The Seahawks are reportedly getting a visit today from free agent Lance Dunbar as they attempt to shore up their running back depth.
The Seahawks are reportedly getting a visit Sunday from free agent Lance Dunbar as they attempt to shore up their running back depth, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan.
Dunbar, 26, has played the last four seasons with Dallas after entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2012.
But he fits the prototype of the third-down back role that the Seahawks need to fill, with 52 receptions and 85 carries in his NFL career. Dunbar last season had 21 receptions in just four games, including 10 in one game against Atlanta. Dunbar had a nice game against the Seahawks in a 30-23 Dallas win in Seattle in 2014 with four receptions for 48 yards including an 18-yard reception on a third-and-14 that set up a Cowboys touchdown.
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That’s a role the Seahawks need to fill with Fred Jackson, 35, a free agent and not expected back.
Seattle has just two running backs on its roster at the moment in Thomas Rawls and Cameron Marshall, a former Arizona State star recently signed as a free agent after playing last season in the CFL. Marshall also projects more as a third-down/change-up type of running back.
Christine Michael is now an unrestricted free agent after the team did not tender him a contract as a restricted free agent. But it has been thought the teams wants to bring him back at a lesser salary than the $1.671 million that the tender would have guaranteed him. Bryce Brown is also an unrestricted free agent and Marshawn Lynch has announced his retirement leaving the Seahawks with a need to add some bodies in the backfield. Dunbar is the first free agent running back publicly linked to Seattle so far.