Shane Ray visiting Seahawks on Friday

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After the draft came to an end last weekend, the Seahawks said they were still in the market for pass rushers after trading Frank Clark and they’ll meet with a possible addition to the roster on Friday.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the team will have linebacker Shane Ray in for a visit. They met with free agent defensive end Ziggy Ansah earlier this week.

The Broncos made Ray the 23rd overall pick of the 2015 draft, but opted not to exercise their fifth-year option on his contract. He had 12 sacks in 30 games over his first two seasons, but wrist injuries limited him to 19 appearances the last two seasons and the arrival of Bradley Chubb in the 2018 draft put the writing on the wall for Ray in Denver.

Ray also visited with the Colts in March and the Raiders in April, but it doesn’t appear that much is happening on either of those fronts.

8 responses to “Shane Ray visiting Seahawks on Friday

  1. Trust in the front office to pick up a player who best fits the Seahawk’s scheme. Maybe Suh will be looked at next, with the ultimate offer coming after the 7th (comp date calculator).

  2. Shane Ray: today’s reminder of why not to get excited about draft picks until a couple years in.

    Players get ridiculously overhyped by Kiper/McShay/blogger (“I LOVE this guy. Has [insert perennial pro-bowl player] written all over him. Double-digit sacks per season for the next 10-12 years, easy. Will be the heart and soul of this defense for years to come. Mark my words.”). 2-3 years later, you realize that you forgot the player was still in the league.

  3. fmc651 says:
    May 3, 2019 at 12:37 am
    Are the Seahawks hurting that bad because of Russ’s contract?
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    They’re currently approximately at $26 million in cap space. If Baldwin retires, that’s another $7 million in cap space. If Mingo gets cut, that’s another $4 million. So they’re looking at around $37 million to sign Ansah and probably another defensive lineman easily with money left over to extend Wagner or Reed. I’d prefer to extend Wagner and let Reed play hungry again with the potential to tag him next year…and/or go defensive line with the 3 picks they have in the first two rounds in next year’s draft. Of the teams that are currently in the market for free agent defensive linemen come May 7th, the Seahawks are well positioned to cherry pick whoever they want.

  4. kamthechancellor says:
    May 3, 2019 at 9:16 am
    fmc651 says:
    May 3, 2019 at 12:37 am
    Are the Seahawks hurting that bad because of Russ’s contract?
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    They’re currently approximately at $26 million in cap space. If Baldwin retires, that’s another $7 million in cap space. If Mingo gets cut, that’s another $4 million. So they’re looking at around $37 million to sign Ansah and probably another defensive lineman easily with money left over to extend Wagner or Reed. I’d prefer to extend Wagner and let Reed play hungry again with the potential to tag him next year…and/or go defensive line with the 3 picks they have in the first two rounds in next year’s draft. Of the teams that are currently in the market for free agent defensive linemen come May 7th, the Seahawks are well positioned to cherry pick whoever they want.
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    Don’t drop all this truth on him man! It’s WAY easier to just assume the Hawks are in cap hell because Russ got paid!

  5. Contract extensions rarely have much affect on the current year. This is a “bye” year for the wilson contract. It’s next season that will be the crate the tough decisions.

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