Rumor: Eagles showing interest in longtime Seahawks linebacker
The Eric Wilson signing will help the Eagles’ defense over the middle, but they could still use some more help at linebacker. According to recent reports, former Seahawks linebacker KJ Wright has garnered interest from the Colts, Dolphins, Rams, Packers, and Eagles.
The 31-year-old has spent his entire career with Seattle and has adapted his game well, moving from the “WILL” to the “SAM” linebacker position. Wright put together a strong season for the Seahawks in 2020:
- 86 total tackles (11 for loss)
- 10 passes defended
- 2 sacks
- One INT
- 2 forced fumbles (one recovery)
With Seattle drafting Jordyn Brooks in the first round of the 2020 draft, Wright doesn’t appear to be in the team’s plans moving forward. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was asked about possibly bringing Wright back, and he indicated that the team has no future moves planned at this time:
“The door is still open for players. We’re still working on figuring out the roster and how it’s going to go. But K.J. is OK at this point, he’s doing fine, and if we get a chance to call on him, we’ll go after it and see if we can put something together.”
The Eagles allowed 79 catches for 834 yards and 9 TDs to opposing tight ends last season. They rectified some of that problem by parting ways with Nate Gerry, and adding a veteran in KJ Wright would be beneficial for the development of TJ Edwards and Alex Singleton.
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