While the big news Wednesday was that free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has reportedly lowered his asking price, the actual noteworthy news for the Seattle Seahawks was the addition of a different defensive lineman. While the Hawks have watched Al Woods and Quinton Jefferson leave, while retaining the services of Jarran Reed and the return of Bruce Irvin, on Wednesday the Seahawks brought back yet another former member of the team.
Benson Mayowa started his NFL career in Seattle in 2013, signing with the Hawks after getting an invite to rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. He spent the Super Bowl winning season with the team, appearing in two games and making a pair tackles. However, with the roster as stacked as it was, he was not able to make the team again in 2014, and was waived at final cuts. In the years since he has played for the Oakland Raiders, Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals, and over the past two seasons has accumulated 11 sacks and 21 quarterback hits.