Through one week of NFL free agency the Seahawks have a net loss of four unrestricted free agents, including All-Pro Earl Thomas. But they’ve accomplished more than that indicates. And here’s what may be next.
K.J. Wright thought he was done in Seattle. Then the Seahawks gave him a contract offer he liked. And signed. The Pro Bowl linebacker details the deal to KJR-AM radio, and how he must earn the second year.
The Seahawks’ decision to bring back K.J. Wright on a two-year deal he says is worth up to $15 million will goes beyond helping the defense. Seattle’s locker room, specifically Bobby Wagner, was watching.
The initial portrayal of the Seahawks signing kicker Jason Myers to a four-year deal averaging $4 million per year raised eyebrows. But the contract’s details, salary-cap structure show it is team-friendly.
The Seahawks have their starting guards for 2019. And, yes, they are run blockers. They agreed to re-sign huge D.J. Fluker on a two-year deal Thursday morning, and signed free agent Mike Iupati from Arizona.
Earl Thomas finally gets the $13 million per year he demanded, from the Baltimore Ravens in a four-year, free-agent contract. Why the Seahawks played his year-long anger well--and why they will revere him.
The Seahawks have agreed to a one-year contract to bring back veteran linebacker Mychal Kendricks as a possible replacement for K.J. Wright at weakside linebacker. But first, Kendricks has a sentencing hearing.
The Seahawks keep backup tackle George Fant by tendering him at the second-round level for $3,095,000 as a restricted free agent. Seattle also tenders defensive end Quinton Jefferson to keep him from leaving.
The Seahawks are getting a do-over at kicker. After releasing him last summer, then watching him become a Pro Bowl kicker with the New York Jets, Seattle is going to sign Jason Myers to a four-year contract.
The negotiating period for NFL free agency beginning shows why the Seahawks wait out the early insanity until the market’s cooler, secondary waves arrive. It also shows why Russell Wilson will get paid.
One week after the Seahawks gave him a franchise tag for 2019 to keep him from free agency, why is there a report that Clark won’t be signing that tag until he “gets the deal that he has earned”? Leverage.