A former first-round pick of the Eagles, Smith had 2.5 sacks for Seattle in 2017.

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The Seahawks added to their defensive line depth by agreeing to terms with free agent end Marcus Smith Thursday.

Smith confirmed the news via Twitter while a report from Josina Anderson of ESPN stated he agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $2.7 million. He is expected to officially sign in the next day or so.

The Seahawks signed Smith last July after he was waived by the Eagles, who made him the 26th overall pick of the 2017 draft.

Smith played mostly in a reserve/rotational role at end but saw increasing time in the final three months after Cliff Avril was lost for the season due to injury. Smith had 2.5 sacks in playing 253 snaps. Among his sacks was a forced fumble in the Colts’ game recovered and returned for a touchdown by Bobby Wagner.

In what might not have been a coincidence, it was reported Smith signed shortly after Atlanta announced it had re-signed end Derrick Shelby. Shelby visited the Seahawks two weeks ago and it’s possible the decision of one player and team helped spur the other.

Besides Avril, who remains on the roster but is not expected to play in 2018 due to a neck/nerve issue that could end his career, the Seahawks now have six players listed as defensive end under contract — Smith, Frank Clark, Dion Jordan, Branden Jackson, Quinton Jefferson and Noble Nwachukwu. Clark and Jordan project as the likely starters at end. Seattle also signed free agent Barkevious Mingo, listing him as a linebacker. But it is expected he would help as an edge rusher, as well.

Seattle still has sizeable issues to address on the defensive line, though, with just two healthy tackles on the roster at the moment — Jarran Reed and Nazair Jones. Malik McDowell also is on the roster listed as a tackle but his future is uncertain after he missed his rookie season with a concussion and head injuries suffered in an ATV accident last July.