Dec 20, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith (58) picks up a fumble against the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Seahawks to release DE Aldon Smith

The Seattle Seahawks are releasing defensive end Aldon Smith, NFL Network reported on Wednesday.

Smith signed a one-year, $1.127 million contract with the Seahawks on April 15, although an arrest warrant was issued for him two days later in Louisiana on a second-degree battery charge. He was accused of choking a man unconscious after an altercation in a coffee shop.

Smith, 31, made a strong comeback last season with the Dallas Cowboys after four years out of the league. He started all 16 games and recorded five sacks, 14 quarterback hits, 48 tackles and two fumble recoveries — including one returned for a touchdown.

He was the No. 7 overall pick by San Francisco in 2011 and registered 33.5 sacks in his first 32 games with the 49ers, earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2012.

However, following a series of arrests and off-field issues, as well as multiple team and league suspensions, Smith was suspended by the NFL in November 2015. He wasn’t reinstated until last May.

Smith has 52.5 sacks and 103 quarterback hits in 75 games (53 starts) with the 49ers (2011-14), then-Oakland Raiders (2015) and Cowboys (2020).

–Field Level Media

Nov 26, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson (24) and Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith (58) in action during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Football Team at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Seahawks’ Aldon Smith surrenders on battery charge

Jun 5, 2017; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos strong safety T.J. Ward (43) following organized training activities at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Aldon Smith surrendered to Louisiana authorities Tuesday night to face a second-degree battery charge.

The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office confirmed to the Seattle Times that Smith was booked and then released on $25,000 bond.

A warrant for his arrest had been issued on Monday in connection with an incident at a New Orleans-area coffee shop on Saturday night.

The Seahawks, who signed Smith to a one-year deal earlier this month, issued a statement Monday saying they were aware of the situation.

“Aldon notified us and we are gathering more information. We have no further comment at this time,” the team said.

Smith, 31, made a strong comeback last season with the Dallas Cowboys, starting all 16 games and recording five sacks, 14 quarterback hits, 48 tackles and two fumble recoveries, including one returned for a touchdown.

He was the No. 7 overall pick by San Francisco in 2011 and registered 33.5 sacks in his first 32 games with the 49ers, earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2012.

However, following a series of arrests and off-field issues, as well as multiple team and league suspensions, Smith was suspended by the NFL in November 2015. He wasn’t reinstated until last May.

Smith has 52.5 sacks and 103 quarterback hits in 75 games (53 starts) with the 49ers (2011-14), Oakland Raiders (2015) and Cowboys.

–Field Level Media

Dec 20, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith (58) picks up a fumble against the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Warrant issued for Seahawks DE Aldon Smith in alleged battery

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Aldon Smith is wanted in an alleged battery in front of a Home Depot in Chalmette, La., according to a warrant from the sheriff’s department.

Smith signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks last week and is wanted for “a second degree battery that occurred on the evening of April 17, 2021 at the French Press Coffee House in front of Home Depot in Chalmette,” per the warrant.

The warrant bulletin requests information from anyone coming in contact with the subject (Smith) and includes a head shot.

“The subject does not have a local address but has relatives in the New Orleans Area. Subject was last observed in a white in color Nissan sedan with an unknown license plate.”

Smith signed a contract with the Seahawks on April 15.

He enjoyed a renaissance with the Cowboys, starting all 16 games and recording five sacks and 14 quarterback hits, 48 tackles and two fumble recoveries, including one returned for a touchdown.

Smith, 31, was the No. 7 overall pick by San Francisco in 2011 and registered 33.5 sacks in his first 32 games with the 49ers, earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2012.

However, following a series of arrests and off-field issues, as well as multiple team and league suspensions, Smith was suspended by the NFL in November 2015. He wasn’t reinstated until last May.

Smith has 52.5 sacks and 103 quarterback hits in 75 games (53 starts) with the 49ers (2011-14), Oakland Raiders (2015) and Cowboys.

–Field Level Media

Dec 20, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith (58) picks up a fumble against the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Seahawks, DE Aldon Smith agree on 1-year deal

The Seattle Seahawks and free agent defensive end Aldon Smith have agreed on a one-year contract, NFL Network reported Thursday.

The Seahawks reportedly tried to make a trade for Smith with Dallas last season, his first back in the league after missing four years due to suspension. Smith reportedly was in Seattle on Wednesday for a visit.

Smith enjoyed a renaissance with the Cowboys, starting all 16 games and recording five sacks and 14 quarterback hits, 48 tackles and two fumble recoveries, including one returned for a touchdown.

Smith, 31, was the No. 7 overall pick by San Francisco in 2011 and registered 33.5 sacks in his first 32 games with the 49ers, earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2012.

However, following a series of arrests and off-field issues, as well as multiple team and league suspensions, Smith was suspended by the NFL in November 2015. He wasn’t reinstated until last May.

Smith has 52.5 sacks and 103 quarterback hits in 75 games (53 starts) with the 49ers (2011-14), Oakland Raiders (2015) and Cowboys.

–Field Level Media

Dec 27, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) runs the ball against Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith (58) in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cowboys parting ways with DE Aldon Smith

The Dallas Cowboys are parting ways with pass-rusher Aldon Smith, ESPN reported Wednesday.

Back in the NFL for the first time since 2015, Smith started all 16 games at defensive end last season and registered five sacks, 14 quarterback hits, 48 tackles and two fumble recoveries, including one returned for a touchdown.

The former first-round draft pick, who played last season on a one-year, $2 million deal, became a free agent on March 17.

Smith, 31, was the No. 7 overall pick by San Francisco in 2011 and registered 33.5 sacks in his first 32 games with the 49ers, earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2012.

However, following a series of arrests and off-field issues, as well as multiple team and league suspensions, Smith was suspended by the NFL in November 2015. He wasn’t reinstated until last May.

Smith has 52.5 sacks and 103 quarterback hits in 75 games (53 starts) with the 49ers (2011-14), Oakland Raiders (2015) and Cowboys.

–Field Level Media