Seahawks are using a recording of Seahawks’ defensive end Bruce Irvin’s voicemail to get free agent deal
Seattle Seahawks defensive end/defensive tackle Bruce Irvins voicemail has been the subject of much speculation this offseason, as the Seahawks continue to look for a long-term solution at the position.
This is the second year in a row that the Seahawks have used a recording to get a deal done with a player that is in the final year of his contract.
Last season, they signed veteran end/linebacker Derrick Morgan to a three-year deal worth $35 million.
However, the Seahawks ended up losing him for the final two years of his deal, and his free agency will be a pivotal part of the team’s offseason.
The team has been linked to former Ravens defensive end Cameron Wake, but they haven’t made a move to land him, and he is not expected to be back this offseason.
While it would be hard to argue that Wake is a better fit in Seattle, the signing of Irvines voice recorder gives the Seahawks the chance to use the information for some good value.
The Seahawks could still use a player like Wake to help bolster their pass rush in 2018.
While the team has struggled to rush the passer, they did manage to rank second in the NFL in sacks last season.
With Wake signed, the team will have more time to work on their rush defense, and the addition of Irvin gives the team more options for how they want to rush their defensive end this season.
Irvin is the perfect example of how this system can work in the Seahawks’ favor, and it shows how it can be a viable option for any team looking to add talent.