The Seahawks brought in OL Amini Silatolu of the Carolina Panthers for a visit Tuesday according to an ESPN report.
The Seahawks continued their efforts to increase depth on the offensive line by bringing in Carolina guard Amini Silatolu for a visit on Tuesday, according to a report from ESPN.
Silatolu has battled injuries throughout his career after entering the league as a second round pick in 2012 out of Midwestern State. He played just nine games for the Panthers in 2015 with three starts before being sidelined with an ACL injury of his left knee. He also suffered an ACL injury in his right knee in 2013
Th 6-4, 320-pound Silatolu has also dabbled in tackle during his NFL career in which he has 28 starts overall — including 15 as a rookie, the one season he was able to stay mostly healthy.
He projects as low-cost depth potentially competing for a spot at guard — where the Seahawks have lost J.R.Sweezy to the Tampa Bay Bucs — as well as maybe being able to be a swing backup player.
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One challenge is that the normal recovery period for an ACL injury would put him as likely not being fully healthy until right before the season.
Silatolu has also visited the Cardinals.
Seattle has looked at a few different players who had recent ACL injuries, including DT Brandon Thompson and RB Lance Dunbar.
Seattle has signed OLs Bradley Sowell and J’Marcus Webb in the past two days but obviously are continuing to add try to add bodies, though at this point are likely looking to do that as inexpensively as possible other than for a starting left tackle.