January 8, 2013 at 7:08 PM
Seahawks to sign DE Patrick Chukwurah
Seattle will sign defensive end Patrick Chukwurah, who hasn’t played in an NFL regular-season game since 2007.
Just don’t say they’re signing him off the couch. This is a 250-pound personal trainer with less than 5 percent body fat, someone who is a special-teams standout and pass-rushing specialist who was in the UFL the past two season.
On Wednesday, the Seahawks will add him to the roster in an effort to regroup from the loss of Chris Clemons, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in the second half of Sunday’s game at Washington.
The fact that Seattle signed Chukwurah when there were other players like Ray Edwards and Aaron Maybin available tells you the Seahawks thinks there’s a chance he could make an impact in a very limited role. Bruce Irvin will start in Clemons’ spot with rookie Greg Scruggs and potentially Chukwurah working as the backup pass-rushing defensive end.