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Seahawks fared very well in free agency so far this year. Tim Ruskell took a hard look at the failures in defending the pass and brought in guys with motors who are strong leaders as well. Womack has returned, however there are still holes on the offense to tend to. What will Ruskell do?
Free agency began on March 1st. Over 113 of the 307 free agents have already changed teams in the first 10 days. More than $1 Billion dollars in contracts has been transacted.
Your SeahawkBlue Front Page will be your resource center for all of your free agency information.
Thanks to new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the players and owners, $millions were added to the salary cap this year. Teams have been signing their own because of the inflated cap.
Thus far our beloved Seahawks have signed NFL superstar Derek Rackley, longsnapper without a team before Darche's injury last year.
Don't dismay, Tim Ruskell and team are notorius for keeping mum and delaying announcements til last minute. Why divulge information to your competitors? Expect cellular minutes to be exhausted by general managers, players agents and players.
Most Recent Free Agency Headlines ===>
Seahawks specific headlines
Deon Grant interviewed and speaks of the leadership he brings (Discuss)
Free agent options for the Seattle Seahawks (Discuss)
Seahawks Free Agency Review - Analysis of offseason so far
Seahawks hire assassin to knock off the dancing Jackson (Discuss)
Ruskell likes his pork pulled and meat smoked as contract nears
NFL at large headlines
SuperBowl losing Bears get thrown into the Brigg - ProBowler holds out (Discuss)
Hutch and Viking love boat going down in flames/burning to waterline (Discuss)
Cardinals sneaking around the hood and getting busted soliciting for prostitution
New York Giants fans bury heads in sand, turn in tiki torch for a drone (Discuss)
Steelers free fall and their only response is - "Talk to Ma Hand"
PREVIOUS Free Agency Headlines ===>
Seahawks specific headlines
Justice Marshall drops hammer, "Grants" a continuance for the defense (Discuss)
Hawks front office takes a whiz - Whiz-strom sent packing (Discuss)
That Ain't Kosher: Porkchop Visiting Steelers (Discuss)
Could Wistrom Be A Cap Casualty? (Discuss)
Stevens Test Drives the Black Pearl (Discuss)
Falcon mutates into Seahawk - Kerney joins the nest (Discuss)
Hawks front office signs 2 free agents! (Discuss)
Dielman Charges Away - What now? (Discuss)
Come Heller High Water: Backup TE Re-signed (Discuss)
Darrell Jackson moving to Jacksonville? (Discuss)
Locklear tendered at 1st round level (Discuss)
Hackett tendered at 2nd round level (Discuss)
Babineaux tendered at 2nd round level (Discuss)
Koutouvides tendered at lowest level (Discuss)
Craig Terrill is tendered at lowest level (Discuss)
Offensive line prospects Seahawks (Discuss)
NFL at large headlines
From Super Bowl to Toilet Bowl: Raiders Ink Rhodes Despirate for Worker-Bees: Giants trade for Droughns
Beware of women thrown from car in St Louis - Rams sign McMichael (Discuss)
Ronnie Mexico is now blowing Horn - WR signs for Falcons (Discuss)
Shuffling OUT of Buffalo: McGahee dealt to the Ravens
Touchy Feely to Dolphins: Figures No Crowd = No Noise
Missing his old Prison Garb, Lewis Signs with Browns
Safe Sacks? Ramsey Wears Circle in Broncos Wallet (Discuss)
Sacre Bleu! J.P. Darche Signs with the Chiefs (Discuss)
Saints Grab Their Johnson - Former 49er TE signs (Discuss)
Cracker crumbles - Graham heading home to Broncos (Discuss)
Warden re-signs with Bengals/Canadian annoints them AFC Champ (Discuss)
Gale-Force Winds Blow into Miami: Joey Porter Signs with 'Fins (Discuss)
Niners Answer LB Question: If Tully can't Banta, nobody Cain!
