Seattle Seahawks rumors reveal that the team has agreed to sign Dwight Freeney to a one-year contract. The veteran defensive end was still a free agent and the Seahawks decided to offer Freeney a deal to finish out the 2017 NFL season in Seattle. Exact details of the contract haven’t been revealed yet, but he should be available to play against the Houston Texans on Sunday (Oct. 29).

The move to sign Freeney was to add depth to the roster, as the Seahawks are going to be without Cliff Avril for the rest of the regular season.

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Avril had to be placed on injured reserve last week with a neck injury, which might have even brought an end to his NFL career. None of the injury updates for Avril have been positive, suggesting Seahawks fans may have seen him on the field for the last time.

What can Freeney provide for the Seahawks defense?

A report by the Seattle Seahawks first announced the signing late On Tuesday (Oct. 24) and then Dwight Freeney confirmed it on his Twitter account. He left a simple quote for fans, stating that it’s “Time to get loud, 12s.” It certainly could be, especially if the patented spin move that Freeney has crafted over his 15-year NFL career ends up making an appearance right before a sack at CenturyLink Field.

Freeney was with the Indianapolis Colts for 11 seasons, the San Diego Chargers for two, one with the Arizona Cardinals, and then last year with the Atlanta Falcons. He even posted a sack on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the 2017 Super Bowl. That was his 11th career sack in the postseason alone. During the regular season, the All-Pro defensive end has racked up 122.5 sacks and 47 forced fumbles.

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The Seahawks prepare for Week 8

The Seattle Seahawks are going up against the Houston Texans and rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson on Sunday (Oct. 29). One of the reasons for signing Dwight Freeney is to give the team an added pass-rusher, allowing for more frequent substitutions on defense. Frank Clark will continue to start in the role vacated by Avril, with Freeney, Marcus Smith, and Brandon Jackson providing the line some depth off the bench. The Seahawks having fresh legs to chase after Watson could be extremely important for the defense.

After escaping with a 24-7 win over the New York Giants in Week 7, the Seahawks look to put another game in the win column at home. The Los Angeles Rams are on a bye week, so beating the Texans would put the Seahawks in first place in the Nfc West due to the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Seahawks beat the Rams back in Week 5, securing a really important divisional win that could prove important down the stretch. Before worrying about the rematch, though, the Seahawks have to take care of business against the Texans in Week 8.