Seahawks sign Dwight Freeney

Report: Dwight Freeney signs 1-year contract with Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks to sign veteran Dwight Freeney to add to pass rush

With Avril going down with a neck injury and Bennett also ailing, Dwight Freeney is certainly a welcome addition to the Seahawks' options at defensive end.

Freeney started two of Atlanta's three postseason games, registering a sack, a tackle for loss and three quarterback hits.

Seattle Seahawks rumors reveal that the team has agreed to sign #Dwight Freeney to a one-year contract.

The Seattle Seahawks have announced they have signed veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney on Tuesday.

Freeney, 37, has been a free agent since the end of last season, which he played with Atlanta on a one-year deal.

The seven-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All-Pro was a solid rotational pass rusher for Atlanta a year ago, tallying three sacks in 15 games.

The Seahawks will host the Houston Texans this Sunday. He would play in 20 games and record four sacks.

Freeney's 122.5 career sacks rank 18th all-time, and he is second among active players behind Carolina's Julius Peppers. But the Seahawks are also 27th in sacks on the season, so it helps having somebody in the building who knows a thing or two about getting to the quarterback.

The Seahawks have had a somewhat inconsistent pass rush this season, ranking 27th in the National Football League this week with 12 sacks in six games, which would be on pace for 32, the fewest of the Carroll era. Before playing for the Falcons, the seven-time Pro Bowler spent the 2015 season with the Cardinals, notching eight sacks in 11 games.

Freeney played his first 11 seasons with the Colts, winning a Super Bowl ring with Indianapolis following the 2006 season.

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