps in 2016. The Seahawks scooped up the 26-year-old in 2017 017 and he showed some promise in a limited role. In his 252 snaps, Smith registered 14 tackles and 2.5 sacks.

The Redskins have bigger issues to deal with – such as their ailing offensive line and messy quarterback situation – but Smith could provide support for the team’s leading edge rushers down the stretch.

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4 comments on “Redskins To Sign DE Marcus Smith

  1. Z-A

    How in the world is this joker getting paid still? I mean if he wasnt so over drafted is he even making a roster after year 1?

    • Polish Hammer

      The Eagles would’ve honestly cut him year 1 but they that to justify the pick and kept hoping he would grow into a pro. Tre Thomas even said he had the physique of a high school player.

  2. Polish Hammer

    Must you begin every thread about this clown with “former Eagles first round pick”?

  3. JJ Wattcha Going to do Brother

    Offensive line a mess and they sign defensive lineman.

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