The Seahawks are reportedly interested in re-signing former defensive end Chris Clemons, and are said to be interested in Eagles defensive lineman Cedric Thornton.
The Seahawks are interested in re-signing a key member of the 2013 Super Bowl title team — defensive end Chris Clemons — according to a report from Albert Breer of the NFL Network.
Clemons, 34, was recently released by the Jacksonville Jaguars,where he played the last two seasons after being released by the Seahawks.
Breer reported that Clemons was en route to visit the Seahawks on Wednesday morning and that if things went well he could sign a contract while in town (since he was released he could sign at any time). Since Clemons was recently cut by the Jaguars he would not factor into the formula for compensatory draft picks, which is key for the Seahawks and would make him a pretty low-risk signing.
The Seahawks released Clemons in March, 2014, in a move that saved almost $8 million against the salary cap.
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He then signed with Jacksonville and former Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley before being released last week. Clemons had eight sacks in 2014 in starting every game for the Jaguars and had three sacks in 2015 when he started eight games.
Clemons started 11 games for the Seahawks in 2013 when he had 4.5 sacks, then added another in the playoffs.
He was originally acquired by Seattle in 2010 in a trade with Philadelphia.
The Seahawks are also reportedly interested in DL Cedric Thornton of the Eagles (with Dallas also reported interested). Thornton played the left end spot in the Eagles’ 3-4 defense and at 6-4, 309 pounds would seem a fit to play inside for the Seahawks in their 4-3. He started 13 games for the Eagles last season playing on a one-year $2.3 million contract.