The Seahawks are hosting Houston Texans unrestricted free agent Chester Pitts on a visit today and tomorrow, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. Pitts also has visited San Francisco and is in negotiations with the 49ers.
Pitts played left guard for the Texans under Alex Gibbs, so he would be a good fit for Seattle’s zone blocking scheme and could be a possible replacement for Rob Sims.
However, after starting 16 games for seven straight seasons, Pitts had microfracture knee surgery in 2009, missing the final 14 games of the year. So there are some concerns about his ability to come back from the injury. And he’s 30 years old, so Seattle needs to make sure they do their homework, particularly after Walter Jones struggled to get back on the field after microfracture knee surgery a year ago.