Clarifying Shead’s status: He’s an ERFA

DeShawn Shead.PNGIt can be easy to lose track of where undrafted players are in the free agency track, especially if they have spent time on the practice squad for more than one season.

DeShawn Shead is one of those confusing guys — so befuddling that some people think he is an unrestricted free agent (UFA), some think he is a restricted free agent (RFA) and others think he is an exclusive-rights free agent (ERFA). The answer, determined after backtracking his roster time: He is an ERFA.

First, a quick review of the definitions:

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Pete Carroll wants his guys to use this offseason to look at the game from the other side.

Russell Okung still plans to represent himself in contract talks.

Bruce Irvin said he would take up to $5 million less to return to Seattle. That probably means $1 million/year less. He figures to get an offer of at least $7 million/year from some team and the Hawks probably could not offer him more than $5 million.

Jermaine Kearse would love to come back, and Carroll would love to have him back. Of course, the price has to be right for both.

Regarding Marshawn Lynch, Carroll said, “I don’t know how that’s going to go.” But everyone expects Lynch to go.

The Seahawks reportedly would like to keep Lynch at a reduced rate — which won’t happen.

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