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Seahawks unsuccessfully tried to claim Terrell Suggs off waivers

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NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

To put it kindly, the Seattle Seahawks pass rush is bad.

Obviously the front office knows this, which is why they gave it a go trying to get an aging but still effective legendary pass rusher.

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was recently waived by the Arizona Cardinals, who obviously won’t make the playoffs this year. Suggs was essentially given the chance to close out his career with a contender, if not reunite with Baltimore.

Four teams put in a waiver claim for Suggs, all of them are either linebacker needy or pass rush needy, and ultimately he was claimed by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Kansas City lost Alex Okafor for the season due to a torn pectoral muscle, so unsurprisingly they were in the hunt for another linebacker.

The 37-year-old Suggs played in every game for the Cardinals prior to being waived, racking up 5.5 sacks and four forced fumbles, including 1.5 on Russell Wilson in September. We’d throw a party if the Seahawks could find anyone with a pulse capable of reaching such lofty heights.

There’s no guarantee that Suggs would’ve actually reported to Seattle had they gotten him, but this news is noteworthy if only because we know the Seahawks are sniffing around to find any way to beef up what has been one of the league’s worst units at getting to the quarterback.