The Seahawks have re-signed offensive tackle Ray Willis to a reported two-year deal. When more details of the contract become available, I’ll make sure to update this post.
This is extremely good news for the Seahawks. It is always beneficial to keep your own players, and retaining Willis will give the Seahawks much needed depth and flexibility on the offensive line. Willis, who is 26 years old and entering his fifth season out of Florida State, started ten games for the Seahawks last season because of injuries. Listed as a tackle, Willis is capable of sliding inside to the guard spot and versatile enough to play on either side of the line.
Re-signing Willis is great move by the Seahawks, although a little surprising. He was expected to test the market and possibly command an opportunity to start and be compensated appropriately with another franchise. He had visited Washington and Oakland, but never received the large offer he was hoping for. With Locklear struggling some on the right side and Jones coming off microfracture surgery, Willis is more than welcome back with Seattle. He has the potential to challenge for a starting spot, and can provide quality depth as necessary.