Seahawks Sign Defensive Tackle Robert Nkemdiche

The Seahawks added more depth to their defensive line, signing former first-round pick Robert Nkemdiche. 

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) is hit by Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche (90) during the first half of NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Seahawks made another move on Thursday to bolster their defensive line, signing defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche.


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Nkemdiche, 26, was a first-round pick out of Mississippi in the 2016 draft, going to Arizona with the 29thoverall pick. Nkemdiche played somewhat sparingly his first two seasons, then had something of a breakout year in 2018, starting six of 10 games played before a knee injury ended his season, and recording 4.5 sacks, 36 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and eight quarterback hits.

Still recovering from that knee injury, he was waived with a failed physical designation prior to the 2019 season, later signing with Miami, where he appeared in two games before eventually being waived by the Dolphins. He did not play in the NFL last season.

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