Report: Seahawks release former Mizzou star ahead of preseason opener
During training camps, teams are put into uncomfortable situations of releasing players who will not impact their teams on the field.
On Wednesday, the Seattle Seahawks released a player who they were counting on to contribute during the 2021 season.
Former Missouri Tigers pass rusher Aldon Smith was released by the Seahawks, 4 months after he was arrested for second-degree battery.
The #Seahawks are releasing Aldon Smith, source says.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 11, 2021
The Seahawks signed Smith to a one-year deal worth $1.127 million on April 15. This came 4 days before a warrant was issued for Smith for second-degree battery.
Smith has had a long history of legal issues while playing in the NFL. Smith previously played for the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys.
Smith was a first-round selection of the 49ers in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was selected for his first Pro Bowl in 2012.
The Seahawks were a team that needed a significant pass rush this season.