Reports: Seahawks meeting with Jason Hatcher
Mar 11, 2014, 7:00 PM | Updated: 7:05 pm
By Brady Henderson
The Seahawks lost a pass-rushing defensive tackle within the first hour of free agency when Clinton McDonald agreed to terms with Tampa Bay. They’ve apparently identified a potential replacement.
Former Cowboy Jason Hatcher is reportedly meeting with Seattle Tuesday.
Acording to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News, it’s the first of five free-agent visits Hatcher has scheduled. That sizable market is understandable given his career-best 2013 season. It included his first career Pro-Bowl selection and 11 sacks, which is a considerable amount for a defensive tackle.
Hatcher, 31, was a third-round pick by the Cowboys in 2006. He was a backup during his first five seasons and has 19.5 sacks since becoming a starter in 2011.
Listed at 6-foot-6 and 299 pounds, Hatcher has also played some defensive end during his eight seasons in Dallas. Seattle has an opening at that position as well after releasing Red Bryant.
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