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National Football League free agent rumors: Seahawks land pass rusher Barkevious Mingo

16 March 2018

After saying goodbye to a steady stream of players over the past week, the Seattle Seahawks finally brought one in.

Mingo, who plays a hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker similar to the role Bruce Irvin held, played last season with the Indianapolis Colts.

The Seahawks have been revamping their defense all offseason, and they added a pass rusher Wednesday - the first day of the new National Football League season.

Mingo is still relatively young at 27 years old but has yet to live up to the billing of being the No. 6 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft with the Cleveland Browns.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported the Seahawks are giving Mingo the chance to earn from $6.8 million to more than $10 million over the next two seasons in an incentive-filled deal.

In five pro seasons, Mingo is credited with 9 sacks primarily as a pass-rush specialist in 78 games (23 starts).

The LSU product had three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, two passes defensed, 32 tackles and two sacks for the Colts previous year.

National Football League free agent rumors: Seahawks land pass rusher Barkevious Mingo