RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks addressed one of their needs on the offensive line Thursday, agreeing to terms with guard/center Evan Brown on a one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the agreement.
The line of scrimmage was going to be an offseason priority for Seattle and that’s been the case in the early stages of free agency. After agreeing to deals with defensive linemen Dre’Mont Jones and Jarran Reed, the Seahawks next turned to the offensive line.
Brown started 24 games over the past two seasons with Detroit at both center and guard, both positions the Seahawks need to fill. Austin Blythe, Seattle’s starting center last season, retired after the season and starting guard Gabe Jackson was released in a salary cap move. Seattle did re-sign guard Phil Haynes, who split time with Jackson last season.
Brown also spent time with Miami, the New York Giants and Cleveland before finding a chance at consistent playing time with the Lions.