The Seahawks will meet with CFL defensive end/outside linebacker Tristan Okpalaugo, according to his agent Brett Tessler.
Tristan Okpalaugo, the top CFL DE/OLB is healthy & ready to go. Received an offer from NY Jets & we're now going to visit Seattle Seahawks.— Brett Tessler (@TesslerSports) February 17, 2016
The standout pass rusher for the Toronto Argonauts is making a tour of NFL teams prior to free agency kicking off (with Tessler's claim that they received an offer from the Jets), and the Seahawks may be looking to add some competition to their DE/OLB group with the potential departure of Bruce Irvin.
As Paul Taylor of Tip of the Tower wrote today, the Argonauts are hoping to get their best pass rusher back next season, but know that he may end up down here in the States.
Despite playing just two seasons with the Argonauts, Okpalaugo was one of the most impactful players in the CFL. In total, he had 23 sacks, 65 tackles, five forced fumbles and two interceptions, while blazing a trail of terror through opposing teams.
Okpalaugo went undrafted out of Fresno State in the 2013 Draft, and as stated above, has spent some time on a few NFL clubs. He's 6'5, 245, and ran a 4.74 40 at his pro day with a 32-inch vert.
The Seahawks have been active in scouting the talent north of the border, and have already signed two CFL players this offseason in WR Jeff Fuller (story here) and RB Cameron Marshall (story). These are the types of players that may or may not catch on with the team, but should offer some good competition in camps this summer at least.
Here's a feature on Okpalaugo about his transition to the CFL rules.