CFL pass-rusher Tristan Okpalaugo meets with Seahawks, per agent
The Seahawks are among the teams that have met or will meet with Canadian Football League pass-rusher Tristan Okpalaugo, according to the player’s agent.
Okpalaugo, 26, recorded 23 sacks in 31 games over the last two seasons with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts. His 11 sacks last season were tied for fourth-most in the league. Okpalaugo is listed at 6 feet 5 and 258 pounds, and his agent, Brett Tessler, refers to him as a defensive end/outside linebacker.
Okpalaugo went undrafted in 2013 out of Fresno State and spent time with Miami, Minnesota and Dallas, though he never appeared in an NFL regular-season game.
Tessler tweeted Thursday that Okpalaugo had a “great visit” with the Seahawks.
Tristan Okpalaugo (DE/OLB Toronto Argonauts) had a great visit w/the Seahawks who also want him & we'll now be heading to Arizona Cardinals.
— Brett Tessler (@TesslerSports) February 18, 2016
A previous tweet from Tessler stated that Okpalaugo has received an offer from the Jets.
Okpalaugo’s meeting with the Seahawks comes a week after the team signed two other players from the CFL, wide receiver Jeff Fuller and running back Cameron Marshall.
Seattle’s purported interest in Okpalaugo doesn’t necessarily mean that a deal is likely. But his is a name to keep in mind as the Seahawks look to reinforce their pass-rush with Bruce Irvin likely leaving in free agency.