Ian Rapoport reports that the Seahawks are signing veteran DE Ezekiel Ansah to a one-year contract. Rapoport adds that Ansah gets a one-year contract worth a base value of $9 million and can increase up to around $13 million.
Earlier today, Rapoport reported that the Seahawks have emerged as the “front-runners” to sign Ansah, so it appears this was expected to occur.
The Buffalo Bills were also reportedly “very interested” in Ansah.
Ansah, 29, was taken with the No. 5 overall pick by the Lions back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $18.595 million rookie contract before the Lions picked up his fifth-year option.
Ansah made a base salary $12.7 million for the 2017 season before the Lions used the franchise tag on him last year that cost them around $17.5 million fully guaranteed for the 2018 season.
Ansah was once again testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent.
In 2018, Ansah appeared in seven games for the Lions and recorded 11 tackles and four sacks.
We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.