With the Seattle Seahawks sitting at 79 players on the 80 man training camp roster, many fans are expecting a move to add a veteran pass rusher. Thursday morning reports emerged that the team may in fact be close to reaching a deal with one of two different veteran pass rushers who has spent most of their career in the NFC North, according to Mile Silver of NFL Network.
While the Seahawks appear to have moved on from Jadeveon Clowney, who wants more than they’re willing to pay, the team has interest in two veteran free agent pass rushers: LB Clay Matthews and DE Everson Griffen. A deal could happen soon.
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) August 6, 2020
So, while neither Clay Matthews nor Everson Griffen is Jadeveon Clowney, both have experience in the NFL and have proven their ability to get to the quarterback. Seahawks fans in particular, of course, will not be happy about the prospect of Clay Matthews in a Seattle uniform, but his familiarity with Pete Carroll combined with what is likely a reasonable price tag could make a deal more possible than many of the other options available. Griffen, of course, also played for Carroll at USC, so it’s no big surprise to see either name linked to the Hawks.
In any case, stay tuned to Field Gulls to keep up to date on all the latest news from training camp.