The Seahawks self admittedly have to address the defensive line during the NFL‘s free agency and draft periods this offseason. The Seahawks 2012 season was one of the most successful of the franchises history and one could only imagine how it might have finished had Chris Clemons not been injured on Washington’s horrible field or if the Seahawks had another pass rushing defensive lineman capable of commanding a double team.
Seattle is light on the line as Alan Branch and Jason Jones are both free-agents and may not return to the Seahawks. The draft is still eight weeks away and Pete Carroll and John Schnieder are ready to start filling some needs sooner, rather than later.
Former Eagles defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins will visit with the Seahawks on Monday before traveling to San Francisco and meet with the hated 49ers.
Jenkins, 32, is now in the last part of his career but showed that he still has some football left in him last year with the Eagles. Jenkins would be the type of signing I have pushed for the Seahawks to make in the offseason. Signing a veteran to a team friendly one or two-year contract while also adding talent in the early rounds of the draft would address both the short and long-term needs that the Seahawks have on the defensive line.
Dwight Freeney and Osi Umenyiora, formerly of the Colts and Giants respectively are both veteran names to keep in mind as the NFL enters its free agency period in two weeks.
Who would you like to see the Seahawks sign in the offseason?