Per John Boyle, Seahawks GM John Schneider has announced that Seattle has re-signed defensive tackle Brandon Mebane. This is welcome news for Seahawks fans, as Mebane was arguably one of the top priorities in this free agency class. Fans and sports writers alike have been waiting on baited breath for the announcement all day, and the rejoicing can finally begin.
Mebane has been with the Seahawks his entire career is has started every game he's played in the last three seasons. He'll return to likely play the 3-tech defensive undertackle position on the line.
The Seahawks failed to select any 3-tech defensive linemen in the Draft so Mebane became an important piece to the puzzle for the defense. He'll join Colin Cole (if healthy), Red Bryant, and Chris Clemons to recreate in 2011 the Seahawks starting front four from the beginning of last year. They'll hope to have the same success they enjoyed early in the season before injuries hit Bryant, Cole and Mebane himself.
The announcement comes on the heels of the re-signing of DT Junior Siavii and the signing of DT/DE Alan Branch. The Seahawks defensive line is starting to worry me a little bit less.