Seahawks Agree to 2-year Deal With J’Marcus Webb
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks continued to address their offensive line by agreeing Tuesday to a $6.25 million, two-year contract with J'Marcus Webb.
The team announced the signing after Webb posted pictures from the Seahawks facility on social media and his representatives confirmed the deal. The Seahawks' release listed Webb as a tackle.
Webb started all 16 games last season for Oakland as a guard, but has played tackle in the past and could be an option for Seattle at that position depending on what happens with free agent Russell Okung.
Webb started his career with three seasons in Chicago. He was with Minnesota for the 2013 and 2014 seasons before going to Oakland last season and starting every game for the first time since 2012.
His versatility to play both guard and tackle is important for Seattle as it retools its offensive line with the uncertainty around Okung's future and with guard J.R. Sweezy signing in Tampa Bay. Both Justin Britt and Garry Gilliam have played right tackle the past two seasons for Seattle, but Britt transitioned to left guard this past season and Gilliam's athleticism could make him an option at left tackle if Okung does not return.