*The Seattle Seahawks are heading into the 2020 offseason with 19 players set to become unrestricted free agents, which should make for another busy spring and summer for Pete Carroll and John Schneider as they look to shore up the roster and contend for the number one seed in the NFC again next year.*
Our Seahawks Wire series on Seattle’s free agents continues with defensive back Akeem King.
For the second straight year, the Seahawks used defensive back Akeem King as a core special teams contributor. However, thanks to injuries King was pushed into a bigger role, starting at nickelback and on the outside at various points last season.
All told, the 27-year-old racked up 17 combined tackles and two passes defended in 13 games last year, earning a 61.9 grade from Pro Football Focus.
King has not proven himself as a defensive player, and while the Seahawks could look to bring him back as a special teams contributor, it seems almost certain they’ll look to revamp their depth at cornerback – which could spell the end of the San Jose State product’s tenure in the Emerald City.