5 free agents that could give Seattle Seahawks new life in the New Year

These free agents could make 2024 even better than 2023.

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No. 4 - Defensive tackle Denico Autry

Autry might be 33 years old, but he is playing like he is 25. Plus, he has gotten better with age. Prior to 2020 when Autry turned 29, he had 23 sacks and 41 tackles for loss in six years. Since 2020, Autry has 36 sacks and 39 tackles for loss in four seasons. And his production isn't just from how Tennessee is using him either. Autry had two seasons of 7.5 sacks or more, and two seasons with 9 tackles for loss or more, with the Colts before leaving for Nashville.

Autry would not be a long-term commitment. A one-year deal worth $8 million wouldn't break the bank but would likely be a cheap deal for the kind of production Autry can offer. The ideal signing would be for the Seahawks to bring Leonard Williams back, of course, but if Williams is too expensive, Autry would be a close second.

No. 5 - Linebacker Frankie Luvu

As with the tight ends, Seattle is going to have to remake its linebacker room, most likely. Starters Bobby Wagner and Jordyn Brooks are both free agents. Wagner should be re-signed but he probably won't be as expensive as Brooks simply because Brooks is seven years younger. Even backup Devin Bush is a free agent, though he has not proven he should be re-signed in Seattle.

Luvu is excellent at playing the run and has a knack for when the ball is about to be snapped and exploding through gaps in the offensive line to get a tackle for loss. Since the beginning of last year, his 57 defensive stops rank 11th in the league, according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required). He also ranks second in pass rush among inside linebackers, according to PFF. While Luvu needs to be better in pass coverage, none of the current Seahawks linebackers excel in that area either.

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