Seahawks Sign J’Marcus Webb

6:07pm: The Seahawks officially announced the signing, as Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times tweets.

2:38pm: Webb’s deal with the Seahawks will be a two-year pact worth $6.25MM, featuring $2.5MM in guarantees, per Ian Rapoport of (via Twitter).

8:50am: The Seahawks have agreed to terms on a contract with offensive lineman J’Marcus Webb, reports Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports (Twitter link). Terms of the agreement aren’t yet known.J'Marcus Webb

Webb, 27, started his career as a Bear after being selected in the seventh round of the 2010 draft. After earning 44 regular-season starts in three seasons for Chicago, the veteran lineman joined the Vikings as a backup for two years, then spent 2015 in Oakland.

Webb turned out to be a valuable piece for the Raiders last season, spending time at both right guard and right tackle. He was one of the few players in the NFL to appear in 100% of his team’s offensive snaps, so Oakland will have a hole to fill on its offensive line in 2016 — the team, of course, has brought in free agent signee Kelechi Osemele, though Osemele seems likely to play on the left side rather than the right.

In Seattle, meanwhile, Webb looks like a good bet to compete for the starting job at right guard. Russell Okung is a free agent at left tackle, and Garry Gilliam has just one year of starting experience at right tackle, so there are other scenarios the Seahawks could explore, but Webb saw most of his playing time in 2015 at right guard.

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  1. Rory Parks

    Certainly a better guard than tackle, and maybe I’m just underestimating his abilities, but I’m sort of surprised to see him continuing to get contracts in this league. He certainly shouldn’t be relied on to be anything more than a backup, but as Luke points out, it looks like Seattle may be viewing him as a starter. The terms of the contract will presumably shed some more light on that.

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