NWSB Managing Editor Q tells us today the Seattle Seahawks signaled their intent to lock up their own BEST players first in NFL Free Agency. Red Bryant has re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks for 5 years, $35 million, including $14.5 million guaranteed. This is a huge signing for Pete Carroll and John Schneider. Its always important to keep your own guys when building a team in the mold you want.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us last season the Seahawks drafted KJ Wright which allowed them to cut ties with the grossly underperforming Aaron Curry. Seattle also drafted Malcolm Smith. This year the Seahawks have to decide if they want to bring back LeRoy Hill and David Hawthorne. Free agent Curtis Loftin is an option and will turn 25 before the start of the season.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us last off-season the Seahawks signed Alan Branch away from the Cardinals in free agency, and were able to re-sign Mebane to a 5 year $25 million dollar contract. This year they need to sign Mario Williams and possibly bring back Big Red Bryant. He hopes the Seahawks can do both. Will Anthony Hargrove be back?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us last year the Seahawks were able to sign pro bowl tight end Zach Miller giving Seattle a true multidimensional tight end they had previously been lacking in John Carlson. Dallas Clark is available in 2012. Is he worth a roster spot? Are Cameron Morrah and Anthony McCoy good enough to stick?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us last year Seattle put a lot of effort into improving this group. No move was bigger than the addition of Offensive Line/Assistant Head Coach Tom Cable. They could look to upgrade/replace aging guard Robert Gallery. Does Seattle need a guard? 27 year old with 4 years experience Carl Nicks is available.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us the Seahawks will not look to make a huge splash here but could look to upgrade the depth of the 5th or 6th player on the roster at this position. Mario Manningham a 25 year old speedster would be nice. Ben Obomanu and Mike Williams are candidates for being cut possibly tomorrow.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us the what a great move it was by the Seahawks to sign Marshawn Lynch a 25 year old power back with 5 years experience who can handle the majority of the workload. He says they must re-sign Michael Robinson a 29 year old fullback coming off a season where he played in his first pro bowl.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us the Peyton Manning recruiting adventure began Friday with a visit to the Denver Broncos. Now it seems the Seahawks are out of the running for his services. Brett points out Seattle has Tarvaris Jackson and Josh Portis, but could look at Matt Flynn now, Kyle Orton, Chad Henne, Rex Grossman or just wait till April and draft a kid.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell tells us its the end of the line for Tacoma’s Marcus Trufant in a Seattle uniform. His bad back and lofty salary finally led to the end of his career with his hometown team. Clinton says Marcus Trufant has always been a class act, and he hopes that he continues his career in the same fashion that he played here in Seattle. NOT in the NFC West.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger and 12th man season ticket holder Brett Bivens says even if Peyton Manning is ready to go and play at the level he was at in the 2010 season he is better suited for a team that is a quarterback away from being championship contenders. One that has a window that will close in the next couple years. A team that comes to mind for him is the San Francisco 49ers.
Seahawks insider Brandon Choate breaks down 5 reasons why he thinks it was a smart move by the Seattle Seahawks to re-sign Marshawn Lynch. Lynch’s love of skittles and stiff arms earned the respect of the fans and the front office who are now able to go after other players like Red Bryant and Mario Williams.
Seattle Seahawks blogger and NWSB managing editor Q tells us the attorney for free agent linebacker Leroy Hill says charges of marijuana possession in Atlanta have been dropped. Hill’s lawyer, Edward T. M. Garland, says urine tests taken after the arrest came up negative. A team can now sign Hill without worrying about discipline from the NFL stemming from this incident.