Benson Mayowa‘s first NFL work came in a two-game sample with the Super Bowl champion 2013 Seahawks. The seven-year veteran will head back to Seattle.
Mayowa reached an agreement to rejoin the Seahawks on Wednesday, according to his agency. While this may or may not affect the Seahawks’ now-weeks-long holding pattern with Jadeveon Clowney, Mayowa stands to provide depth for Seattle on the edge.
Since 2014, Mayowa has played for the Raiders, Cowboys and Cardinals. In his second Raiders stint, a one-year stay in 2019, he recorded a career-high seven sacks. That was three more than any Seahawk recorded in 2019. Mayowa, 28, has 20 career sacks and two seasons with at least six — last year with the Raiders and with the 2016 Cowboys.
This marks the second reunion for the Seahawks at this position. Last month, the agreed to terms with Bruce Irvin. Neither Irvin (8.5 sacks last season) nor Mayowa profile as a high-end edge-rusher at this point, so the team may still be pursuing Clowney.
The Seahawks finished with just 28 sacks — 31st in the league — so these additions stand to at least aid the group.