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2016 NFL free agency: Bradley Sowell signs one-year deal with rival Seattle Seahawks

The man we all wondered how he stuck around now gets to stick around even longer in the NFL.

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The Arizona Cardinals have lost another free agent, but you might be surprised who it is. Tackle Bradley Sowell has joined the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year contract worth $1.5 million, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.

Sowell spent three years with Arizona after the team claimed him off waivers after the 2013 preseason. He started 12 games at left tackle that season after the Cardinals dealt Levi Brown to the Pittsburgh Steelers and has been a backup ever since.

Seattle is in need of offensive line help. They are about to lose left tackle Russell Okung. Starting guard J.R. Sweezy has already gone. Alvin Bailey signed elsewhere. It is very possible Sowell will have the opportunity to start.

He can play both tackle and both guard positions. He can long snap. He has been working on his long snapping.

Bradley is a great human being and was great depth on the Cardinals. He played special teams and was one of Bruce Arians' favorites. He was not a favorite of Cardinals fans and it was a surprise to many he stayed on the team as long as he did.

While we wish him well in continuing his career, many fans are likely hoping he ends up starting for Seattle because that means tackles for losses, sacks and pressure on Russell Wilson.