Oh Henry! Broncos hungry for RB and sign Travis (Discuss)
Jets keeping up with the Jones in acquiring Bears RB (Discuss)
Green-faced texans caught with their pants down without a Bush (Discuss)
Dallas signs castoff Cardinal OL for $50 million (Discuss)
Detroit White Out: Lions grab Bucs defensive end (Discuss)
Rams ink Receiver Drew Bennett to a contract (Discuss)
No doubting Thomas, Adalius the engine who could...be Pat (Discuss)
Premiere blocking TE Kyle Brady signed by New England (Discuss)
Garcia joins Jack Sparrow and the Buccaneers (Discuss)
Buccaneers seek plumber to fix hole in ship (Discuss)
Saints sign free agent guard Jon Stinchcomb (Discuss)
Browns order a Stein(bach) from Cincinnati (Discuss)
Bills unveil new Dock(ery) on Lake Erie (Disucss)
Rams Hall in their first player via trade (Discuss)
Like a Rolling Stone: Patriots Cast Off Dillon (Discuss)
Falcons Release almost-Seahawk Edge Hartwell
Plummer threatens retirement to nullify trade to Tampa (Discuss)
First free agent signing is OT Tony Pashos
Snake's on a Plane: Plummer to Tampa? (Discuss)
Peppers will not restructure $15 million cap hit (Discuss)
Hannum and Bledsoe released by Cowboys (Discuss)
Saints blow their Horn - cleanup aisle 6 (Discuss)
Running back Jamal Lewis cut by Ravens (Discuss)
Broncos bust their nuts on ridiculous trade (Discuss)
Dielman changing his postal address (Discuss)
Big mouth Joe Porter shown the door (Discuss)
All teams are required by the CBA to remain under a salary cap. Current salary cap status for each team are tentative due to bonuses and player cuts that are on-going at this time. On page 2 of current salary cap status, you will find the franchise tender dollar amounts.
Ruskell is determined to get this team back to the Super Bowl and he has a plan, “We’re happy with a lot of the roster we already have,” Ruskell said. “We’ll be aggressive in free agency – not with the quantity, but with the quality. We know what direction we’re going.”
Our NFL Correspondent from Denmark, Kelly, chimes in with some Free Agency FAQs. Mike Sando reports that Kris Dielman will be in Seattle Friday and Kerney arriving on Saturday. John Clayton discloses on KJR that the Hawks prefer Graham over Stevens at TE.
Seahawk Nation is already speculating on which Seahawk players will be released by the front office. Others are predicting the Seahawk free agents who Tim Ruskell and company will sign.
[Editorial comments of this article taken in SeahawkBlue Forums]
By The Watchdog
After the first full weekend of free agency, and with the earliest season lock in the history of the NFL, I am hereby commissioned to tell you all that there is no need to even play the first 18 weeks this season. What's the point? If I'm understanding correctly, there is already a team that will be so deadly and devastating that it will not only win the Superbowl, but scare the other team so badly that they will refuse to take the field.
If you haven't yet figured out the new NFL super-power that rivals Zeus himself, then either you live under a rock, or haven't seen one of the hundreds of orgasmic drunks across town swinging from the rafters at the 49er bar.
Yeah, I know they have been having a good FA period so far, but listening to some of these fools would have you giving away all your earthly possessions, and making a pilgrimage to San Francisco to meet the new Messiah himself - Nate Clements.
This 49er thread is high quality entertainment.
Nate Clements vs. Champ Bailey ... REALLY?
The good people on the bad fault-line were only giddy at first, but then throw in the signings of WR Ashley Lelie and SS Michael Lewis and suddenly they became down-right loopy.
This years 49ers without a doubt are not only a shoo-in to take the March crown from the Washington Redskins, but are setting their sights on breaking the Cardinals 3-year pre-season sexy-pick slobber-fest award, presented by the "expert analaysts."
It just doesn't seem right for one team to have so much excitement while the Seahawks fans are left wishing for good news like a spurned lover sitting for hours by the telephone only to be shunned and insulted and used by their own coveted potential saviour.
It's a pretty good trick these days to out cackle the Cardinals this time of year, I'll give em that much. Well as much as I hate to admit it, the 49er fans have alot to be excited about. But beyond the myopia, there are two distinct possibilities that loom in the near future.
There's gonna be an NFC West dog-fight this year, and Champ Bailey may die.
[Comments taken in SeahawkBlue Forums]
Labels: NFC West