Thursday, August 5, 2010
Quinn Pitcock and other Seattle options
By Mike Sando
The Seahawks' contract agreement with former Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Quinn Pitcock comes shortly after Indy released Pitcock from its reserve/did not report list. The Colts no longer hold rights to Pitcock, freeing him to revive his career elsewhere.
Taking a chance on Pitcock cannot hurt. He was a third-round draft choice in 2007, suffered injury problems and retired somewhat mysteriously after one NFL season.
If the Seahawks are interested in Pitcock, why not see whether former Buffalo Bills defensive end Aaron Schobel might want to change schemes and locations? Schobel did not report to the Bills, who eventually waived him. Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com makes a strong case for the New England Patriots considering Schobel. Seattle could use pass-rush help, obviously, and Schobel did have 10 sacks last season. I'd be interested in hearing Pete Carroll's take on the potential fit.