After the Seahawks cut Al Woods last week, John Schneider told Seattle Sports 710 “… we needed to create some space to try to get something done.”
And then they got that “something done,” bringing back Bobby Wagner on a deal reportedly worth up to $7 million.
It put the cap on perhaps the most aggressive free agency period we have seen by Schneider and Co., who signed six projected starters – five of them on defense – and paid an aggregate annual average of $8.5 million, the most they have ever spent on outside free agents in an offseason. Most of that is thanks to paying $17 million per year to new star defensive lineman Dre Jones, but all except Evan Brown got more than $3.5 million per year.
Continue reading After Wagner’s return, Hawks ‘pretty tapped out’ but still have work to do →
Q&A series: We take a look at some big questions about the Seahawks’ salary cap situation and roster.
Today’s question: Should the Seahawks prioritize a No. 3 receiver with one of their top three picks?
Because Dee Eskridge has been a bust, there is a hue and cry by some for the Seahawks to prioritize a No. 3 receiver again this offseason — preferably with one of their top draft picks.
Should that really be a priority though? Over the front seven and interior offensive line?
Continue reading No. 3 receiver is not high on the need list →
While the spotlight on the first day of the league year understandably was on Russell Wilson’s official departure from Seattle and arrival in Denver, the Seahawks were busy building back their roster.
By the end of the first day, they had seen five players depart, five return and six newly arrive (including the three they got in the Wilson trade) — leaving them with just four positions to fill (QB, LT, RT, RB).
They are focused on their typical traits: familiarity, scheme fit, rehabilitating former high picks.
Continue reading Hawks focus on familiarity, fit →
Many Seahawks fans are understandably upset over the trade of longtime franchise QB Russell Wilson, not realizing that it is the best thing for the franchise (and for Wilson).
Some fans are so busy sobbing into their beers that they even think the Seahawks are counting on Drew Lock to be the new starter. Some think they got a bad deal from Denver (Lock’s presence might have some bearing on that). And almost everyone thinks the Hawks are now rebuilding.
Let’s take a look at each of those concerns and see where the Seahawks go from here:
Continue reading Was the trade a good deal? And how quickly can the Hawks ‘reset’? →