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 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.