“They want to get faster at linebacker and they could easily slide K.J. Wright inside,” writes O’Neil. “… He’d probably be a cheaper alternative than bringing David back. So there’s a possibility that Hawthorne could move on.”
Hawthorne, 26, is rated as the #18 best inside linebacker by Pro Football Focus and has enough versitlity to play in both a 3-4 and 4-3 scheme so you can expect to see a number of teams interested in him if the Seahawks allow him to leave.
We have Hawthorne listed as the #32 best available free agent in our Top 50 Free Agents list.