7 free-agent defensive linemen Seattle Seahawks could sign in 2024

Seattle must find a way to improve its defensive line.

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Free agent DT No. 2 - Maurice Hurst

Hurst has been with four teams since he was drafted by the Raiders in the fifth round of the 2018 draft. His issue is that he has not been consistently healthy. He played only one full season and that was in 2019, though he did play 13 in 2023. His season ended early because of a torn pec. But when he is available, he is capable of greatness both against the run and pass.

The Seahawks need to take a chance on him for various reasons. One is that he is still only 28 years old so if he ever can stay healthy he still should have a number of years to play. Two is his versatility as he is a true three-down player who had a pressure rate higher than 10 percent this past season, a very good number for an interior defensive lineman. Three is that he likely won't get more than $2 million for 2024 in a prove-it season so he won't break the bank.

Free agent DT No. 3 - Shelby Harris

Harris might have been a bit miffed after being released by the Seahawks after the 2022 season. He was part of the trade that had sent Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos in the 2022 offseason and Harris was expected to be a solid veteran presence on a younger Seattle roster. And for the most part, he was. But he also was too expensive to keep so he was released and signed with the Cleveland Browns.

Like Hurst was with Cleveland this past season, Harris was a versatile lineman who was productive against the run and in pass rush. Harris is 32 years old so his snap count might be a bit lower in future seasons, but that should only make him more effective in the reps he does get. Since there has been a change of coaching staff in Seattle, whatever ill feelings, if any, Harris would have toward Seattle is likely to be gone and he might only cost $3-4 million in 2024.