CHAWK LINES -- Week in review

Marshawn Lynch might be retiring, but another very significant former Seahawk — 40-year-old Matt Hasselbeck — might keep going.

Some Seahawks apparently think Lynch will change his mind. Of course, that would mean he would be playing elsewhere absent a pay cut in Seattle.

Danny Kelly of Field Gulls put together a nice retrospective on Lynch.

Michael Bennett was honored at a local sports ceremony, and he had a few fun digs for Cam Newton.

Fans hilariously think Jermaine Kearse is the Seahawks’ top UFA. They will find out differently soon enough.

Ahtyba Rubin’s market seemingly is set at $4 million per year, thanks to Green Bay and Letroy Guion.

The draft’s strength, DT, matches up with one of the Seahawks’ needs.

Luke Willson earned a play-time pay bump to $1.69 million. Justin Britt already has earned the same escalator for 2017, and Paul Richardson could as well.

Doug Baldwin apparently earned around $1 million in incentives for his great 2015 season. That money will count against the 2016 cap.

Four Seattle stars’ salaries became guaranteed Saturday.

John Clayton thinks the Seahawks will tender RFA Christine Michael at $1.69 million. We think they won’t pay him more than the fourth-year minimum of $675,000.

In unsurprising news no one should care about, Tarvaris Jackson will again test free agency. The Hawks could go younger and cheaper at backup QB.

 

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  1. My feeling is that the team will look for small ways to maximize cap room. So, I can’t imagine that they’d tender Michael at 1.7MM. He filled a gap nicely, but that doesn’t make him any less of an enigma.

    TJ is probably gone, for the reason you cite. They may well move on from Ryan, too. Bumping him from <2MM to +3MM should give them pause for thought when there will be younger, cheaper alternatives. At the least, there will be competition at punter.

    The first thing is to resolve the Chancellor and Bennett situations. Regardless of what John Clayton claims, bringing both back at their existing contracts is borrowing a lot worse trouble than the overheated contention that renegotiating is a slippery slope. (That's an inherently fallacious argument, anyway.) My best guess is that that they part ways with Chancellor and cut a deal with Bennett.

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