Seahawks 2014 free agency recap

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Thus far in free agency 2014 the Seattle Seahawks have lost ten players via cuts or signing with other teams. Here’s a recap of who has moved on and where they’ve gone.

Defensive line:

Red Bryant – cut, then signed a four year deal with the Jacksonville Jaghawks

Chris Clemons – cut thenĀ also signed with Jacksonville

Clinton McDonald – signed with Tampa Bay

Offensive line:

Paul McQuistan – signed with LOL the Cleveland Browns LOL LOL LOL

Breno Giacomini – signed with New York Jets

Wide receivers:

Golden Tate – signed with Detroit Lions (like I told you so back in February)

Sidney Rice – cut but might possibly come back to the Seahawks on a smaller deal

Secondary:

Brandon Browner – signed with New England, pairing with Darelle Revis for sort of diet Legion of Boom

Walter Thurmond – complained about Seahawks’ treatment of players, then signed with New York Giants

Chris Maragos – signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, who may be a bigger threat than the 49ers next year

So there are all the subtractions. The Seahaws have yet to make a big splash by signing a new player from another team. The biggest moves so far have been re-signing their own key guys from the 2013 championship run. Here’s who’s staying:

Michael Bennett – After flirting with the Chicago Bears, Bennett signed a four year deal to stay in Seattle.

Tony McDaniel – Re-signed with the Seahawks through 2015

Zach Miller – The starting tight end made a huge sacrifice for the team by taking a significant pay cut in his restructured deal.

Anthony Mccoy – Recovered from his Achilles injury, he re-signed for another year

Steven Hauschka – Everyone’s favorite super friend and one of the best kickers in the NFL signed on to stay another three years.

Tarvaris Jackson – Russell Wilson’s backup will be around for at least another year.

Lemuel Jeanpierre – Max Unger’s understudy at center will stick around through 2014

Jeron Johnson – This safety resigned on a one-year deal

 

And here are the new guys in town:

Stephen Schilling – This 6’5″ 310 pounder will likely take McQuistan’s place to the right of center

Phillip Adams – Last week Seattle signed this former Raider corner to a one-year deal

Taylor Price – I know nothing about this man

 

Overall impression:

It’s hard seeing guys who won the Super bowl leave town, but aside from Clinton McDonald there haven’t been any devastating departures so far. The defensive line will need to bring in some new blood but the Seahawks have whiffed on Jared Allen and a couple of other big names. There’s still plenty of time before training camp so there is no reason to panic. If Seattle can extend Richard Sherman or Earl Thomas this offseason has to be considered a success.

Hang tight, twelves.

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