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If it wasn't terrifying enough for opposing offenses already, the Seattle Seahawks are set to improve their defense even further than it already is.

According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, the former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Henry Melton is headed to Seattle to meet with the team ahead of a possible move.

Seattle have actually lost a few of their defensive players due to the re-signing of Michael Bennett and Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas being in line for big pay days when their contracts come up.

The Seahawks released Chris Clemons, Clinton McDonald and Red Bryant to free agency so they do have some holes that need filling and the addition of Melton would be a good first step.

Melton was taken by the Bears in the fourth round of the 2009 draft, 101st overall.

He started 48 games in the four seasons he spent at Soldier Field, a number which would have been greatly increased if not for an ACL tear he suffered in the third game of this season just passed.

While no deal is yet to be put in place, it seems that Pete Carroll and the 'hawks are taking the same route that they did with Bennett last off-season. 

Bennett was coming off an injury and so Seattle gave him a one-year deal to prove that he could perform which set him up for a bigger pay day this off-season, that he received in the form of four years and $28.5 million.

As if Seattle's defense wasn't fearsome enough as it was when they romped to the Super Bowl, it looks like it is going to get a whole lot fiercer in 2014. 

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