Is Finney part of the pass-rush solution?

Logo -- Free agencyIs B.J. Finney the precursor to the Seahawks signing two stud pass rushers?

They reportedly will sign the versatile lineman, who can play center, to a two-year deal worth $8 million (and up to $9.5 million). And that could be the way they bump expensive Justin Britt, which would save them a net $5 million in cap space on the exchange so they could sign Jadeveon Clowney and another pass rusher (Everson Griffen or Devon Kennard?).

Finney, a four-year vet and former Kansas State teammate of Tyler Lockett, can play every interior spot. But you don’t pay a guy $4 million a year to be a backup. So he’s going to start. The question: Center or left guard?

This also could be a response to losing George Fant and (soon) Germain Ifedi, with Jamarco Jones needing to move from left guard to right tackle (pending the draft, where Seattle figures to take a tackle high).

But the Hawks don’t have cap space to burn, so this sure smells like a move to get cheaper on the O-line so they can spend on the D-line.

Finney’s deal includes a $2 million signing bonus and salaries of $2.5 million in 2020 and $3.075 million in 2021, per Aaron Wilson. He has another $1.925 million in playtime incentives, which can bring the total value of the deal to $9.5 million.

Finney looked pretty good at center with the Steelers last season …



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