The Seattle Seahawks are improving their blocking, but not in the way that you think.
According to Pro Football Focus' Mike Renner, the Seahawks have agreed to a deal to re-sign fullback Nick Bellore, who made the Pro Bowl as a special teamer last year.
For what it's worth, Renner is being a little bit sarcastic with the latter part of his tweet, but retaining Bellore is still a solid move.
Bellore, 31, played in all 16 regular-season games for the Seahawks last year. He was almost exclusively used as a blocker, and he had just two touches for 14 yards on the season. That said, he is a good blocker and made 14 tackles on the year because of his great special teams' ability.
Bellore played linebacker for the first seven years of his career before the Detroit Lions converted him to fullback in 2018. In 2016, he started 10 games as a linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers and logged a career-high 83 tackles. So, he is a bit versatile and could play at that spot if the Seahawks ever got really desperate.
Even just as a fullback and special teamer, Bellore is worth keeping around. Provided that the Seahawks didn't overpay for him, this is a good move and will ensure that the team can still run behind a strong fullback with whichever back ends up leading their backfield.
Now, the Seahawks will need to focus on other areas of their team. They have added a top tight end in Gerald Everett and a new right guard in Gabe Jackson, but they'll have to do more to appease Russell Wilson. And on defense, they could use a replacement for Shaquill Griffin and some pass-rushing help.
It's still early in the free-agent signing period. We'll see what more the Seahawks can do to upgrade their roster.