Three edge rushers Seahawks should risk signing to one-year deals

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Cameron Wake

See, now here is where the hate for me might begin (or continue to grow). A lot of people might see the aging Cam Wake as just another Ziggy Ansah. But here is where I see the difference: Wake still wants to play and I don’t think Ansah really did last year.

Wake loves football. He doesn’t have many years of football left and is 38 years old, but the Seahawks do not need him to be a long-term solution, just a one-year rental. Last year in his one season with the Titans, Wake made $7.6 million, but that included a $4 million signing bonus. No team, I don’t think, is going to pay Wake that kind of money for 2020.

If Wake is willing to make about $3 million in total with the Seahawks, then Seattle should bring in the veteran for pass-rushing depth. Like Bennett, Wake is not going to be anything close to an every-down player. But situationally there is no reason Wake cannot be effective.

Wake, like Ansah, had just 2.5 sacks in 2019 and that was in 9 games. But Wake’s 11 quarterback hits would have been second on the team. Seattle needs depth at edge rusher and Wake would supply that. Heck, maybe Seattle should sign both Bennett and Wake and let the sacks fall where they may.