Seahawks targets from Bengals and Cowboys
The Seahawks will have to ask themselves this offseason whether or not signing back their own running back free agent Rashaad Penny will be beneficial for them moving forward. Of course, Penny can definitely help the Seahawks, he knows the system, and he knows what is asked and what he needed to do, the question is that, can he stay healthy? Every year, Penny had been struck with bad luck of season-ending injuries, and we are all left wondering what if he is healthy, is the sky the limit for him?
If the Seahawks decide to move on from Penny, a replacement for him can be the Bengals’ backup, Samaje Perine. He is a pass catcher, which can spell some breather for Kenneth Walker, and we have all seen what Perine can do when asked to step up due to injury to the starter. Not as sexy a name as Mattison, but unlike Mattison, Perine will not be looking for a starting gig next season which will not be as hard for the Seahawks to convince him to be Walker’s backup next season.
Defense! Defense! Defense! That will be the outcry of the 12 this offseason, no matter how the Seahawks address this, either via draft or free agency or trade, it will be their main focus this offseason. If they tend to solidify their line back position, they can look to sign the veteran Anthony Barr, a defensive player who can immediately step in to help this team in improving next season and be the veteran voice, a huge void left by Bobby Wagner.
Barr will be a big boost for the Seahawks’ defense which dreadfully need the presence he brings on the field. A much improve linebacker room will further increase the chances of the Seahawks improving their overall defense next season, a big part of the Seahawks’ shortcomings this season.