2019 Seahawk Signings
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Franchise Tag DE Frank Clark
FA K Jason Myers 4-year $15-16M deal
RFA DL Quinton Jefferson (5th-round Tender)
RFA OT George Fant (2nd-round Tender)
Re-Sign LB Mychal Kendricks 1-year $4M deal
Re-Sign LB KJ Wright 2-year $15.5M deal
Re-sign OG DJ Fluker 2-year deal
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Jason Myers will end up being a great signing. His deal is team friendly and it shows the Seahawks are finally coming around on valuing the kicker properly. Excited for that, weird as it sounds.
Is there a chance Simmons pushes for the starting LG position? There wasn’t much drop off at RG last year when he was in and I’d feel good with Iupati was depth more than starting at this point in his career.
We can still sign one more player and keep our compensation picks right?
IMHO: A good kicker is worth 1-2 games a year....if not more.
We know Blair cost us a ton of games 2 years ago; I can't recall Janikowski costing us a game... he was just either on (80% of the season) or not... blowing out a hammy on kick.
So weird that they got Fluker that cheap.. Hes worth well more than his contract for the Seahawks.
Well PFF did rate him really poorly this year.
Which really is evidence they often dont know what they are talking about. Especially O line play. They dont know the calls, they dont know the assignment, they dont know who was meant to help.. I do think there is some value in analytics in football for sure. I think unless youre actually working for the team though , its very difficult to do. And one sign of that is baseball analytic guys who write, often eventually get hired and their numbers end up predictive. Football analytics by "civilians" are rarely predictive and often just go right in the face of what you see or how a team is evaluating a player. Fluker is a great example.. Carroll made it known early he was a priority to bring back. Would that have been true if they had him graded really poorly?
Seahawks have officially announced they've re-signed LB Mychal Kendricks.
The Seahawks are bringing back linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who played well in limited opportunities last season, primarily while filling in for an injured K.J. Wright. Kendricks, who appeared in four games, starting three, recorded 19 tackles, two sacks and one pass defensed playing weakside linebacker in place of Wright. With Wright also re-signing after briefly testing the free-agent waters, the Seahawks have a talented and experienced group of linebackers heading into 2019, led by five-time Pro-Bowl middle linebacker Bobby Wagner.
At this time they've also lost the following players to other teams;
- FS Earl Thomas Baltimore Ravens
- NCB Justin Coleman Detroit Lions
- RB Mike Davis Chicago Bears
- QB Brett Hundley Arizona Cardinals
- OG JR Sweezy Arizona Cardinals
Still a chance Jendricks gets jail time but Seahawks LB group is elite.
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Seahawks.com confirms that CB Neiko Thorpe has re-signed with the Seahawks.
Neiko Thorpe, who has been one of the Seahawks’ top special teams players for the past three seasons, is coming back to Seattle for another year. The Seahawks re-signed Thorpe on Saturday, keeping one of their leaders on special teams who also provides quality depth at cornerback.
Thorpe, 29, was a special teams co-captain last season and recorded five special teams tackles and a fumble recovery in 12 games. As one of Seattle’s best gunners on punt coverage, he was also responsible for downing a number of Michael Dickson punts inside the 20-yard line.
Thorpe, who went undrafted out of Auburn in 2012, began his career with the Kansas City Chiefs, then after spending 2014 and 2015 with Oakland, he signed with Seattle at the beginning of the 2016 season.
People dont talk about Special Teams as much as they should and the Thorpe signing kind of proves it. Back in the day..we used to wonder what Thorpe would develop into and going in to Training Camp we would hope he took a big leap forward and was going to be a starter or what not.
Instead he has made a 6 , going on 7 year career for what he does on 4th downs and after scores. There is a lesson there. If youre a talented but not special football player heading into college.. dont play running back. Try to be a cornerback, failing that a linebacker, failing THAT a safety.. and make sure you can do a lot of things. If you can sorta cover man, and sorta cover in zone, and you tackle and block and get off outside blocks..you are gonna make a lot of rosters.
Sounding more and more like Kearse may come back. Question: is he BACK back or is he camp fodder this time around?
Nick Perry is making the rounds and feels like a JS signing . Hes had some bad stat lines of late but wasnt healthy apparently but now is.. so.. get one of those patented Prove It but we have SOME faith in you contracts ready for him . That would be a great add I think.
I would gladly welcome another drafted WR + Kearse.
Don't feel like the Seahawks need to make any more moves in FA unless someone falls into their lap on the cheap. Maybe some unsigned DL but I feel like the Seahawks can get something in the draft to fill in the gaps.
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Seahawks sign two more DE's
The Seahawks today are also signing defensive end Nate Orchard, who was in for a visit earlier this week.
The Seahawks have signed Cassius Marsh to a one-year deal, per source.
Orchard is an interesting pick up. 2nd round pick in 2015 and 21.5 sacks in just 2 years of college ball..so someone saw some talent there. His rookie season he had 3 sacks and an INT but hasnt done much since. Seattle keeps trying these reclamation projects hoping to strike gold by putting them in the right situation. Dion Jordan flashed 2 years ago but then did nearly nothing last year. Hopefully Orchard does better.
Marsh.. well.. that could mean something. He had 5.5 sacks last year.. which isnt amazing but its not nothing. That was in just situational playing time and was a career high so maybe he's still trending up and is just 26 years old. If we can get 7-8 sacks from him that would be great.