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Seahawks Re-Sign Key Special Teams Contributor

Larry Rupp
The Seattle Seahawks re-signed a key special teams contributor in Nick Bellore.
The Seattle Seahawks re-signed a key special teams contributor in Nick Bellore. / Steven Ryan/Getty Images

It has been an up-and-down offseason for the Seattle Seahawks, as they are set to lose starter Chris Carson to free agency and have rumors continuing to surround quarterback Russell Wilson. However, the team has a job to do and that is to put the best players they can out on the field.

In an underrated move, Seattle re-signed key special teams contributor Nick Bellore. Bellore has been in the NFL since 2011 and spent the last two seasons with the Seahawks. He had 14 tackles and a fumble recovery last season while also playing a handful of snaps at fullback.

Bellore played in 65% of the special teams snaps last season on his way to making the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. His leadership and experience was a major reason the Seahawks' specials teams improved so much from 2020 to 2021.

Being able to go downfield and cover both punts and kicks is a forgotten talent in today's NFL. Bellore is amongst the NFL leaders in special team tackles the last few seasons and also is able to block when the Seahawks have to punt of kickoff. Simply put, he does it all on special teams.

Plus, Bellore acts as an insurance policy if the linebacker core suffers a few injuries given he played that position to start out his career. In an offseason full of rumors and speculation regarding this Seahawks team, it is great to see them reward one of their standout players.

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