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2018 NFL Free Agency News: Brian Cushing Visiting Seattle

As Uprooted Texan put it, he’s drawn to that giant needle.

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The Seattle Seahawks are changing their entire roster. It’s been leaked that Richard Sherman is on his way out, Earl Thomas has been in trade rumors going back to last season, Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril may retire from football, and Michael Bennett was officially traded today to the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles.

With these trades, it’s apparent Seattle is looking to move on from an aging, injured, and expensive defense that was mediocre last year. They want to free up cap space to get younger, faster, and to build around 29 year old Russell ‘I can’t break tackles and take on big hits and avoid sacks forever’ Wilson instead. I’m imagining him with time to throw and it rules.

Although I just wrote that and you just read this, the Seahawks are still bringing in the recently released Brian Cushing for a visit today.

This partly goes against what I said. Cushing is not fast and he is too slow to cover running backs or tight ends, but he is cheaper. Cushing is a serviceable inside linebacker for any team looking for help against the run game. Who knows where Cushing will end up, but Seattle is his first stop.

It just doesn’t seem real until you see them with someone else.