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Seahawks hosting Ted Larsen, Al Woods, Cam Thomas, J'Marcus Webb, and Craig Robertson Friday

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The Seahawks are working the low-end veteran market on Friday, hosting a handful of free agents including offensive linemen Ted Larsen and J'Marcus Webb, defensive tackles Al Woods and Cam Thomas, and linebacker Craig Robertson.

Craig Robertson might be the most interesting name here. He's a 28-year old fifth year pro, a former UDFA out of North Texas that has started 37 games for the Browns at inside linebacker, and from what I can gather from various scouting reports, he's more of a nickel, pass defending linebacker than a run stopper. Maybe think, Will Herring, or something like that. He's 6'1, 234, and is a solid athlete that had five pass breakups in 2015.

Al Woods is a seventh-year pro out of LSU that actually spent a brief amount of time with the Seahawks in 2011 before moving on to the Steelers, then the Titans. He's a rotational nose tackle but started nine games for the Titans last year and is still just 28 years old. He's 6'4, 307 pounds, and if signed, would likely be a "hedge player" type, meaning, he'd be in competition with any incoming draft picks or undrafted free agents for a roster spot with the team.

The same could be said about Cam Thomas, who is purely a run-stuffing nose-tackle type that could in theory help replace the loss of Brandon Mebane. He played in just 16.9-percent of the Steelers downs last year but at 6'4, 335 pounds, has great size for the position.

J'Marcus Webb started 16 games for the Raiders last year at guard, but could also play tackle and the Seahawks may like him as a swing tackle type, in the mold of Alvin Bailey. He's 27 years old, 6'6, 330 pounds in his sixth season, He started a bunch of games for the Bears from 2010-2012, was a backup for the Vikings 2013-2014, then started for the Raiders last year.

Ted Larsen started 16 games for the Cardinals in 2014 and 10 in 2015. He has 57 careers starts and is 28 years old.

If none of these players gets you excited, that is probably pretty normal. However, it's important to remember that with most of these guys, Seattle is doing what we've called "Draft hedging," or signing players that will eventually compete with drafted players and UDFAs for jobs on the final 53-man roster, and it also helps allow the Seahawks to go into the draft without enormous holes at any position. These are veteran stop gap bodies, probably, and should come on the cheap for the most part.