Seahawks reportedly want to sign Devonta Freeman with Rashaad Penny injured
Adam Kaplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reported on Wednesday that the Seahawks have made a contract offer to Freeman. The veteran running back is looking for more money, however.
Freeman is asking for more than the offer. Seahawks holding their position.
— Joe Dolan (@FG_Dolan) May 20, 2020
Freeman, who was released by the Atlanta Falcons earlier this offseason, has a history of knee problems. He appeared in just two games in 2018 because of a knee injury, though he played in 14 last season. The 28-year-old struggled, rushing for just 656 yards and averaging a career-low 3.6 yards per carry.
The Seahawks likely view Freeman as a proven veteran who can fill a void while Penny is out, and it’s no surprise they don’t want to spend big for him. Freeman could change his stance depending upon how many other offers he receives.