Seattle Seahawks not signing this free agent so far is fairly absurd

Seattle has a roster hole that this player would immediately solve.
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The Seattle Seahawks have spent a lot of the money they had created for free agency. The team likely has less than $10 million now, and part of that has to go toward signing players to the practice squad and inking the 2024 NFL draft picks. But cap room is also malleable and if more room needs to be made, Seattle could probably make a bit more.

General manager John Schneider has hopefully spent wisely and filled the roster holes at linebacker, safety, and tight end. The Seahawks still need to address those positions in the draft as well, but currently, Seattle only has two choices in the first three rounds so adding a few expected high-end players is not going to happen. Schneider might trade back in the draft to try to pick up a second-round pick, but that cannot be assumed.

As far as Seattle's offensive line is concerned currently, the unit looks bad. Very bad. There is only one true left guard on the roster, Tremayne Anchrum, Jr., who only has one start in his career and has only played on 101 snaps over three seasons. Surely, Schneider does not think Anchrum is going to be locked in at one guard spot in 2024. Right guard could be Anthony Bradford but he wasn't very good in his rookie season of 2023.

Seattle Seahawks should sign guard Dalton Risner to fill a huge roster hole

But one player who is still a free agent might not cost that much to sign and would immediately upgrade Seattle's O-line. That player is Dalton Risner. Risner is a five-year veteran who has proven to be good in pass protection and decent in run-blocking. This past season, he allowed zero sacks and in 2021, he only allowed 21 total pressures. He also stays healthy having missed just six games (only four because of an injury) in five years and no more than two in any one season.

Risner might not make a Pro Bowl in a Seahawks uniform, but Seattle does not need him to be great, merely good. And there is no doubt his experience would help the overall unit form cohesion more quickly. The guard might be confused about why he has not gotten a deal yet from any team.

He took to X/Twitter last week to remind people he is still around. Teams should not need a reminder, however. Risner is still just 28 years old and should be fairly good for several more years. And he should land in Seattle because the team must absolutely find quality before next season begins.

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