By reading all the comments, you would think Grady Jackson is the most popular player in Seattle.... and he's not even on the team!
Love the enthusiasm, gang. Here's a little more info for you about everyone's favorite potential free agent, Mr. Jackson:
Someone already explained how waivers work – and very well, I might add – but a short summation for those who missed it. Once a player is waived, the other teams in inverse order by record, can then sign the player but must pick up the players contract. Because we're in season, waivers last 24 hours so Jackson has probably cleared by now. (I have not heard for sure because I'm awaiting an email). Once cleared, the player is a free agent and can sign with any team he wants.
Jackson's agent said the Tennessee Titans have an interest in Jackson because they're expected to lose Corey Simon, who's about to retire. So there's at least one team – allegedly, because the Tennessean did not quote any Titans offical – that has interest.
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What interest is there is debatable. I won't go into Jackson's stats or one-gap, two-gap duties, because you've all done that already. The fact is Jackson is 35, had knee surgery last offseason when he sued his team for invasion privacy and defamation, and has something of a reputation as a malingerer. That's a lot of baggage, even for someone who is reportedly pushing 400 pounds.
Based on all that, I would think it's doubtful the Seahawks have any interest because he doesn't sound like the guy they would want to bring in. That said, Jim Mora Jr. probably knows more about Grady than most assistants out there, so the Seahawks will benefit from his knowledge.