The Seahawks will likely make a move or five before the 2021 season begins. Part of those moves should be signing one of the five remaining free agents that follow. I am not going to mention Richard Sherman here by the way. Sherman would be a great addition but that seems unlikely at this point.
I also am not going to have K.J. Wright on this list. The Seahawks may have just decided to move forward without him and let the young guys play. It isn’t a matter of money. Jordyn Brooks was a first round pick and needs the chance to play beside Bobby Wagner and Cody Barton deserves a shot too.
There are actually quite a few former Seahawks who are still free agents. Russell Okung, Mychal Kendricks, D.J. Fluker and Bradley McDougald are but four. But none of these guys are coming back to Seattle and the players that replaced them appear to be better.
Seahawks should think about signing these five free agents
Seattle could still upgrade the roster by signing some fairly cost-effective free agents, however. Here are five who should get a look.
Free agent number five: Austin Reiter
Ethan Pocic seems to be once again dealing with an injury. Pocic seems to have been off and on unhealthy since his second season in the NFL in 2018. Last year he did play 14 games but did not seem at his best in the second half of the year after getting hurt after week 9 (concussion). Plus, Pocic has not proven to be very good for very long in his career.
Austin Reiter allowed just three sacks in three seasons with the Chiefs. This while playing in front of a mobile quarterback in Patrick Mahomes. That no team has signed Reiter is odd but Reiter is a better center – and a pure center – than Pocic is. Signing Reiter should make Russell Wilson happy and make the Seattle offensive line better.