While the top-tier free agents are maneuvering to get new deals done in the first weekend of free agency, veteran players like Seattle Seahawks unrestricted free agent Damion McIntosh are waiting in the wings and biding their time as teams began to put the pieces together for their 2010 roster.
But organizations could do worse than picking a player like McIntosh to add depth along the offensive line.
McIntosh, who turns 33 on March 25, has started 113 games in the league and can play both right and left tackle.
The Seahawks signed McIntosh in October last year with Walter Jones, Sean Locklear and Brandon Frye all going down with injuries. McIntosh started two games, playing solid with only two weeks of practice against one of he best pass rushers in the game in DeMarcus Ware, giving up a late sack in Seattle’s 38-17 loss to the Cowboys.
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McIntosh’s agent, Brett Tessler, said that McIntosh amicably parted ways with the Seahawks at the end of last season.
But with Seattle uncertain on what Walter Jones’ plans are for the future, the Seahawks likely are looking to get younger at offensive tackle.
“The Seahawks thanked Damion for the way he played and he enjoyed his time there,” Tessler said. “I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of him returning to Seattle at some point, but that’s a little ways down the road.”