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Common Threads: Top Players To Suit Up For Both The Seahawks & Bengals

With so many players playing for multiple franchises throughout their careers, here are some standouts to sport the Seahawks and Bengals jerseys.


Seattle will look to improve to 4-1 when they travel to face the 2-3 Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6. Here are six players that wore both the Seahawks and Bengals threads during their careers.

C Blair Bush

Center Blair Bush enjoyed a 17-year career, spending time with four franchises. In 1978, the Cincinnati Bengals selected the University of Washington alum No. 18 overall, and Bush would start all 16 contests that season, earning All-Rookie honors from the Pro Football Writers of America. After starting 65 of 68 contests played over five seasons with Cincinnati, Bush became a Seahawk in 1983.

Bush was a member of Seattle's first four playoff teams in franchise history, starting 78 regular season games and six playoff contests. After a stint with the Green Bay Packers (1988-1991), Bush finished his career with the Los Angeles Rams (1992-1994).

T Mike Wilson

Tackle Mike "Moonpie" Wilson followed a standout career at the University of Georgia by being selected in the fourth round of the 1977 draft by the Bengals. But Wilson would opt to sign with the Canadian Football League instead, earning all-star honors as a rookie with the Toronto Argonauts.

In 1978, Wilson would report to Cincinnati, becoming an impact player immediately. Over eight seasons, he would start 112 games, helping the 1982 Bengals earn a trip to Super Bowl XVI. In 1986, Wilson would join Seattle, starting all 60 games he participated in over four seasons.

QB Jon Kitna

Tacoma native and Central Washington alum Jon Kitna was signed as an undrafted free agent by his hometown Seahawks in 1996. After a brief stint with the Barcelona Dragons of the World League of American Football, Kitna would climb the depth chart from backup to starter. In four seasons with Seattle, Kitna threw for 7,552 passing yards and 49 touchdowns.

In 2001, Kitna signed with the Bengals as a free agent, starting 46 games across five seasons. After a stint with the Detroit Lions (2006-2008), Kitna finished his career with the Dallas Cowboys.

S Darryl Williams

University of Miami alum Darryl Williams was selected No. 28 overall in the 1992 draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, following two national championships (1989,1991). Williams would develop into a playmaker quickly, recording nine interceptions during his first stint with the franchise (1992-1995). Upon signing with Seattle in 1996, Williams blossomed, earning second team All-Pro honors in 1997 while earning a trip to the Pro Bowl. Over four seasons in Emerald City, Williams recorded 20 interceptions and four forced fumbles across 60 starts.

DE Carlos Dunlap II

Florida alum Carlos Dunlap II was selected No. 54 overall by the Bengals in 2010. Rising from the bottom of the depth chart, Dunlap would take a few years to blossom before exploding onto the scene. In the midst of his eighth consecutive season of recording at least seven sacks, Dunlap was traded to the Seahawks in 2020. Across 25 games in Seattle, Dunlap would record 13.5 sacks, nine passes defensed and a forced fumble.

In 2022, Dunlap would sign with the Kansas City Chiefs, reaching the 100-career sack mark. The Chiefs would go on to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII, giving the Florida alum his first championship in his final season.

RB Derrick Fenner

North Carolina Tar Heels running back Derrick Fenner was selected in the tenth of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. After seeing limited playing time as a rookie, Fenner was the NFL's co-leader in rushing touchdowns for 1990, scoring 14 times on the ground. In 1992, Fenner would join the Bengals, rushing for nine touchdowns across three seasons. In 1995, he took his talents to the then-Oakland Raiders, scoring four touchdowns before retiring in 1997.

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