The Seattle Seahawks have added their fourth offensive lineman in free agency as the team is signing Chance Warmack to a new contract, per Pro Football Talk. Warmack last played for the Eagles in 2018 but is making a comeback attempt with the Seahawks. Warmack played in nine games for the Eagles in 2018 but sat out last season “to get healthy,” per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
“#Seahawks have agreed to terms on a deal with former first-round OL Chance Warmack, per his agent Ron Slavin of @SPORTSTARSNYC. He’s back in the league after taking a year to get healthy,” Garafolo detailed on Twitter.
The Seahawks are bringing in Warmack on a one-year deal, per ESPN’s Brady Henderson. As NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport noted, it is a “low-risk, high-reward” move for Seattle.
“A cool low-risk, high-reward add by the #Seahawks,” Rapoport tweeted.
The Titans Selected Warmack With the No. 10 Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft
Warmack is a former top-10 pick for the Titans, and the Seahawks are hoping they can help rejuvenate his career. Warmack spent the first three seasons of his career as a starting guard for the Titans. The lineman marks the seventh of the first 13 picks of the 2013 draft that have spent time on the Seahawks roster at some point, per The Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta.
“Warmack is the seventh of the top 13 picks in the 2013 draft who have now been members of the Seahawks. That was the year Seattle traded out of the first round as part of the Percy Harvin deal,” Condotta noted on Twitter.
After four seasons with the Titans, Warmack moved on to play two years with the Eagles. Henderson reported that Warmack has played the majority of his career at right guard.
“For what it’s worth: Warmack has played way more right guard (2,909 snaps) in his career than left guard (256), per ESPN charting,” Henderson tweeted.
Warmack Was a Standout Player at Alabama
Warmack’s NFL career has not gone exactly as planned, but it is not for a lack of talent. Warmack was a standout player under Nick Saban at Alabama as his top-10 draft status indicates.
When he is playing at a high level, Warmack’s particular strength is his run blocking. Here is how NFL.com described Warmack coming out of Tuscaloosa.
Sturdy guard with dominating strength at the point of attack and enough mobility to clear the way for Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, 2012 top five pick Trent Richardson, and probable first round pick Eddie Lacy over the last three seasons. His toughness and durability are outstanding, and he grades out as one of the elite talents in the 2013 draft, and as a probable starter day one on Sundays — and he’ll stick around for a long time.
The Seahawks Have Signed 4 Offensive Lineman So Far in Free Agency
The Seahawks are one player shy of being able to field a completely new offensive line. This does not mean each of the Seahawks’ new signings will prove to be capable of starting, but fans can expect a healthy competition on the offensive line during training camp.
The Seahawks started the offseason by signing former Steelers center B.J. Finney and followed it up by announcing two more offensive line signings the following day. Seattle also added former Jets tackle Brandon Shell followed by Jaguars’ lineman Cedric Ogbuehi.