Report: Seahawks to sign safety Bradley McDougald

posted by Curtis Crabtree - 

The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly found some depth behind Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor at safety.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Seahawks are set to sign former Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Bradley McDougald to a one-year deal worth $2 million.

McDougald visited Seattle last week but left without agreeing to a deal with the team. But after a visit with the Cleveland Browns this week, McDougald elected to sign with the Seahawks.

McDougald has started 31 of the last 32 games for the Buccaneers but slots in as a backup with Seattle. McDougald had 91 tackles two interceptions and 10 passes defended last year while playing free safety for Tampa Bay. One of his two interceptions came via Russell Wilson in Seattle's game in Tampa Bay last November.

McDougald gives Seattle a veteran option at free safety and seemingly makes it clear the team is moving on from Steven Terrell as the backup to Thomas. He also provides experienced depth should Thomas or Chancellor - both recovering from surgeries - have any issues in returning to the field.


Photo Credit: TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 27:  Free safety Bradley McDougald #30 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is called for pass interference on a pass intended for wide receiver Doug Baldwin #89 of the Seattle Seahawks during the second quarter of an NFL game on November 27, 2016 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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