The NFL has returned DE Aldon Smith after a five-year absence


Retrieved 21 May 2020, 05:40 IST

Aldon Smith is the last NFL defender

The NFL defense has returned the last Aldon Smith from suspension indefinitely, giving the former All-Pro a chance to return to American football five years away from the game.

The former Oakland Raiders – now known as the Las Vegas Raiders – met in a video teleconference with DE NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after Smith lifted the ban on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old has been plagued by substance abuse and off-field problems and has not played since November 2015, when he was suspended as a member for violating the league’s substance abuse and personal conduct policy. The invaders.

Smith signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys last month and will be able to join the team’s virtual offseason program next week and meet with teammates and coaches.

The seventh overall figure in the 2011 NFL Draft, Smith ranks second in the NFL with 19.5 sacks in San Francisco with 49.

He had 42 sacks in 43 games played in 2011-13 – the second largest in Spain’s NFL.