Report: Seahawks strike deal with LB Erik Walden

The 10-year NFL veteran last played for the Titans in 2017 and worked out for the Seahawks earlier this month.

Seeking additional pass rushing reinforcements, the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with veteran linebacker Erik Walden.

Adam Schefter of ESPN initially reported the news, as he was informed of the signing by Walden's agents Michael and Jason Katz. The Seahawks, who worked Walden out earlier this month, have yet to confirm the report or announce a corresponding roster move.

Walden, 32, has played for the Chiefs, Dolphins, Packers, Colts, and most recently the Titans during his 10-year NFL career. In his lone season with Tennessee, he appeared in all 16 games, recording 36 combined tackles and 4.0 sacks in primarily a reserve role. He enjoyed a career year with Indianapolis in 2016, nearly doubling his previous career-high by breaking through with 11.0 sacks.

In 145 career games, Walden has accumulated 356 total tackles, 36.0 sacks, and two interceptions.

Though listed as a linebacker, the Seahawks will likely try to use Walden as a rotational edge rusher. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound veteran has spent the bulk of his career playing as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defensive scheme, but with Seattle, he could compete for snaps against rookies Rasheem Green and Jacob Martin at the LEO defensive end spot given his recent success chasing down opposing quarterbacks.

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