The Seattle Seahawks have released Red Bryant which provides the Patriots an opportunity to pursue Bryant once again.
The Patriots have needs along the defensive line. While Bryant is listed as a defensive end, his size (6-foot-4 and 323 pounds, would project well along the Patriots' interior.
Seahawks release Red Bryant and Sidney Rice.
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) February 28, 2014
Back in 2012, the Patriots recruited Bryant and they tried very hard to get him:
"The Patriots were interested and I definitely was listening. I thought it was a great opportunity for me, and the likelihood of me going there was high," Bryant said in October of 2012 after inking a five-year deal with a reported maximum value of $35 million, adding that family considerations were also part of keeping him in the Pacific Northwest.
Of course, plenty can change in two years and the Patriots will have to decide if Bryant is the same player they tried to get in 2012 but the need for defensive line depth is there and the Pats obviously think highly of Bryant as a player.