Report: Everson Griffen interested in the Seahawks

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A report a couple of weeks ago indicated the Seahawks may have interest in defensive end Everson Griffen. Now comes word the feeling is mutual.

Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that Griffen “definitely has interest” in signing with the Seahawks.

Griffen has a connection with the Seahawks, having played for coach Pete Carroll at USC.

Griffen likely won’t sign until Jadeveon Clowney does, Tomasson adds.

If Clowney returns to Seattle, Griffen is expected to go elsewhere. But if Clowney doesn’t re-sign with the Seahawks, then Griffen could head west.

Clowney’s offseason surgery to repair a core muscle complicates things as team doctors are unable to conduct physicals on free agents because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent days, a report in the Seattle Times wondered whether Clowney might wait until training camp to sign a new deal.

Either way, it seems likely the Seahawks land either Clowney or Griffen. Clowney is ranked third on PFT’s list of top 25 remaining free agents and Griffen is sixth.

12 responses to “Report: Everson Griffen interested in the Seahawks

  1. Makes complete sense, although I bet the Hawks prefer Clowney if his price comes down.

  2. Come on Seattle, get Griffin and let Clowney do his hustle. His best behavior last season worked out ok but that was the honeymoon stage along with him being offered 5 million less than he thinks he’s worth a year won’t make for a happy partnership.

  3. Clowney was already offered deal by Seahawks. With notice of other’s interest, he might not wait to get a better offer. If he wasn’t feeling pressure before, he is now.

  4. I hope Everson winds up in a good place. One of the great characters in the game.

  5. Sign them both. Boost the O-line in the draft, add in some depth to the RB room and say hello to a 1st round bye!

  6. I hope the Seahawks resign Clowney, dude has to be one of the most over rated pass rushers in the history of the league. Clowney had like 3.0 sacks last season and has yet to have double digit sacks in a season and he is asking for $20M per season? A team would be insane to pay that especially with Clowney’s injury history and bad knee, the $18.5M SEA has already offered is way to much for Clowney.

    Even if SEA manages to sign either Griffen or Clowney they still are going to badly struggle to rush the passer next season as the Hawks have no other decent pass rushers on that roster and at LB Wagner is has lost a step with age and KJ Wright’s knees are shot causing him to drastically decline. If i’m Arizona’s GM Steve Keim w/ AZ set to have over $150M in cap space next season i’d go ahead an extend Patrick Peterson freeing up more cap space this year and go out and sign Everson Griffen to pair up with Chandler Jones and Devon Kennard just to spite the Hawks, pick Griffen up on a 2YR deal giving them 3 different pass rushers capable of 10+ sacks.

  7. Griff should come back to the Vikings. I’d say a 2 year, $12 mil deal could be in line. 8 sacks last year? Solid, but not top dollar worth.

  8. Griffen going back to the Vikings is still a possibility. If Seattle wants him they are wasting time.

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