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

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


The Seattle Seahawks face the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football, looking to climb back to .500 against a familiar NFC foe. Here are some of the top players to suit up for both Seattle and Philadelphia across their careers.

T Jason Peters

Arkansas alum Jason Peters went undrafted in 2004 as a converted 320-pound tight end turned tackle. Peters quickly rose from overlooked to becoming a factor, spending four seasons with the Buffalo Bills and earning All-Pro honors consecutively in 2007 and 2008. In 2009, the Philadelphia Eagles acquired Peters in a trade with Buffalo. Peters would become one of the league's best tackles in the city of brotherly love, earning first-team All-Pro honors twice (2011, 2013) and winning a championship in Super Bowl LII. Peters was also named to the 2010s All-Decade Team. In 2021, Peters joined the Chicago Bears for a season, before moving on to the Dallas Cowboys in 2022. The 41-year-old signed with Seattle in September for added depth to the offensive line, playing seven games and starting two games thus far in 2023.

DE Michael Bennett

Texas A&M alum Michael Bennett spent 11 seasons in the NFL at defensive end spread across five franchises. After going undrafted in the 2009 draft, Bennett got a shot with Seattle as an undrafted free agent before latching on with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for four seasons. In 2013, Bennett returned to Seattle via free agency, immediately helping the Seahawks capture their first championship in Super Bowl XLVIII. From 2015-2017, Bennett was named to the Pro Bowl three-consecutive times. In 2018, the Eagles acquired Bennett via trade with Seattle. The following year, Bennett was traded to Dallas, splitting his final season with the Cowboys and New England Patriots.

RB Ricky Watters

The San Francisco 49ers selected Notre Dame running back Ricky Watters in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft. After rushing for 1,013 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie, Watters combined for 16 rushing touchdowns and six receiving scores in his final-two seasons in San Francisco. In 1995, Watters joined the Philadelphia Eagles via free agency, earning consecutive Pro Bowl honors in 1995 and 1996.

In 1998, Watters joined the Seahawks for the final four seasons of his career; rushing for 4,009 yards and 22 rushing touchdowns, while adding 166 receptions for 1,480 yards and four receiving scores.

DE Michael Sinclair

In 1991, the Seahawks drafted Eastern New Mexico defensive end Michael Sinclair in the sixth round. Sinclair would go on to spend 10 seasons with Seattle, rising to become one of the league's premiere pass rushers. From 1996-1998, Sinclair recorded three-straight 10-plus sack seasons, earning three trips to the Pro Bowl. Across 10 seasons in the Pacific Northwest, Sinclair recorded 73.5 sacks, 25 forced fumbles and nine recoveries across 114 starts (144 games played).

In 2002, Sinclair joined the Eagles for his final season, playing four games.

DE Chris Clemons

After going undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft, Georgia alum Chris Clemons signed with the Washington Commanders in 2003. After bouncing between Washington and the Cleveland Browns for his first two seasons, Clemons joined the then-Oakland Raiders in 2007. After recording a career-high 8.0 sacks, Clemons moved on to Philadelphia in 2008. After two seasons, Clemons was acquired by the Seahawks via trade with Philadelphia in 2010. It would prove to be a good move for the Seahawks and Clemons, who recorded three consecutive double-digit sack seasons. In 2013, Clemons would help Seattle win their first title, ending the year as Super Bowl XLVIII champions.

The following year, Clemons joined the Jacksonville Jaguars, starting 24 games across the final two seasons of his career.

The Seahawks and Eagles face off on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023. Kickoff is set for 5:15 p.m. PT. Take a look back through history at the Seahawks' matchups against the Eagles.

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