Seahawks Hosting USFL Star for Workout

Devon Platana
The Seattle Seahawks are hosting a USFL star for a workout this week.
The Seattle Seahawks are hosting a USFL star for a workout this week. / AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

The next big step in the Seattle Seahawks' post-Russell Wilson era takes place on Tuesday when the team's rookies and veterans report to training camp. While fans have a good idea of who's attending camp, it looks like a UFSL star could be in attendance too if an upcoming workout goes as planned.

Pro Football Network's Aaron Wilson is reporting that the Seahawks will host defensive end Adam Rodriguez for a workout this week. The talented pass-rusher spent last year with the Philadelphia Stars after being a second-round pick in the USFL Draft.

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Rodriguez was a noticeable presence more often than not with the Stars, recording 40 total tackles while finishing with the second-most sacks (9.0) in the league. Granted, there are various differences between the USFL and NFL, but Rodriguez's play showed that he should still have some sort of impact.

The Springville, UT native also played 52 college football games with the Weber State Wildcats between 2016 and 2019, racking up 199 total tackles and 22 sacks while earning All-American honors twice.

The Seahawks pass rush was among the worst last year, finishing the 2021 NFL season with only 34 sacks — tied with the Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants for the ninth-worst total. Assuming Rodriguez has a strong workout, he's certainly a player who can add some pop to Seattle's defense.

Seahawks Super Bowl Odds

Though he's a promising player, Rodriguez isn't enough to completely turn the Seahawks' fortunes around. For now, Seattle has +13000 odds to win Super Bowl LVII, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, which ranks fourth-worst across the NFL.

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