Chris Clemons returns to Seahawks

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The Seahawks have announced a reunion with veteran pass rusher Chris Clemons.

Cut by the Jaguars last month after two years, Clemons returns to the Seahawks, with whom he played from 2010-13 and won a Super Bowl.

Clemons, 34, is a veteran of 13 NFL seasons. He had 11 sacks in two years with the Jaguars, who signed him to a four-year, $17.5 million contract in 2014 after he was released by the Seahawks for salary-cap reasons.

The Seahawks probably see Clemons as a part-time player and pass rusher who should get rotational snaps. The Seahawks lost pass rusher Bruce Irvin to the Raiders early in free agency.

33 responses to “Chris Clemons returns to Seahawks

  1. Hmm…

    Bennett, Avril, Clemons, Frank Clark at edge rush for the Seahawks, plus they’ll add a day 2 or 3 edge guy in the draft. Sounds like 12-4 to me.

  2. He likely won’t play many snaps, but will fill a role on the roster and add needed depth. I assume he signed for a minimum type price and for one year. Or was his “return” just a visit?

  3. Hahahahahaa. 12-4. Clemons literally did nothing in Jax, was a head case, skipped camp, bad in the locker room and community, gave up during plays. Now is going to collect another check? Thief.

  4. Saavy move! Bring in someone who can be productive on the rotation and bring some experience into that locker room and groom the new guys!

  5. dadsource says:

    Hahahahahaa. 12-4. Clemons literally did nothing in Jax, was a head case, skipped camp, bad in the locker room and community, gave up during plays. Now is going to collect another check? Thief.
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    11 sacks in 2 years in Jacksonville. Bruce Irvin had 12 the last 2 years & the Seahawks aren’t paying him $37 million over the next 3 years.

    But you’re right. More like 13-3.

  6. Funny thing people don’t realize he was best in Quinn s system, not Gus Bradley’. Clark, marsh, Avril, Bennett, clemons, doesn’t sound that bad

  7. He’s a great teammate, but the rumors are true he HATED IT IN JACKSONVILLE…. He’s a high character guy, who’s very savvy, the young guns can learn a lot from a guy like Chris…. I bet he hits the ground with a completely new attitude and if Ware can be the beast he is at 34 there’s no reason Clem can’t return to his previous form! He’s a perfect fit here, knows the D and as an elder statesman, will shoulder the “Teacher” mentality for guys like Clark and Marsh! I think this is a great move… I’m betting 6+ sacks this year! GO HAWKS!!!!

  8. fmckenney says:
    Apr 1, 2016 6:20 PM
    Hey ariani1985 your niners too depressing to hang with your own blog? We all understand…somebody has to come in last.
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    It’s even MORE pathetic in Arianna’s case, she’s a VIKING fan hahaha!

  9. From Business Stance:

    Since he was released/cut from Jags to save them 4M in cap, signing him up does not impact Compensatory Picks in future. That is another plus since next year those awarded picks can trade them just like other draft picks.

  10. fmckenney says:
    Apr 1, 2016 6:20 PM

    Hey ariani1985 your niners too depressing to hang with your own blog? We all understand…somebody has to come in last.

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    ariani1985 is known Vikings troll on this site. You’re despised by teams outside of your division too.

  11. The rest of the league should thank us for destroying the Seahawks and their annoying bandwagon fans. After their SB loss to us, the team went on full meltdown mode, searching for an identity. Thanks to their overrated coach. He did the same thing in New England BTW luckily we landed Belichick after Carroll got the boot.

  12. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Apr 1, 2016 5:45 PM

    11 sacks in 2 years in Jacksonville. Bruce Irvin had 12 the last 2 years & the Seahawks aren’t paying him $37 million over the next 3 years.
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    It’s 4 years at 37 million, with 14.5 guaranteed. Just another front-loaded contract for a team with a bunch of cap space. He will be used as more of an edge rusher than a coverage guy in Oakland, so his sack numbers may go up. If he flames out or gets broken, he won’t see anything close to 37.

