With Free Agency kicking off on Thursday and the tampering period already underway. Here is our 2017 tracker. Here we will collate and link to any rumblings relating to the Seahawks.
Free Agency Opening Day!!
The Seahawks name has cropped up at numerous spots so far today.
Running Back visits the main point of focus early doors for the Seahawks. Free agent trio Latavius Murray, Eddie Lacy and Jamaal Charles all set to visit or at least talking to the team about the possibility.
Kicker Stephen Hauschka has become the first Seahawk to leave this free agency period, signing a deal with Buffalo. Hauschka leaves after a rough 2016, but plenty of good will from 12’s after many more positives than negatives.
Other action for the Seahawks comes on the offensive line. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reporting that Packers FA Guard T.J Lang is set to visit with the team.
Source: #Packers OG TJ Lang initially visiting Detroit and Seattle. GB still in the mix.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
The one confirmed Seahawks move has come on the offensive line too. ESPN’s Adam Schefter the first to report the signing of former Jaguars OT Luke Joeckel to a one-year, $8m deal:
Former Jaguars' OL Luke Joeckel expects to sign 1-year deal with Seattle Seahawks, per sources. Seattle upgrades its line.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
You can read our further piece on the Joeckel signing here.
One off the list: As we profiled here, OT Ricky Wagner was a possible target for Seattle. But per
Rand Getlin he has agreed a deal with Detroit. The top OT free agent off the market, with that market soon to be set.
How aggressive are the Seahawks going to be? Per Jason LaCanfora, ‘active but smart’ is the phrase to use.
Seahawks monitoring market for many RBs (AP, Blount, Cunningham) and OL (Lang, Whitworth, Okung). Will be active but smart on the $$ too
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 8, 2017
USA Today’s Tom Pellisero has said that the Seahawks have ‘no immediate interest’ in free agent RB Adrian Peterson. Peterson is a free agent after having his contract option declined by Minnesota last week.
On Tuesday his father told a reporter that Seattle and Oakland were spots he’d be interested in. That, at the moment seems unlikely given Pellisero’s report. Also with Seattle routinely waiting for prices to drop on players of Peterson’s age and ‘mileage’.
March 7th Round-up
The Seahawks got their collective ducks in a row quickly.
Restricted free agent OT Garry Gilliam was given the lowest available tender with CB Deshawn Shead, recovering from a nasty knee injury was not tendered a deal. Former Montana linebacker Brock Coyle was also not tendered. Both are now free agents.
Elsewhere, DT Tony McDaniel, an unrestricted free agent, has said he will test the market. But added his willingness to return to Seattle once more.
The headline of the early whispers however is Stacey Dales’ tweet on Tuesday evening.
Source close to Adrian Peterson told me desirable landing spots for AP incl. Raiders & Seahawks. Source: they will know more later tonight.
— StaceyDales (@StaceyDales) March 7, 2017
The thought of AP in the backfield with Thomas Rawls and CJ Prosise would be a scary proposition. It is a move which could steal all the thunder and as noted, one to watch out for.
Elsewhere, talk of moves for a veteran or two on the offensive line is ripe. Talk of this weekend at the Combine centered around the team’s aggressive pitching for line help.
That was supported with the Titans releasing C Brian Schwenke. Also with the Chargers releasing DJ Fluker on Tuesday. Both, apparently are on the radar for Seattle.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 7, 2017