Brandon Mebane posts farewell after leaving Seahawks for Chargers

Mar 11, 2016, 2:21 PM | Updated: 2:22 pm
...

Defensive tackle Brandon Mebane was the longest-tenured Seahawk before his nine-season run in Seattle came to an end earlier this week when he signed with San Diego.

On Friday, Mebane posted to Instagram a picture of him signing his contract with the Chargers as well as a heartfelt farewell message in which he thanked the Seahawks and their fans.

The highlight: “I gave my blood, sweat, & belly rolls to Seattle for 9 seasons and now it’s time for my family to embark on a new journey.”

Let me start by saying thank you to all the #12s for your continuous support of my career. The city of Seattle was great to my family. I want to thank the Seahawks organization for giving me an opportunity to prove myself and believing in my talent. I will never forget our dominant run to Super Bowl 48 and 49. I feel blessed to know I was a contributing member on one the greatest defenses football has ever seen, but even more so thankful for my brothers in the locker room. Our prayers have become one, our families have become close, and I've made lifelong friends. I wish you all much success and I know all those double and triple-teams were worth it. I gave my blood, sweat, & belly rolls to Seattle for 9 seasons and now it's time for my family to embark on a new journey. I'll miss the fans, I'll miss my teammates and mentors. I became a husband and a father during my tenure in the PNW. Thank you for the love and support! I'm looking forward to playing with the #Chargers. #BoltUp #BellyRoll #TeamMebane. God Bless -Brandon

A photo posted by Brandon Mebane (@bmebane92) on

Brady Henderson

Rees Odhiambo, a 2016 third-round pick, will compete with Matt Tobin to start at left tackle. (AP)...
Brady Henderson

Tom Cable: Rees Odhiambo, Matt Tobin are Seahawks’ preferred LT options

Tom Cable brought a bit of clarity to the Seahawks' plans at left tackle in the wake of George Fant's season-ending knee injury, saying Tuesday that Rees Odhiambo and newcomer Matt Tobin are the top two options.
5 years ago
Left tackle George Fant suffered an injury in the first half of Friday's preseason game. (AP)...
Brady Henderson

Seahawks injury updates: George Fant set for surgery, K.J. Wright returns

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday that left tackle George Fant is expected to be back by next season from the knee injury that will sideline him in 2017.
5 years ago
Matt Tobin, 27, started 21 games over seasons with the Eagles. (AP)...
Brady Henderson

Seahawks acquire OL Matt Tobin in trade with Eagles

The Seahawks have acquired offensive tackle Matt Tobin in a trade with the Eagles, making another move to shore up their offensive line after losing left tackle George Fant for the season.
5 years ago
Luke Joeckel played left tackle for his first three NFL seasons. (AP)...
Brady Henderson

Luke Joeckel? Rees Odhiambo? A look at the Seahawks’ LT options with George Fant out for the season

The Seahawks need a new plan at left tackle with George Fant out for the season. Moving Luke Joeckel there is one option, writes Brady Henderson.
5 years ago
Michael Bennett on Justin Britt standing by his side during the national anthem Friday night: “I ...
Brady Henderson

Justin Britt stands by Michael Bennett during national anthem: ‘A very emotional moment’

Seahawks center Justin Britt showed his support for teammate Michael Bennett Friday night, standing by him as Bennett remained seated during the national anthem.
5 years ago
Left tackle George Fant suffered an injury in the first half of Friday's preseason game. (AP)...
Brady Henderson

Seahawks’ George Fant needs ACL surgery, likely out for season

The Seahawks' offensive line was dealt a massive blow with left tackle George Fant suffering a knee injury Friday night that will likely keep him out all season.
5 years ago
Brandon Mebane posts farewell after leaving Seahawks for Chargers