Seahawks hosting free agent safety Damontae Kazee today

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The Seahawks are hosting free agent safety Damontae Kazee for a visit today, according to a report by Jeremy Fowler at ESPN.

Kazee comes equipped with a knowledge of Seattle’s defenses, having previously played for former defensive coordinator Dan Quinn with the Falcons and with the Cowboys.

A fifth-round pick by Atlanta in the 2017 NFL draft, Kazee (5-foot-11, 174 pounds) is one of the league’s most underrated safeties. He has excellent speed, range, ball skills and physicality. In 69 career games he’s posted 12 interceptions and 17 pass breakups. Think of him as a Diet Coke Earl Thomas.

Along with his twice-former teammate Keanu Neal (who recently joined the Buccaneers) Kazee was one of several free agent DBs we identified as worthy targets for the Seahawks earlier this offseason.

If the team does wind up signing Kazee, he would project as the backup behind Quandre Diggs at free safety. Adding Kazee probably rules out them picking any safeties in the draft outside Kyle Hamilton.

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