After acquiring Carlos Dunlap last week, numerous reports came out that the Seahawks were not done in their mission to improve an underwhelming pass rush. One of the options they explored was a familiar name, per the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.
On Wednesday, a day after the trade deadline, Wilson reported Seattle had made a call to the Texans for Jacob Martin. Per Wilson, the Seahawks offered Houston a fifth-round pick in exchange for Martin, which the Texans declined.
Martin, of course, was originally a fifth-round pick of Seattle’s in 2018. As a rookie, Martin impressed in a small role, recording three sacks and 15 pressures while playing just under 23 percent of defensive snaps. Before his sophomore season, Martin was packaged with Barkevious Mingo and a third-round pick in exchange for Jadeveon Clowney.
Since landing in Houston, Martin has maintained a part-time role, registering 3.5 sacks and 18 pressures in 2019, playing just 20 percent of snaps and starting zero games. In seven games this season (zero starts), Martin has two sacks and seven pressures, with his snaps increased to 36 percent.
The Seahawks have needed a speed rusher since Martin’s departure and, unable to find one elsewhere, tried to bring back a promising prospect. However, with Bill O’Brien no longer serving as the Texans czar, John Schneider and Seattle were unsuccessful.