The Seattle Seahawks have reached a two-year, $12 million deal with the former New York Giants safety. julian lovea source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Love, who started 16 games last year and 32 in four seasons with the Giants, reinforces a position of uncertainty for the Seahawks. While his most obvious needs in his defense have centered on his front seven, his secondary also has a big question mark with strong security. jamal adams Coming off surgery to repair a torn quadriceps tendon.
Adams’ injury occurred in Week 1 of last season, but coach Pete Carroll said in January that his recovery would continue through the summer, raising questions about whether he’ll be ready for Game 1.
ryanneal he replaced Adams last season and was one of Seattle’s best defensemen. The Seahawks gave Neal the low offer as a restricted free agent for $2.627 million, which could attract offers from other teams. free security Quandre Diggswho made his second straight Pro Bowl in 2022, is under contract for two more seasons, while Adams is signed through 2025.
Love, 24, was the Giants’ team captain and full-time starting safety last season for the first time in his career. He finished with a team-leading 124 tackles and tied for the team lead with two interceptions, as well as being a mainstay on special teams, including serving as a punt protector.
The Notre Dame product bounced back and forth during the first three years of his professional career between cornerback and safety. He never seemed to find a permanent home despite starting 16 games over those three seasons.
But after the Giants cut logan ryan last offseason when the new regime came along, it opened the door for Love to play a bigger role. He was a mainstay on the Wink Martindale defense, even becoming the team’s defensive play caller after safety. Xavier Mckinney he broke his hand during an off-road accident during the bye week.
The Giants, who selected Love as a cornerback in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft out of Notre Dame, held contract talks with him during the bye week.
He has 291 tackles and 5 interceptions in four NFL seasons.
Also Friday, the Seahawks addressed one of their biggest needs by signing the former inside linebacker from the Pittsburgh Steelers. devin bush. His contract is for one season, a source told Schefter. Bush, 24, was the 10th overall pick in 2019. He gives Seattle the option to replace cody bartonwho signed with the Washington Commanders in free agency.
ESPN’s Jordan Raanan contributed to this report.