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Saturn5
03-18-2006, 08:37 AM
The Seattle Seahawks (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=sea), who already have one of the best defensive tackle rotations in the league, have further added to the depth at the position, by reaching a contract agreement with unrestricted free agent Russell Davis (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=4698).

Davis, who visited earlier in the week with Seattle officials, is a seven-year veteran who played the last six seasons with the Arizona Cardinals (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=ari). He is coming off a 2005 season in which a torn biceps limited him to just three games, after he had missed just one game the previous four years.
The contract, ESPN.com has confirmed, is for three years but financial details were not yet available.
It was believed that when the Seahawks re-signed Rocky Bernard (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=6032) to a three-year contract earlier this week, they would no longer be interested in adding Davis to their tackle mix. But the Seahawks apprised Davis and his agent that the retention of Bernard would not preclude them from adding another tackle, and it took only two more days then to complete a deal.
Seattle already has three other veteran tackles beyond Bernard -- Chuck Darby, Marcus Tubbs (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=6782) and Craig Terrill (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=6948) -- but Davis still figures to get significant playing time. The Seattle staff rotates tackles frequently, believing it can maximize a player's productivity by minimizing his snaps. There were occasions in 2005 when the Seattle reserves logged more snaps than the starters.
Davis, 30, should be a good fit in Seattle, because he has always been a player who believes more in the team concept than individual statistics. Outside of Bernard, certainly the most active of the group, Seattle tackles tend to be more steady than spectacular. Davis, whose size (6-feet-4, 306 pounds) makes him a good nose tackle candidate, fits that mold.
A former North Carolina standout, Davis was chosen by the Chicago Bears (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=chi) in the second round of the 1999 draft. Despite making the all-rookie team, he was released by the Bears in 2000 and the Cardinals claimed him on waivers. Davis became a durable and dependable player in Arizona, starting 63 of a possible 64 games at one stretch. The biceps injury in 2005 was the most serious of his career, but is fully rehabilitated.
In 98 games, Davis has 246 tackles, 8½ sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

Boldinfan4life
03-18-2006, 08:40 AM
who cares i cant wait for milford brown to punch him right in his fat face.

card fan in ohio
03-18-2006, 08:47 AM
Davis was OK for us, but I think we will be just fine without him. Plus he is recovering from the bicep injury.

the wild cards
03-18-2006, 09:39 AM
Our run defense IMPROVED when he went out.

And where is Seattle getting all this money anyway. Do they still plan to re-sign Hutch and get Abraham and get Peterson.

Looks like they maybe using Snyder's cash over cap techniques.

37intx
03-20-2006, 06:29 AM
Davis was OK for us, but I think we will be just fine without him. Plus he is recovering from the bicep injury.

:iagree:

kjbad
03-20-2006, 06:31 AM
Our problem has never been starter talent, it has been lack of quality depth. Davis was never starting NT material, but we would be foolish to think that his absence won't affect us - especially if we have more injuries on the defensive side of the ball.

82CardsGrad
03-20-2006, 06:51 AM
Our problem has never been starter talent, it has been lack of quality depth. Davis was never starting NT material, but we would be foolish to think that his absence won't affect us - especially if we have more injuries on the defensive side of the ball.


Could we once again be banking on Kenny King?? :d'oh:

37intx
03-20-2006, 07:35 AM
I think we are banking on the white fox... :oops:

PiercingCard77
03-20-2006, 08:40 AM
Our problem has never been starter talent, it has been lack of quality depth. Davis was never starting NT material, but we would be foolish to think that his absence won't affect us - especially if we have more injuries on the defensive side of the ball.

:iagree:

gb1
03-20-2006, 10:55 AM
Our run defense IMPROVED when he went out.

And where is Seattle getting all this money anyway. Do they still plan to re-sign Hutch and get Abraham and get Peterson.

Looks like they maybe using Snyder's cash over cap techniques.


Your **** the run defense hasnt improved in years....Look at the film we were much better up front with Russell.

AussieCardinal
03-22-2006, 01:52 AM
lol Big deal