Biggs: Seahawks look to north for pass rusher

Seattle signs DE Foley away from CFL Brad Biggs

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If the Seattle Seahawks found the next Cameron Wake north of the border, they will be awful happy.

A year after Wake made the jump from the CFL to the NFL, Ricky Foley is the next pass rusher to make the move. The Seahawks signed Foley, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and the hope is he will provide a spark for a defense in need of one.

Wake made the move last season and he turned into a productive player for the Miami Dolphins right away, notching 5 ½ sacks as a situational pass rusher. Foley had 12 sacks last season for the British Columbia Lions in his fourth season in the CFL. He spent time in training camp with Baltimore in 2006 but didn’t make the cut. Now, he’s more seasoned and could be ready.

One of the questions about Foley is his size. He’s 6-2, 245 pounds, and that is undersized for a defensive end. But as a situational pass rusher, he could fit in at that size.

One thing Wake and Foley have in common? Both are represented by Colorado-based agent Paul Sheehy.

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