Cowboys Signing DE Aldon Smith To One-Year Deal


Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that the Cowboys have signed DE Aldon Smith to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

According to Mike Garafolo, Smith receives a one-year contract worth $2 million and includes another $2 million in incentives.

Smith recently applied for reinstatement to the NFL after being out of the league for several years now. However, he has yet to officially be reinstated by the NFL. 

A few weeks ago, told Jim Trotter that he’s been “clean and sober” since last September. Although, Smith was arrested in June 2019 due to suspicion of DUI. 

People close to Smith tell Trotter that the lineman is “clean now, he’s good, and he wants to get back into the league.”

Smith, 30, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2010. He was cut loose by the 49ers shortly after a DUI incident in 2015, even though San Francisco picked up his fifth-year option.

Smith later signed a one-year deal with the Raiders that was worth up to $8 million, which was largely incentive-based. Oakland elected to re-sign Smith to a two-year, $11.5 million contract in 2016.

However, the Raiders placed Smith on the reserve/suspended list before cutting him loose in 2018.  

For his career, Smith recorded 180 tackles, 47.5 sacks, an interception, five forced fumbles, a recovery and eight pass defenses over the course of five seasons and 59 games. 

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