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Seahawks sign CFL sack leader

We noted early this month that Rick Foley, who led the Canadian Football League in sacks last season, was drawing interest from multiple NFL teams.

Now Foley has signed with the Seattle Seahawks, turning down offers from the Rams and Eagles.

Foley told the Canadian newspaper The Province that he’s excited to play for new Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, and he thinks he’s a good fit in the Seahawks’ defense defence.

“New team, new coach, new defence and new position in their defence,” Foley said. “Nobody has an advantage going into camp.”

Foley was signed by the Baltimore Ravens in 2006 but never got into a game. He says he’s a much better player now than he was then, and based on the evidence from the CFL, he may be right: Last year he was named the best defensive player in the CFL as a British Columbia Lions defensive end.

“The last time I tried I didn’t know how to study or even read a playbook,” Foley said. “I was naive. I’m a better player now and a lot more professional.”

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11 Responses to “Seahawks sign CFL sack leader”
  1. mnmaverick says: Feb 14, 2010 9:00 AM

    Hopefully he performs as well as he spells.
    That will really make Seattle fans giddy after the Housh signing last year and all the success it brought.

  2. charliepm1 says: Feb 14, 2010 9:02 AM

    Are you smarter than a 5th grader? Maybe. But you don’t spell better than one. It’s defense with an s, not a c.

  3. Pudge Heffelfinger says: Feb 14, 2010 9:22 AM

    In Canada he played defence. In the US we play defense. It will take some time getting used to the transition.
    Silly Canadians.

  4. simonb says: Feb 14, 2010 9:22 AM

    lets trade our NFL Lions for the CFL Lions

  5. virtualplague says: Feb 14, 2010 9:56 AM

    he turned down an offer from the eagles to sign with the seahawks? way better team there.
    or in St. Louis he at least would have gotten a lot of playing time

  6. seahawks_fan says: Feb 14, 2010 10:42 AM

    By signing with the Seahawks, he gets to stay closer to home. It’s a good signing for the Seahawks.
    For all you silly Americans, I don’t think he wrote that article himself and sent it to The Province.

  7. Route36West says: Feb 14, 2010 11:23 AM

    I suspected this guy would pick a team like the Seahawks or Bills over the Eagles.
    I figured he would want to go to a team as north as possible. That way he could be closer to where hes lived the last few years. Also I thought he would want to go to a team that he had a good chance of making the roster. There would have been alot of competition in philly at his position and would of had to play great to knock someone off the roster.
    In Seattle or Buffalo he has a better chance of making the team. Both cities have new coaches and a weak pass rushes.
    He chose Seattle which I think is a good choice for him. Yea he probably isnt going to win alot of games with them, but he will atleast be on the team.
    In Philly I dont see him making the roster especially b/c I think they are going to add even more competition to the d-line through the draft and free agency.

  8. packerswin says: Feb 14, 2010 11:40 AM

    John Chick was the defensive player of the year in the CFL last season, not Foley. Chick signed with the Colts this year.

  9. dat_dude says: Feb 14, 2010 12:20 PM

    test him….

  10. FumbleNuts says: Feb 14, 2010 12:40 PM

    Here is a little more information on Ricky Foley.
    http://seahawkaddicts.com/2010-articles/february/more-on-ricky-foley.html

  11. realitypolice says: Feb 14, 2010 1:02 PM

    charliepm1 says:
    February 14, 2010 9:02 AM
    Are you smarter than a 5th grader? Maybe. But you don’t spell better than one. It’s defense with an s, not a c.
    mnmaverick says:
    February 14, 2010 9:00 AM
    Hopefully he performs as well as he spells.
    That will really make Seattle fans giddy after the Housh signing last year and all the success it brought.
    ———————————-
    What a couple of idiots you two are. Do you think he wrote the quote with defence spelled with a C? The quote were reprinted from an article in CANADIAN newspaper, where they spell it that way.
    What kind of dumbasses think that players WRITE DOWN their quotes for newspapers.

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