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Trader Ruskell is at it again! Tim has been very active in his efforts to load up team Seattle for the present and for the future. The G.M. hung out at Dick's Drive In, contemplating what to order from the menu and what to throw back. He tossed out the Fish(er) burger to the hovering seagulls and ordered up a large round of spicey Frye(s).
Coach Holmgren has never not had a 3rd QB during his tenure as coach...until now. He has vowed the team would be getting that 3rd quarterback soon and it happened today. Charley Frye was obtained from the Cleveland Browns with what has been reported to be a 6th round pick. Charley Frye has experience starting 19 games for the Browns in the last 2 plus seasons. At 6-4 218 pounds he can see over the linemen with ease.
The college scouting report on Fry says he has good vision and is very mobile. The report says he has above average overall accuracy from the pocket and on the move. Shows a soft touch and displays good timing on his throws. Reads coverages well and makes a lot of checks at the line. Fast and elusive on the run but must secure the ball better. He has been timed with a 4.64 forty and benched 330 pounds. Intelligence measured with a 38 on Wonderlic.
Playing for Cleveland, he was an accurate passer (63%) which says alot for working behind that woeful Cleveland offensive line. The Jets, Falcons, Giants and Panthers have all had discussions with the Browns regarding the acquiring of Frye.
To pave the way for adding a third quarterback to the roster, the Seahawks traded away fan favorite Bryce Fisher to the Tennessee Titans for an undisclosed draft choice. Fisher, recently lost his starter position to Kerney first and then competed with Darryl Tapp for starting the right side defensive end position, ultimately losing out to Tapp. Fisher did not ask for a trade. He was the consumate professional accepting his role. Bryce was a vital cog to the rotation at defensive end though. His loss of leadership and experience will be felt. Recently acquired Jason Babin and Baraka Atkins, will provide depth at defensive end. Fisher was acknowledged as the best run defender at defensive end for the Hawks.
Note the NFL salary cap was not a motive in either trade as the Seahawks have $8.5 million available under the cap.