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Marcus Smith | Defensive Lineman | #97

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 258
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (26) / PHI
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Seahawks signed DE Marcus Smith, formerly of the Eagles.
The 26th overall pick in the 2014 draft, Smith was cut by the Eagles on Wednesday and cleared waivers Thursday. It's likely a deal for the league minimum with little or no guaranteed money. Seattle loves taking fliers on pass rushers, and Smith joins ex-Dolphins first-round bust Dion Jordan as ones who have joined the Seahawks this year. Smith will compete for a pass-rushing depth job in this loaded front. Jul 28 - 11:01 AM

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Eagles waived DE Marcus Smith.

An expected move for months, the Eagles pull the plug before having to pay Smith a $594,000 roster bonus and save nearly $1.5 million. The Smith pick at No. 26 overall in 2014 by then-coach Chip Kelly was widely criticized from the start, and Smith answered by providing just four sacks in three seasons, failing to find a position. He should be able to get a second chance, somewhere where he won't have to live up to the billing of a first-round pick. Smith turned 25 in March.
Jul 26 - 2:34 PM

According to the Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski, Eagles DE Marcus Smith is owed a $594,000 roster bonus on the third day of training camp.

Along with the roster bonus, Smith is owed $889,515 in the final year of his rookie deal. None of that is guaranteed, so the Eagles could save nearly $1.5 million in real dollars and against the cap by releasing him before the bonus. Considering he skipped OTAs and was subsequently pushed to the bottom of the depth chart, it would be a shock if the Eagles do not release him before the bonus is due.
Jul 18 - 10:08 AM

Eagles DE Marcus Smith has slipped to seventh on the depth chart.

He's No. 7 among seven defensive ends, many of whom are camp body types. A bust seemingly from the moment he was selected 26th overall in the 2014 draft under the Chip Kelly regime, Smith is on track to be waived by September.
Jun 14 - 9:27 PM

Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski reports it's only a matter of time before the Eagles release DE Marcus Smith.

A first-rounder in 2014 at No. 26 overall, Smith has been a full-blown bust. He has just four sacks through three seasons and never seemed to find a position, working as a 3-4 outside linebacker, inside linebacker, and 4-3 end. Now an end, Smith is buried on the depth chart and has done nothing to warrant a roster spot. Still 25, he'll likely get at least one more shot elsewhere.
May 26 - 9:17 AM

Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Daily News reports the Eagles will not pick up DE Marcus Smith's fifth-year option.

It is about as far from a surprise as a decision can be. The owner of four career sacks, Smith is not even guaranteed to make the final roster this year after the Eagles added Chris Long in free agency and Derek Barnett in the first round. If Smith does stick around, he will be a free agent after the season.
May 1 - 6:22 PM

Eagles DE Marcus Smith is in the league's concussion protocol.

Smith suffered the injury at Friday's practice. Reports this summer haven't been glowing for the former first-round pick. Smith and UDFA rookie T/G Dillon Gordon have matched up quite a bit, with Gordon winning most of the time.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 12:17:00 PM

Eagles 2014 first-rounder Marcus Smith is excited about playing in DC Jim Schwartz's 4-3 defense.

Smith has seemingly been written off as a bust, but he was badly miscast in ex-DC Billy Davis' 3-4 front. In Schwartz' scheme, all Smith has to concentrate on is moving forward and rushing the passer, not dropping into coverage. Former Colts first-round "bust" Jerry Hughes blossomed under Schwartz in Buffalo.
Fri, May 27, 2016 09:50:00 AM

Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski doesn't expect 2014 first-round OLB Marcus Smith back with the Eagles in 2016.

Smith has yet to make a tackle since being selected 26th overall in last year's draft. All of the Eagles' first-round targets were plucked off the board right ahead of them in 2014, and they panicked and took Smith in a big-time reach. He hasn't panned out in the least bit and may quickly be falling out of the league. Look for the Eagles to try and trade him for anything in the offseason.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 12:56:00 PM

Eagles OLB Marcus Smith (hamstring) is expected to play Week 3 against the Jets.

It will be his first action of the season. With Vinny Curry filling in for Cedric Thornton (broken hand) on the defensive line, Smith should operate as the third outside linebacker against the Jets.
Source: Delco Times
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 10:32:00 AM

Eagles listed OLB Marcus Smith (hamstring) as questionable for Monday night.

Smith got in limited work on Thursday and Friday. Smith will likely be fourth in the rotation behind converted defensive end Vinny Curry once he gets healthy.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 12:50:00 PM

Eagles coach Chip Kelly said OLB Marcus Smith (hamstring) will not be placed on injured reserve/designated for return.

It is confirmation Smith both made the roster and should be back early in the season. The 2014 first-round pick played just 74 snaps his rookie year. With the Eagles lacking depth at outside linebacker, he should have a bigger role as a sophomore.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 01:46:00 PM

The Newark Star-Ledger's Eliot Shorr-Parks said OLB Marcus Smith (hamstring) is on the roster bubble.

When asked if Smith would be on the final roster, Shorr-Parks put his chances at 51 percent. Smith was working as the primary backup at outside linebacker before injuring his hamstring, but coach Chip Kelly was noncommittal on Smith's roster status following the injury. Kelly has already said he had little to do with drafting Smith in the first round last year, and the coach has a history of cutting ties with big-name players. The Eagles' lack of depth at outside linebacker should allow Smith to make the roster, but he needs to make an impact this season.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 12:41:00 PM

Eagles OLB Marcus Smith is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a strained hamstring.

Smith was carted off the practice field Thursday, but he's avoided a serious injury. He could have used all the reps over the final three weeks of the preseason. Smith will be in a race to be ready Week 1 as a backup inside and outside.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 11:46:00 AM

Updating an earlier item, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Eagles OLB Marcus Smith's injury is a "tweaked hamstring."

The words "cart" and "knee" initially appeared side by side, but Smith has escaped with something much less serious. He'll miss this weekend's preseason game, but can't be ruled out for Week 1. The 2014 first-rounder should be considered week to week until further notice.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 01:15:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Russell Wilson
2Austin Davis
RB1Thomas Rawls
2Eddie Lacy
3J.D. McKissic
4Mike Davis
GLB1Thomas Rawls
2Eddie Lacy
3RB1J.D. McKissic
2Eddie Lacy
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Tanner McEvoy
3Amara Darboh
WR21Paul Richardson
2Tyler Lockett
WR31Tyler Lockett
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Luke Willson
3Nick Vannett
LT1Duane Brown
2Rees Odhiambo
3Matt Tobin
LG1Ethan Pocic
2Mark Glowinski
3Jordan Roos
C1Justin Britt
RG1Oday Aboushi
2Mark Glowinski
RT1Germain Ifedi
K1Blair Walsh