Per Field Yates of ESPN, free agent offensive tackle Ryan Clady visited the Seattle today, showing that the Seahawks aren’t finished on their offensive line yet.
Source: former Broncos & Jets LT Ryan Clady visited the Seahawks today. OL remains an area of need for Seattle.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 17, 2017
Clady, a first-round pick for the Denver Broncos in 2008, was traded to the New York Jets prior to the 2016 season. A $10M option for 2017 was declined by the Jets, making him a free agent.
Clady has dealt with injury issues throughout his career, being placed on season-ending injured reserve in both 2013 and 2015. After playing in only nine games in 2016, there will likely need to be health-based incentives in a potential contract with Seattle.
After adding Luke Joeckel, the Seahawks aggressively pursued free agent guard T.J. Lang before he signed with the Lions. If Seattle makes a serious run at Clady, it will be interesting to see how they shuffle around the starters on their line. With Justin Britt currently being the only entrenched starter at center, every other spot is up for grabs. If Clady can stay healthy, he would provide an above average presence at left tackle, which is something that Russell Wilson could definitely use moving forward.