Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, free agent defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois and free agent linebacker Arthur Brown are visiting the Seattle Seahawks tomorrow.
Jean-Francois was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2009 and is very familiar with the Seahawks. After two-year stints with both the Colts and Redskins, the defensive lineman is a free agent again. This is the sort of depth move that Seattle loves on the defensive line. Jean-Francois, who is now 30, was released two years into a 3 year $9 million contract with the Redskins, so it’s hard to imagine he’ll get more than $2M-$3M APY.
The lineman spoke to Josina Anderson of ESPN about his desire to play in a 4-3 defense like Seattle’s, so it seems there is mutual interest between both parties.
Brown is only 26 years old but has not lived up to his second-round draft status. Picked up on waivers and then promptly cut by both the Jaguars and Jets during the 2016 season, it will be interesting to see what the Seahawks have in mind for Brown if they do indeed sign him. The young linebacker has had injury issues throughout his career so, if he can stay healthy, it would be a solid depth move. This is especially the case since Brock Coyle has signed with the 49ers.
Seattle has had a slew of free agents in over the past week or so and this trend doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.