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QB Geno Smith is signing a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks. Smith will return to Seattle to backup QB Russell Wilson. The seven-year vet began his career back in 2013 as a. Starter Russell Wilson finished the day but it was backup Geno Smith who really got a chance to shine on Saturday afternoon. “Geno did a nice job,” Coach Pete Carroll said after the mock game wrapped up. “That was a really nice series going down the field the first series, he hit everything and looked great.

The Seattle Seahawks held their first scrimmage of the year over the weekend, giving the players a chance to shake off some dust in the confines of CenturyLink Field. And even though the day was cut short after Branden Jackson went down on the field, a lot was accomplished in just one half of the football game.

Starter Russell Wilson finished the day but it was backup Geno Smith who really got a chance to shine on Saturday afternoon.

“Geno did a nice job,” Coach Pete Carroll said after the mock game wrapped up. “That was a really nice series going down the field the first series, he hit everything and looked great. He was real comfortable, felt really confident in the communications and handling the situations going against the first defense, so he did a nice job. It’s great to see.”

Smith finished his outing completing eight of eight passes attempted and logging two drives, both culminating in scores.

“He’s such a talented player, and he understands our stuff, and he fits in so well,” Carroll continued. “He’s really all we’re looking for there at that spot. He’s really good at it. In the supporting role for Russ, they communicate beautifully, they really count on each other for the input and the experiences that they’ve had. Geno is just a consummate guy in that role he’s playing.”

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It has now been five years since Geno Smith was involved in one of the most infamous locker room altercations in NFL history, and the former New York Jets quarterback does not appreciate the way the story was rehashed on Tuesday.

Smith suffered a broken jaw before the 2015 season after then-teammate IK Enemkpali sucker-punched him in the locker room. The dispute began over $600 that Smith supposedly owed Enemkpali when the quarterback no-showed a youth football camp that Enemkpali had invited him to. ESPN’s Rich Cimini spoke with several former Jets players about the incident and published a lengthy piece on Tuesday, which irritated Smith.

This what y’all posting? This what really happened? Hell no. Negativity sells in this world and lies go further than the truth. The devilish acts perpetuated in the media will never get old. It’s a shame what these people do for a story! https://t.co/esGO5mzNPF

— Geno (@GenoSmith3) August 11, 2020

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Smith, who has never really given his entire side of the story, then went on a rant and said he will tell the truth about the incident when he’s ready.

You rats will never be honorable.

— Geno (@GenoSmith3) August 11, 2020

We got the real story! We gonna tell it when we ready! We got bigger fish to fry right now and best believe I’m here for a real reason. Where I’m from things could’ve gone left after that incident very fast. I chose to take a different route. That’s what a man does.

— Geno (@GenoSmith3) August 11, 2020

I woke up to more money in my account and my baby smiling. I’m living a life only few can imagine. God been fighting my battles. These cowards will never win.

— Geno (@GenoSmith3) August 11, 2020

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Smith also accused ESPN and other media outlets of racism.

These media outlets instigate. They paint the picture of a successful black man in this negative light. It’s almost like there’s some sort of agenda. I haven’t played for the Jets in 4 years.

— Geno (@GenoSmith3) August 11, 2020

Let’s talk about ESPN being owned by Walt Disney who made a killing off putting toons in black face. Soliciting violence in all the cartoons.

— Geno (@GenoSmith3) August 11, 2020

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The general consensus from former players who spoke with ESPN was that Smith owed Enemkpali money and simply did not consider it a priority. Smith denied that he owed Enemkpali money not long after the incident, so it will be interesting to see if he ever tells his side of the story. There were some at the time who said Smith deserved what he got, while others felt he did nothing wrong.

Smith is currently a backup with the Seattle Seahawks, while Enemkpali is out of the league. For what it’s worth, Enemkpali was also unhappy about ESPN’s piece. He asked ESPN in a Facebook message, “What’s the point of bringing it back up? What’s your motive?”

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