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We’re not entirely sure that the Seahawks know there are other teams in the NFL outside of the NFC West. And that’s only sort of a joke. Seattle has an affinity, dare we say an obsession with signing former 49ers. The list is extensive and the trend has not let up this offseason.
After picking up Adrian Colbert a few seasons ago, and getting the best out of D.J. Reed this year (they also re-signed Damontre Moore, who excelled with San Francisco in a few games in 2019), Seattle picked up Ahkello Witherspoon this offseason. Then, they added the 49ers’ sack leader from the previous year, Kerry Hyder.
Now, they’re dipping their toes back in the defensive line waters again and signing arguably the most talented edge rusher the 49ers have ever had in Aldon Smith, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 15, 2021
After being reinstated to the NFL after spending four years suspended, Smith spent last season with the Dallas Cowboys, where he started all 16 games and picked up five sacks, plus a 78-yard fumble recovery return for a touchdown.