This isn’t the first time the defensive end position has made news this week for the Seahawks. The reigning NFC champions were previously connected to a pair of free agent ends – Greg Hardy, who ultimately signed with the Cowboys, and Chris Canty, who re-signed with Baltimore. Further, there was talk that one of the Seahawks’ own, Michael Bennett, wanted out of Seattle. The Seahawks subsequently shot down the notion that Bennett was seeking a trade, but that isn’t precluding them from trying to beef up their D-line.
Wilson, who will turn 28 later this month, spent 2014 with the Raiders and accrued 23 tackles and two sacks in 16 games (seven starts). Pro Football Focus (subscription required) ranked Wilson 27th out of 57 qualifying 4-3 defensive ends for his work. The five-year veteran entered the league as a seventh-round pick of the Packers in 2010 and spent his first four seasons in Green Bay, with which he appeared in 50 games and made 11 starts.