6 Free agent moves from NFC West that Cardinals fans can laugh at

Until the games start, everyone can get laughed at.

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Seattle Seahawks

1. Bringing TE Noah Fant back

After three years in Denver where it looked like Fant was ascending into one of the NFL's premier tight ends, he was traded to the Seahawks in that infamous Russell Wilson deal and immediately regressed. Despite appearing in all but one game over the two years he was in Seattle, Fant's numbers continued to regress year-over-year, and he finished the 2023 season with 32 catches and barely 400 receiving yards, ranked by Pro Football Focus as the 30th best tight end (out of 72). Maybe the Seahawks' front office has faith that, at 26, he can bounce back – but $21 million is a big bet on a player of Fant's caliber.

2. Signing DT Jonathan Hankins

Hankins' Pro Football Focus career page tells a tale of two halves. The stats and grades from the first half of his career – five years spent mostly with the Giants, but also a year in Indianapolis – show one of the NFL's elite defensive lineman, especially against the run. The latter half shows a player who's production has plummeted. His overall defensive grade has only been above 50 once in the last three seasons, and that calling-card run defense has been below replacement level for the same amount of time. He'll be 32 when next season starts – how many 32 year old lineman that have been bad for 3-4 straight years have huge bounce back seasons?