3 unexpected free agent signings Seattle Seahawks could still make happen

The Seattle Seahawks created some cap space recently by extending Uchenna Nwosu and reworking Quandre Diggs' deal for 2023.
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Seahawks should add defensive end Jadeveon Clowney

I've been on the Clowney train for a while and I am not yet ready to deboard. Do I think Seattle could bring Clowney in for $6 million? Yes. Clowney is now 30 years old and has struggled mightily at times with injuries, and that is likely to scare some teams away. Last year he missed five games, but in 2021 he missed three.

I in no way expect Clowney to come in and play a full season. He's done that once in his career and that was in 2017. He is going to miss some games. But other than 2020 and 2013, Clowney hasn't missed half the season or more. If he comes back to the Seahawks and plays 13 games, I would pay Clowney $6 million for that.

When I first thought of making this list I had a nose tackle here instead of Clowney. But to begin training camp, Seattle was playing Jarran Reed at nose tackle, and from what Pete Carroll said post-practice, Reed might stay at nose tackle. This opens up a spot for a defensive end to either be a starter or add depth.

Clowney excels because of two things. He can get pressure on opposing quarterbacks, though his production can be a bit inconsistent there. But he is fantastic at setting a hard edge against the run. Seattle struggled stopping the run in 2022 and there's no guarantee that problem is resolved for 2023. But adding Clowney would go a long way toward remedying the situation.