On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks signed free agent QB Matt Flynn to a deal, but it appears that they are not through in free agency yet. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Seahawks are going to bring in free agent RB Michael Bush on Tuesday for an interview. This is somewhat of a surprising move. The Seahawks just gave RB Marshawn Lynch a four-year contract extension.
Schefter tweets, “After adding QB Matt Flynn, the Seahawks have scheduled a visit Tuesday for Raiders RB Michael Bush. TE Jacob Tamme also to visit Seattle.” Lynch was just signed to a four-year $32 million dollar extension.
This free agency season has been very slow for veteran running backs. Peyton Hillis signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs worth a reported $2.6 million dollars. Bush has not garnered serious interest in this free agency period. The Cleveland Browns are in need of a running back but have shown little interest in Bush. Instead, the Browns have been rumored to be interested in trading with the Houston Texans for RB Ben Tate.
Bush led the Oakland Raiders in rushing during the 2011 season, totaling 977 yards on the ground, adding seven touchdowns. Bush has spent his entire career with the Oakland Raiders, splitting time with RB Darren McFadden.
The addition of Bush by the Seattle Seahawks would give them a very formidable rushing backfield.