With both of their starting defensive ends battling injuries, the Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to host veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney for a visit and physical on Tuesday.
Former Falcons pass rusher Dwight Freeney scheduled to meet with and take physical Tuesday for Seahawks, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 24, 2017
Per source: Dwight Freeney in town as we speak.
— Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) October 24, 2017
Seattle desperately needs to bolster its pass rush with Cliff Avril on Injured Reserve for at least seven more games as he recovers from a severe neck injury he suffered in Week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts, and Michael Bennett battling a plantar fascia injury in his foot.
Freeney, who entered the league as a first-round pick from Syracuse, spent the first 11 years of his NFL career (2002-2012) with the Indianapolis Colts, where he earned Pro Bowl honors seven times, All-Pro honors four times, and played a key role in the team’s run to the Super Bowl XLI title.
After leaving Indianapolis, Freeney played two seasons for the San Diego Chargers (2013-14), one season for the Arizona Cardinals (2015), and in 15 games for the Atlanta Falcons in 2016.
With 122 1/2 career sacks Freeney is likely a shoe-in for eventual induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.