A busy day in Seattle just got even busier.
After spending the entirety of his nine-year playing career with the Houston Texans, free agent LB Brian Cushing is set to meet with the Seattle Seahawks, this according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapport.
The former 15th overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft, Cushing excelled after concluding his college career at USC, being named to both the Pro Bowl and as the 2009 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.
While Seattle is looking at multiple ways to revamp a defense which had been amongst the top 15 in each of the last five years, Cushing doesn't come without question marks both on and off the field.
Since entering the league, the linebacker has sustained multiple season ending injuries, including both an ACL tear and a broken fibula, this in addition to two separate suspensions handed down by Roger Goodell after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.
Pete Carroll was Cushing’s head coach at USC. https://t.co/kigazj2TTG— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) March 7, 2018
The Seahawks have already began to shake up their defense, which helped bring a Super Bowl title to the northwest back in 2013, and following the trade of Pro-Bowl DE Michael Bennett, the team appears ready to explore other salary cap shedding measures such as trading or releasing players such as Chris Avril, Richard Sherman, and Kam Chancellor.
Things are just getting started in Seattle.