Stephen plans to sign a three-year contract with Minnesota, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.
Stephen suited up in 15 games for the Seahawks last season, making 25 tackles (11 solo) and two sacks. The familiarity -- the Vikings drafted Stephen in 2014 -- could've led to the signing. The 29-year-old should compete for a starting role on the defensive line with Sheldon Richardson likely on his way out of Minnesota.
Stephen made 25 tackles and two sacks in 2018.
After playing four years with the Vikings, Stephen signed a one-year deal with Seattle before the 2018 campaign. He posted his lowest tackle total in a full season since his rookie year in 2014. Stephen will become an unrestricted free agent in March, and if he sticks with the Seahawks, he'll face substantial competition from Poona Ford for a starting role on the defensive line.
Stephen has dealt with foot issues a couple different times this season and was inactive for last week's win over the 49ers. The 27-year-old should resume his usual snap share at starting defensive tackle for the Seahawks.
Stephen (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Stephen appeared to have a real shot of suiting up Week 13, but will ultimately remain sidelined for Sunday's divisional tilt against the 49ers. Nazair Jones and Poona Ford will receive an uptick in defensive snaps in Stephen's absence.
Stephen (foot) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Stephen was a full participant in Friday's practice after having been sidelined Wednesday and Thursday due to a foot injury he's nursed all season. It remains to be seen whether the veteran defensive tackle demonstrated enough progress in his recovery to suit up for Sunday's divisional tilt against the 49ers, though Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports that coach Pete Carrol said he "looked good" during Friday's practice. If Stephen were to miss any time, Nazair Jones would slot into the starting lineup.
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