That which has been promised is delivered. According to the NFL Network’s Albert Breer, former Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons has signed a four-year deal with the Jacksonville Seaguars.
Clemons will sign a four-year deal with the Jaguars.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 13, 2014
Seaguars head coach Gus Bradley was the Seahawks defensive coordinator from 2009 to 2012 and is intent on picking up as many of his old defenders as possible. In addition to signing Red Bryant and Clemons, they have had talks with Walter Thurmond as well.
While the two teams employed similar defensive schemes, the results could not have been more different in 2013.
Seattle gave up the fewest points and passing yards per game, whereas Jacksonville gave up 247.6 per game, 26th in the league. They were even worse at defending the rush: 131.8 for 29th. Their new defensive line will definitely help turn those numbers around.
There are still several more Seahawks defensive free agents and at this rate it looks like the Seaguars are going to get them all. At this time there is no word as to whether or not they will import fans, logos and merchandise.