Eagles Finally Release Marcus Smith

As Training Camp begins, the Philadelphia Eagles weren’t quite done cleaning house on Wednesday.

Along with veteran guard Allen Barbre, the Eagles made a move that many have expected for sometime now. The team parted ways with former first-round pick, defensive end Marcus Smith.

When Smith was originally selected with the 26th overall pick in 2014, the move puzzled a lot of fans. Many analysts didn’t even have a third-round grade on Smith, and he certainly never did anything to prove them wrong.

Smith was a complete non-factor in his first two seasons with the team, and played sparingly in his third season. Last year was really his last chance to turn himself around and get things right, but he always looked like a guy that was just overmatched at the NFL level.

With the additions of Derek Barnett and Chris Long, there just wasn’t any need to see anymore of Smith. He had plenty of opportunities, and didn’t take advantage of single one. The writing on the wall for this inevitable move was pretty clear when Smith stayed away from the team’s spring workouts.

Smith finished his unremarkable Philadelphia career with a grand total of four sacks in three seasons. He’s easily the team’s biggest first-round bust since Danny Watkins.

 

3 thoughts on “Eagles Finally Release Marcus Smith

  1. Yes, Eagles Clear another $1.48 in Salary Cap by Releasing Marcus Smith who was likely not to make the 53 Man Roster to begin with for 2017
    Add this to Allen Barbree’s Release which saved $2.05 Million the Eagles have now cleared $3.5 Million for Players who were no in their short-term or long-term plans… Good Move Howie..

    I sense they will make a move to bolster the CB Position whether with a Trade or pursue a some workouts some Veteran Free-Agent CB’s that are still out there .
    (Darrell Revis, Leon Hall, Darryl Morris, Alterraun Verner, Kyle Wilson,Corey White)

  2. God damn all I heard all off season was doom and gloom about the eagles and the cap!!!! HAC said from day 1 money ain’t an issue whatsoever and I got fought left and right. The fan base was panicking ‘gotta dump Kielce and Kendricks’ both of which still may happen but the sky is falling crap is way overblown

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