Seahawks might find a safety in free agency to go with Bradley McDougald

The Seahawks might still be unsure about Tedric Thompson or Delano Hill. They might be able to get a proven safety in free agency.

Where will the Seahawks spend their money this offseason. The team has some dollars to spend for once, so that is good. But they also have several positions that could use an upgrade. Safety is one of them. Luckily for Seattle, there are several veteran safeties available in free agency.

One safety who will be available who will not be playing home games in Seattle next year is Earl Thomas. We can assume he isn’t returning and will sign elsewhere. The Seahawks and Thomas worsening relationship basically came to a divorce when Thomas flipped off the Seattle sideline after being injured in week four of the 2018 season.

Another player who isn’t coming to Seattle is six-time Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle. Weddle was signed by the Los Angeles Rams. He will make their defense better.

Bradley McDougald was good for Seattle in 2018. He is signed through 2020. But do the Seahawks really have a long-term solution to who will play beside him in 2019 and beyond? If the team doesn’t really believe in Tedric Thompson and Delano Hill, here are three free agent safeties they might look to sign.

Lamarcus Joyner

Joyner is a bit smaller for a safety, but so is Thomas. Like Thomas, Joyner isn’t afraid to hit opposing receivers hard. Maybe because he is only five-foot-eight-inches and less than 200 pounds he won’t play too much longer with they type of physicality he provides, but three years in Seattle is not out of the question. Joyner is also versatile enough to play some cornerback, and Pete Carroll loves versatility.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Clinton-Dix should be a great safety, but he hasn’t achieved that yet. He can be a physically imposing safety with speed. If he signs with anyone else other than the Redskins this offseason it means Clinton-Dix will be on his third team in his short career. Sometimes that is a bad sign. But I think Carroll is a good enough teacher of defensive backs to make Clinton-Dix the great player he should be.

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Adrian Amos

Amos formed one of the best safety duos in the NFL last year along with Eddie Jackson. Amos is more of a strong safety, but McDougald is good enough and has experience playing free safety too. And Amos has been well-coached his entire NFL career so the Seahawks would be getting a productive and knowledgeable player.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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