  13. @osirus33:

    You mean the 8 late-game coverage sacks he had in 2014 and the 2 in one game with subs put in in 2015? Haha. 4-12 behind the LA Rams, Cards, and 9ers. Who cares if he hated it in Jacksonville? He could still perform if he had talent, which he doesn’t. He’s washed up. Done. He will skip camp, claim personal issues, claim he’s ready, get injured, and flop while taking the money and running. Seahawks fans are such myopic homers with a sense of history as long as their super bowl tradition…..oh wait…..yawn…..

  14. Don’t know how much he has left in the tank. Jag fans would know better than me but man Chris Clemons was a fan favorite, productive and a true leader as the team was growing.

  15. braceyourselffor12 says:
    Apr 1, 2016 6:59 PM
    fmckenney says:
    Apr 1, 2016 6:20 PM
    Hey ariani1985 your niners too depressing to hang with your own blog? We all understand…somebody has to come in last.
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    ariani1985 is known Vikings troll on this site. You’re despised by teams outside of your division too.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    And I thought she was just obsessed with the Packers. I guess she’s expanded to be a Equal Opportunity Bore.

  16. I think true Seattle fans know the real Chris Clemmons a lot better than jags fans. Won’t be surprised to see clem get some good, meaningful pt.

    That pats fan comment was kind of crazy…I usually back away from crazies ranting nonsense but in this case I just laugh at him.

    If the pats “destroyed” the Seahawks why is that viking troll so mad after last year? Fact is even with the chancellor bs and grahan, lynch and then Rawls going down for the season, the Hawks were still right at the top at the end of the season fighting in the playoffs once again. Russell straight CARRIED that team and is now set to lead for a decade.

    Back to the signing. Clem will be valued in the locker room as a leader just like he was before. He isn’t starting, he is there for depth and I think he will thrive.

    Go Hawks

  17. There is a reason he was cut by the jags. Love how these teams re-sign aged players thinking that it will all be better now that there back when it comes down to an overpaid handful of plays guy that better enjoy his last year with his boys. This is his version of the “Kobe Bryant,” fare-the-well tour.

  18. All of this talk about Clem being a detriment to his team …. he knew that as long as he played in Jacksonville he would not even get a sniff of the playoffs…. I call it being a depressed athlete realizing you’ve made a big mistake in signing with the third best team in FL.

    Then gets released, sign’s vet minimum, reunites with his old team mates and becomes another option as a situational pass-rusher along with either their 1st or 2nd draft draft pick. Nice move JS.

  19. I watched him quite often while he was here in Jacksonville.. he was owned all game by left tackles, but would flash for a play or two. His first year here he was pretty solid.. but last year he was downright worthless. He was benched for Jared Odrick and (lol) Andre Branch (who is terrible). I like Seattle.. maybe he’ll be more effective off the bench there.. since I highly doubt he’s gonna start.

  20. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Apr 1, 2016 5:09 PM
    Hmm…

    Bennett, Avril, Clemons, Frank Clark at edge rush for the Seahawks, plus they’ll add a day 2 or 3 edge guy in the draft. Sounds like 12-4 to me.
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    How many games will the refs need to throw for this 12-4 record?

  21. NH Pats…..Guilty conscience for all the B.S. your team has put the league thru for years now? One play dude, one dumb play……

  22. Just like Clemons, Malik Jackson will be back in Denver in 2 years at a much more attractive price after the Jags release him for 8 sacks in 2 years.

  23. 11 sacks in 2 years in Jacksonville. Bruce Irvin had 12 the last 2 years & the Seahawks aren’t paying him $37 million over the next 3 years.

    But you’re right. More like 13-3.
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    Clemons was a full time pass rusher in jax. Irvin was used very sparingly in the pass rush. But I’ve gotten used to educating Seattle “fans” these past 2 years so that one is free.

  24. nhpats says:
    Apr 2, 2016 8:58 AM

    osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Apr 1, 2016 5:09 PM
    Hmm…

    Bennett, Avril, Clemons, Frank Clark at edge rush for the Seahawks, plus they’ll add a day 2 or 3 edge guy in the draft. Sounds like 12-4 to me.
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    How many games will the refs need to throw for this 12-4 record?
    *******
    About equivalent to the same number balls NE had to deflate, and then later lie about after getting caught with said balls stolen from the refs locker room by NE staff, just to qualify for a SB berth.

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