Reports: Free-agent NT Letroy Guion visited Seahawks
The Seahawks are apparently looking to add another nose tackle, reportedly bringing in free agent Letroy Guion for a visit after sinning Ahtyba Rubin last week.
Guion’s visit was first reported by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network and also by ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky, who stated that the visit was set up earlier this week once Guion’s criminal case for possession of marijuana and a gun was resolved with a plea agreement.
Guion, 27, is coming off what was statistically his best season. He started all 16 games and posted career highs in tackles with 32 and sacks with 3.5 sacks while playing on a one-year, $1 million deal. Guion had spent his first six seasons in Minnesota, which drafted him in the fifth round in 2008.
Seattle’s interest in Guion is another indication of the uncertainty with incumbent starter Brandon Mebane. The Seahawks reportedly had interest in Terrance Knighton before they signed Rubin. Now they’ve visited with Guion, whom they may view as another potential replacement for Mebane if he doesn’t agree to a pay cut that reduces his $5.5 million salary, which he’s set to make in 2015 on the final year of his deal.
According to Demovsky, the Packers have expressed strong interest throughout the offseason in re-signing Guion. They had begun negotiations in February when Guion was arrested in his home town of Starke, Fla. for felony possession of a firearm and felony possession of marijuana. According to Demovsky, Guion won’t be prosecuted and will not face criminal charges after reaching a plea deal earlier this week. He still could be disciplined by the NFL under its personal-conduct policy, however.