Seahawks Insider Blog

Week 2 of OTAs starts today

Good morning.

Today brings the second week and second open practice at OTAs. There are workouts Monday, Tuesday and Thursday this week.

That leaves two more OTAs open to the media: June 9 and 12. Then, mandatory minicamp runs from June 17-19.

A housekeeping note about passing June 1: That was the first day of the offseason in which free agent signings do not affect the compensatory pick formula. The Seahawks are likely to receive the maximum of four compensatory draft picks next season. A quick rundown on how compensatory picks work:

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.

With $8,704,698 in cap room remaining, and all 90 players under contract (with Garrett Scott on IR) the Seahawks have options if they want to pursue a veteran free agent. They can now do so -- though the market is thin -- without impacting the 2015 draft. Defensive tackle Kevin Williams, who visited Seattle, is still unsigned. Some other unsigned veterans out there: OLB James Harrison, T Bryant McKinnie and T Eric Winston.