B.J. Finney agrees to 2-year deal with Seahawks
According to a Tuesday evening report from Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Seattle Seahawks have added another offensive lineman to the mix. After losing out on the services of starting offensive tackle George Fant to free agency and ultimately the New York Jets on Monday evening, the Seahawks have now reportedly signed former Pittsburgh Steelers interior offensive lineman B.J. Finney.
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Pelissero is currently reporting that Finney’s free agent pact with the Seahawks is a two-year deal worth a total of $8 million.
Possessing the ability to play both guard and center, Finney now gives the Seahawks some versatility along the team’s offensive front. While the Seahawks’ primary responsibility on offense is to protect franchise quarterback Russell Wilson at all costs, the addition of Finney will certainly aid such a notion going forward.
Prior to landing with the Seahawks via free agency, Finney notably spent his entire professional playing career as a member of the aforementioned Steelers. He originally broke into the NFL ranks with the Pittsburgh back in 2015 after an outstanding collegiate tenure at Kansas State University.
Unfortunately for Seattle, though, every single team in the NFC West division should be more than competitive in 2020-21. With the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers winning back-to-back NFC Championships, respectively, the Arizona Cardinals have upgraded the team’s roster in a big wayby managing to acquire former Houston Texans Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a trade.
Despite playing in the league’s toughest division, the Seahawks did reach the postseason as a NFC wild card team in 2019-20.