Seahawks host Amini Silatolu, list J’Marcus Webb as tackle

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The Seattle Seahawks are continuing to look for help along the offensive line.

According to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com, former Carolina Panthers guard Amini Silatolu visited the Seahawks on Tuesday.

Silatolu has battled injuries throughout his career after being a second round pick by Carolina in 2012. He’s finished the season on injured reserve in three of his four seasons in the NFL.

But despite the additions of Bradley Sowell and J’Marcus Webb along the offensive line already this week, the Seahawks could need additional help should Russell Okung sign elsewhere.

Even though Webb started 13 games for Oakland last season at right guard, the Seahawks listed him as a tackle in their announcement of his signing. Webb did play the final three games of the season at right tackle.

If Okung signs elsewhere, Seattle could theoretically look to move Garry Gilliam from right tackle to left tackle, put Webb at right tackle and look to Silatolu as a possibility to replace the departed J.R. Sweezy at right guard.

That’s before any additions Seattle would make through the draft and depends on the health of Silatolu, whose season ended in November due to a torn ACL.

11 responses to “Seahawks host Amini Silatolu, list J’Marcus Webb as tackle

  1. they are delusional if they think webb can play tackle, good thing Russell Wilson can run because he will be doing allot of it if they stick webb at tackle.

  2. They’re making changes at on the O-line which needed to happen this offseason. Although I’m not sure I’m behind all of the moves so far I believe Carroll can coach them up if they have the potential.

  3. They keep adding depth to that offensive line and I think that’s good. None of the additions seem like a starter, but one of them will surprise everyone and be an outstanding addition. Hit one more good starter in the draft, and we may be markedly improved over last year on the OL.

  4. Okung will sign with the Detroit Lions. It will be some payback for the players they signed from Detroit. He would be a good addition to a very young offensive line they have now. Detroit also needs a better center. Swanson is undersized for the position, and got pushed around and the pocket got collapsed a lot last season. Sure he played with a bad shoulder, but he’s weak no matter if he is healthy or not.
    They had a decent center to replace him, but choose not to use him.

  5. He’s a serviceable backup if he can stay healthy. Unfortunately for anyone who signs him, that’s a very large “if.”

  6. Crikey… are we preparing for a strike or something? This has all the makings of a lockout team.

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