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Oh Canada! Seahawks win battle for CFL sack leader

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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Oh Canada! Seahawks win battle for CFL sack leader
    The Seahawks are reaching into British Columbia to land a potential pass rusher as Canadian Football League sack leader Ricky Foley has agreed to a deal that will bring him to Seattle once he becomes a free agent next week.


    Ricky FoleyPaul Sheehy, Foley's agent, confirmed the news on his Twitter account.

    Foley, 27, had 12 sacks last season for the B.C. Lions in his fourth year in the CFL. He was also being pursued by the New England Patriots, New York Jets and St. Louis Rams, according to Sheehy.

    The 6-foot-2, 245-pounder is a little small for an NFL defensive end, but sounds similar to 2009 rookie Nick Reed as an undersized guy who relies on instincts and desire.

    It's reasonable to wonder where Foley might fit in, given the Seahawks already have smaller speed-rush type ends in Reed and Darryl Tapp, while also getting ready to try linebacker Aaron Curry in a similar role.

    On a best-case scenario, the Seahawks might hope to get similar results to what the Miami Dolphins received from previous CFL defensive star Cameron Wake last year.

    Wake, 6-3, 250, had 5 1/2 sacks as a situational pass rusher last year as a 28-year-old NFL rookie.

    Foley, who'll turn 28 in June, played football and threw the shot put at York University in Toronto and then was in training camp with the Baltimore Ravens in 2006. After being cut by the Ravens, he played primarily as a pass-rush specialist for the B.C. Lions with eight sacks in three years before moving into a starring role this past year after Wake's departure.

    Foley becomes the second CFL player to agree to terms with the Seahawks this offseason. Winnipeg long snapper Pat MacDonald signed with the team earlier in the week..
  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Being that size, he was born 20 years too late.
  3. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    yeah but im sure they will move him to linebacker and let him rush in certain situations the passer.

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