The Seattle Seahawks have the NFL’s best safety duo in Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor, and they are likely the best individual FS and SS in the game respectively. But the Seahawks could make their safety group even better by signing a strong third safety, as the National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson reported last night that the Seahawks hosted former Pittsburgh Steelers long-time starting free safety Ryan Clark on a free agent visit.
Clark was replaced by former Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell in the offseason, as the Steelers signed the hard-hitting 2013 breakout player to a significant deal after he received major interest on the open market. While Clark is coming off of a very disappointing 2013 season, he would be a very nice backup safety for the Seahawks and would figure to be a nice strong safety in a pinch. He would allow the Seahawks to go to some tough three-safety looks, and both he and Chancellor could roam around and create havoc in those sets.
The 34-year-old has also received interest from the Washington Redskins, New York Jets, and Baltimore Ravens, but his market has been predictably slow due to his age and poor performance last season. He’s still a plus player with plenty of experience, and the Seahawks could very well be the favorites to scoop him up.