I'm told another exclusive rights free agent that the Seahawks have tendered is defensive back Ryan Neal. That was also expected. Neal made four starts last season while Jamal Adams was hurt and had two interceptions, one of which sealed a win over Dallas.
— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) March 12, 2021
After handing out ERFA tenders to defensive tackle Bryan Mone and offensive guard Kyle Fuller, the Seattle Seahawks have done the same to safety Ryan Neal, per ESPN’s Brady Henderson.
Neal made a few valuable contributions in 2020, including two interceptions, one of which sealed Seattle’s victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3. He finished the season with 44 combined tackles (33 solo), three tackles for loss, five passes defensed, a safety, and the aforementioned INTs in 13 games and four starts.
Neal could prove to be a crucial piece of the defense next season, especially if a few of Seattle’s defensive playmakers depart in free agency.