NFL free agency isn’t done yet. There are still free agents for the Seahawks to sign. Of course, Seattle can’t afford to spend too much on any one free agent but re-working a deal or two (hello, Russell Wilson!) could create some space to bring in a top talent or two.
A lot of teams have already jumped at signing players and spent a lot of money doing it. Some of the very good players that remain free agents will have to likely lessen their demands to play for pay. A player like Melvin Ingram might be a good pass rusher who should certainly help a team in 2021 but he underperformed in 2020 and therefore should be paid less than if he would have had 7 sacks or more.
But more on Ingram and other players like him in a minute. Seattle has a little money to spend and should spend it on some of the following players.
Four players Seahawks should try to sign early this week
Should the Seahawks bring back a familiar face in Jadeveon Clowney? Yes. Clowney decided not to re-sign with Seattle last offseason and ended up with the Titans instead. That didn’t work out like Clowney or Tennessee had hoped as Clowney got injured and was not as effective as the Titans hoped.
But Clowney was very good with Seattle in 2019 and with a depressed market this offseason due to a lowered salary cap, Seattle signing Clowney to a one-year deal, or, at most, two years should be something that John Schneider and Pete Carroll entertain the thought of.
Clowney is very good against the run though his days as potentially an elite edge rusher seems to be diminishing. He is worth signing at $7-9 million a year though.