The Seattle Seahawks have confirmed themselves to be a Tremendous Bowl contender by means of the quarter mark of the NFL season, with MVP front-runner Russell Wilson main the best way. On the defensive facet of the ball is Seattle’s obtrusive weak point, and the entrance workplace is looking for reinforcements as Seattle vies for the NFC West title.
Seattle, house owners of the NFL’s worst protection in yards allowed, are bringing in linebacker Mychal Kendricks and defensive deal with Damon Harrison for a go to, per the NFL’s transaction wire. The Seahawks additionally had DeMarkus Acy, Ray-Ray Armstrong, Michael Divinity, and Jeff Holland per the wire — all defensive gamers. Seattle is looking for to enhance the NFL’s worst protection by way of yards allowed, because the Seahawks have given up 476.8 yards per recreation on the 12 months. The Seahawks are additionally final in go protection and yards per drive (the typical quantity of yards given up per possession), which accumulate in the direction of the whole quantity of yards the protection has given up by means of 4 video games.
Kendricks has some historical past within the Seahawks system, taking part in the previous two seasons in Seattle. He recorded 90 tackles, 5 sacks and 4 passes defensed in 18 video games. He suffered an ACL harm within the common season finale towards the San Francisco 49ers final 12 months and didn’t signal with any workforce as a free agent this offseason. Kendricks is due for sentencing later this month on an insider buying and selling cost that he pleaded responsible to in September of 2018. The Seahawks are banged up at linebacker with Bruce Irvin out for the 12 months with a knee harm and Jordyn Brooks coping with a knee harm, so any insurance coverage on the place can be helpful.
Harrison, a primary workforce All-Professional in 2016, recorded 49 tackles and two sacks in 15 video games with the Detroit Lions final season. Identified for being top-of-the-line run-stuffing defensive tackles within the NFL, the Seahawks are third within the NFL in run protection, however have recorded simply six sacks within the workforce’s first 4 video games. Harrison would not assist a lot within the go rush, however supplies extra depth at defensive deal with — and will doubtlessly begin on the place if he indicators with Seattle. Harrison additionally informed NFL Insider Josina Anderson that he’ll go to the Inexperienced Bay Packers Wednesday, so the Seahawks can have competitors for his companies.