Heading into week one of the 2020-21 season the biggest question mark about the Seattle Seahawks is their pass rush. After the Seahawks failed to retain the services of Jadeveon Clowney as he decided to sign with the Tennessee Titans. The deal is a one year- contract, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, and Clowney’s deal is worth $12 million and has a max value of $15 million.
The move reunites Clowney with Mike Vrabel, who was on the Texans’ staff during his first three seasons. So, with Clowney in Tennessee and their back up plan Everson Griffin in Dallas, where does that leave Seattle’s options for pass rushers?
Seattle claimed former Titans DE/LB D’Andre Walker on Sunday afternoon bring their roster total to 54. In a corresponding move, they elected to waive cornerback Linden Stephens, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Seahawks head coach, Pete Carroll remains encouraged about the potential of Seattle’s pass rush thanks in big part to the additions of veterans Benson Mayowa and Bruce Irvin as well as the selections of Alton Robinson and Darrell Taylor in the 2020 NFL Draft.
“I sure like our speed on the outside. All of our guys have had numbers, they’ve got number to bring with them,” said Pete Carroll during Tuesday’s press conference. “To bring 16 sacks to us just in Benson [Mayowa] and in Bruce [Irvin], that’s a real positive. Our guys last year didn’t add up anywhere near that, so that’s a positive, and hopefully we can enhance their play.”
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