The Seattle Seahawks signed veteran defensive lineman Mario Edwards on Monday, continuing their offseason makeover on the defensive side of the ball.
RENTON, Wash. – RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Tue Seattle Seahawks signed veteran defensive lineman Mario Edwards on Monday, continuing his off-season makeover on the defensive side of the ball.
Edwards, a former Raiders second-round pick in 2015, has previously played for five teams. He spent last season with Tennessee, where he played 13 games and started seven.
Edwards also played for Oakland, New Orleans, Chicago and the New York Giants throughout his career, playing in 99 games from 32 starts. Edwards reached an agreement with Seattle last week but didn’t sign his contract until Monday.
“I’m really excited about this because I thought a few months ago when we started free agency I saw something in Mario that he could help us with,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said during Rookie last weekend -Minicamps before the deal was closed. “He’s versatile, he played the end. He got up. He had his hand on the floor. He was inside as a 3 technician. He played all along the line, which I really like.”
Seattle also signed nose tackle Forrest Merrill, who played four games for the Los Angeles Chargers in 2021 before playing as an injured reserve last season.
The signings complement an offseason that saw the Seattle defensive line sign Dre’Mont Jones and Jarran Reed from free agency and added Mike Morris, Cameron Young and Derick Hall in the draft.