Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Seahawks looking at more depth on line
By Mike Sando
The Seattle Seahawks continue to churn their roster as they seek to upgrade their depth.
Defensive tackle Amon Gordon has bounced around the NFL without finding a long-term home. The Seahawks, banged up on their defensive line after the exhibition opener, brought in Gordon for a physical Wednesday and they could sign him if Gordon checks out physically. Gordon's size, 6-foot-2 and 305 pounds, suggests he could join the group of players lining up at defensive end if the Seahawks signed him.
Gordon is 28 and grew up in the Seattle area before playing at Stanford. The Cleveland Browns made him a fourth-round pick in 2004. Gordon has played in 13 regular-season games, including two with the Tennessee Titans last season.
The Seahawks already added Gordon's former Tennessee teammate, Kevin Vickerson, to their defensive line. They acquired 2008 first-round choice Kentwan Balmer from the San Francisco 49ers earlier this week. They converted defensive tackle Red Bryant into a two-gap defensive end. They've taken a similar approach to the rest of their roster, acquiring Leon Washington, despite a career-threatening leg injury, and signing once-promising prospects such as receivers Reggie Williams, since released, and Mike Williams.
Gordon may or may not find a role, but at the very least, he could help Seattle get through the short term.