Seahawks sign former first-round pick Marcus Smith


Marcus Smith's unemployment streak didn't last long.

Cut by the Eagles on Thursday, the 25-year-old pass-rusher agreed to terms on Friday with the Seattle Seahawks, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Smith's release in Philadelphia came as no surprise after three massively underwhelming seasons that saw him notch just four sacks after being drafted in the first round back in 2014.

In Seattle, Smith will join a talented gaggle of pass-rushers led by Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril and Frank Clark.

The Seahawks have earned our trust as one of the league's premier wellsprings of player development, but Smith -- one of the ugliest draft busts in Eagles lore -- was a candidate to fall out of the league entirely.

Turning Smith into a productive player looms as a tall task.