Welcome 2 New Seahawks + 1 returning vet
The recently quiet Seattle Seahawks have a busy friday.
It is almost like the Seahawks wait for me to be extremely busy to make a move. Today I was on a flight from Seattle to Dallas when the news of the three Seattle signings came to light.
The one player I have been on the fence about whether the Seahawks would re-sign has been cornerback Roy Lewis.
On Friday he agreed to return to Seattle where he has spent the majority of his NFL career.
Roy Lewis is known for his special teams play more than his ability to play cornerback. He is a liability in coverage but is a team leader and was named the teams Special Teams Captain last season and he is well liked which was proven by him winning the Steve Largent award after the 2010 season.
Bringing Lewis back to Seattle was a solid move to help bolster the unit that is often overlooked by many.
After the recently departed David Hawthorne signed with the New Orleans Saints it looked like the Seahawks might be considering the draft as the ideal place to fill the Mike linebacker position until…..
On Friday the Seahawks signed Barrett Ruud who is more than capable of fill that role should the team not draft a player such as Luke Kuechly. Ruud was signed to a one year deal so the team could still consider drafter a middle linebacker early in the draft.
Barrett Ruud does come with a Seahawks connection as he played under Seattle’s Defensive Coordinator Gus Bradlywhile Gus was his position coach from 2007-2008 in Tampa Bay.
While playing under Gus Bradley, Barrett Ruud started his string of 4 consecutive seasons of at least 114 tackles a feat that David Hawthorne has only accomplished twice in his career.
Barrett also gives the team a veteran presence at the linebacker position and depending on the moves Seattle makes to fill the spot vacated by Leroy Hill (the team could still bring him back) a veteran may be much needed in a very young linebacking corps.
The Seahawks also added another player with a connect when they signed guard Deuce Lutui, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals, to a one year deal. Lutui played under Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll at USC.
Lutui spent last season as the Cardinals backup right guard.
This appears on the surface to be a depth move by the Seahawks, which they need with starting right guard John Moffitt‘s return timetable in question. If he can manage to get weigh troubles under control he could end up being a solid player for the Seahawks.
He currently is listed at 338 but when he played in high school he weighed 370.
I would be willing to help him lose or maintain weight as I myself have struggled with weight issues but am down about 90 pounds since Halloween.
All-in-all a very busy day for the Seahawks, a very busy day for me and a great day to be a Seahawks fan (as they all are).