LB Clemons Out, ‘Hawks To Sign Chukwurah
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and company make an unexpected move with the loss of their linebacker Chris Clemons. Clemons suffered a torn ACL and meniscus during their playoff win in Washington.
Seattle is expected to sign defensive end Patrick Chukwurah to fill the void with the loss of Clemons. Chukwurah worked out for the team Tuesday along with Ray Edwards, Aaron Maybin, and C.J. Laboy.
The last time Chukwurah saw the NFL stage was in 2008 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played in the UFL for 2 seasons with the Florida Tuskers, leading the league in sacks each year. His most notable season to date was in 2006 with the Denver Broncos when he had 25 tackles along with 4.5 sacks in 14 games. Rapoport reports that Chukwurah has been working as a physical trainer.
Seattle’s defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and defensive line coach Todd Wash may have had some input in the move. Bradley was the linebackers coach during Chukwurah’s time in Tampa, and Todd Wash was the defensive line coach there in 2008.
Bruce Irvin is likely to step into Clemon’s role while Chukwurah and others rotate as well.
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