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Insider Names Top Seahawks Trade Target After Missing Out on Robert Quinn

Adam Taylor McKillop
An NFL insider named the top Seattle Seahawks trade target after missing out on Robert Quinn.
An NFL insider named the top Seattle Seahawks trade target after missing out on Robert Quinn. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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After trading away Russell Wilson in the offseason, the Seattle Seahawks were supposed to be in for a long year. Instead, the team is 4-3 heading into Week 8 and positioned as "sleeper buyers" ahead of the trade deadline.

Seattle's defense has a number of holes, notably a unit that allows the seventh-most passing yards and most rushing yards in football. But, NFL insider Bill Barnwell explained that defensive end Robert Quinn could have been a possible solution for those problems.

The Eagles won the Quinn sweepstakes, but Barnwell still thinks the Seahawks may target a veteran defensive end before Tuesday's deadline.

Barnwell calls Houston Texans Jerry Hughes a " less expensive veteran option" to address these needs.

Hughes has appeared in six games for the Texans this season after a lengthy nine-year stay with the Buffalo Bills. The former first round draft pick has picked up 12 combined tackles, 1 interception, and a team-leading 4.0 sacks during his brief tenure in Houston.

Barnwell indicated the Seahawks may want to look at multiple Texans defenders. Desmond King II is a potential fit if head coach Pete Carroll wants to "upgrade on rookie slot corner Coby Bryant."

It'll be interesting if the Seahawks remain quiet at the deadline, or can pull off a few under-the-radar moves to help improve the roster. The NFC West is wide open and Seattle holds +500 odds to win the division on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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