Seahawks Sign Oday Aboushi & Arthur Brown, With Two More Visiting
The Seahawks stayed busy on Friday with two more deals penned. Former Jets & Texans lineman Oday Aboushi joining the team along with Arthur Brown also joining.
Aboushi was a 5th round pick in 2013 from Virginia for the Jets. Over two years in New Jersey he started 10 games. All of them coming in 2014. He was a popular figure to Jets fans and was seen as a possible long-term guard for the Jets offensive line. But his release came in 2015 after the Jets signed former Seahawk James Carpenter.
He moved to Houston following his release. Over two years on the Texans squad he started 8 games and, again played well during his opportunites.
His signing in Seattle makes sense in the ‘low cost veteran’ the team appear to be eyeing for offensive line depth this off-season. The Palestinian-born Aboushi follows Luke Joeckel joining the ranks this free agency period. His experience in the league, albeit limited, on the interior can only be a boost to the younger guys in the building already. Versatility also strikes again, a common thread of Seahawk/Tom Cable linemen.
Elsewhere the Seahawks signed Arthur Brown. The former Ravens 2nd round pick was a reported visit yesterday and he immediately adds depth. Both to the linebacker depth and on special teams.
The team lost Brock Coyle earlier in the week, Brown immediately steps into his spot.
The two moves are not the end of the Seahawks moves it would appear. Former Broncos and Jets linemen Ryan Clady on his way for a visit. Clady had his option declined in New York and became a free agent a few weeks ago. Any deal would be something to watch with cost and length with Clady coming off of a torn rotator cuff in 2016.
Lastly former Ravens wide receiver Kamar Aiken is set to visit on Monday. Aiken was a solid contributor in 2015. A year with 75 catches and 955 yards. But in 2016 as the Ravens offense was up and down, his production fell off and saw him allowed to walk free. His possible signing would see him fit into the room with Tyler Lockett’s season status up in the air. Lockett’s recovery from the nasty broken leg sees Aiken a fit, especially in the return game.
As ever with the Seahawks under this front office, the second week of free agency is where they set to work, this year appears no different.