The Seahawks have been dealing with a lot of activity on their defensive line since winning the Super Bowl.
Michael Bennett and Tony McDaniel re-signed, Chris Clemons and Red Bryant landed in Jacksonville after being released and Clinton McDonald signed with the Buccaneers, but it doesn’t look like they’re done looking for moves up front. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that defensive tackle Henry Melton is traveling to Seattle to meet with the team.
Coming off a torn ACL, Melton may provide the team with an opportunity to repeat their successful strategy with Bennett last season. Bennett signed a one-year, $5 million deal that positioned him for a bigger payday this offseason and Melton might favor a similar opportunity with the knee injury in the recent past. Playing on a talented Seahawks defense would position him to look good and put up the kind of performance that lands Melton more riches in 2015.
For the Seahawks, a healthy Melton would have the potential to make their defensive line as good or better than it was last season. Melton also visited with the Vikings this week and Bears General Manager Phil Emery said, via the Chicago Tribune, that they would speak with Melton’s agent after the tackle has a sense of his market.