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2022 NFL Free Agency: Seahawks bringing back Quinton Jefferson

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Welcome back, Q-Jeff!

The Seattle Seahawks’ revamp of their defensive line continues with the return of interior lineman Quinton Jefferson, who’s spent the past two seasons with the Buffalo Bills and Las Vegas Raiders.

According to Josina Anderson, it’s a two-year agreement.

Jefferson was drafted by the Seahawks in 2016 but was waived by the team in 2017. They brought him back midseason by swiping him from the Los Angeles Rams’ practice squad, and he became a more regular part of the team’s defensive rotation in 2018. He racked up 51 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and five passes defensed in his final two years with the Seahawks before leaving for Buffalo in free agency.

With the Raiders, Jefferson started all 17 regular season games and notched a career-high 4.5 sacks, as well as two forced fumbles and a career-best 16 quarterback hits to go along with 47 total tackles.

So far on the defensive line Seattle has traded for Shelby Harris, re-signed Al Woods, and signed Uchenna Nwosu and Quinton Jefferson.