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Seahawks free agents

Post by Eric Williams on Jan. 5, 2010 at 11:10 am with 7 Comments »
January 5, 2010 11:10 am

The Seattle Seahawks will have 17 players not under contract for 2010 who will become free agents. That number includes five players who could be restricted free agents come March. If a new collective bargaining agreement for the league is not reached by then, the requirement for unrestricted free agency for years of service would be raised from four seasons to six for players entering free agency.

Unrestricted free agents – WR Nate Burleson, OL Trevor Canfield, FB Justin Griffith, LS Kevin Houser, LB D.D. Lewis, CB Ken Lucas, K Olindo Mare, OL Damion McIntosh, S Lawyer Milloy, DL Cory Redding,

Restricted free agents – WR Ben Obomanu, OL Brandon Frye.

Potential unrestricted free agents – LB Lance Laury, P Jon Ryan, OL Rob Sims, C Chris Spencer, DL Darryl Tapp.

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  1. bigmike04 says:

    Hey Eric
    Take out Jon Ryan as hawks just resign him to 6yr deal worth 9.1 million and this was reported on seattlepi.com

  2. hawk9680 says:

    Yeah Ryan and ‘Hawks on verge of 6-yr extension here’s the link:
    http://www.canada.com/sports/Ryan+expected+deal+with+Seahawks/2402467/story.html

    Also on Sando’s Blog and Seattle Times Blog.

  3. I’ve seen the report, and linked to it in today’s morning links. But nothing has been confirmed by the team as of yet, so I’m keeping Ryan’s name on here for now.

  4. Eric, Nate’s under contract for 2010, no.? I thought be became a FA after next season. This however, was a voidable year by the Seahawks. Have I missed something? Was that not the case? Was his contract misreported by the PLayers Association?

  5. I hope for a new CBA so there will be good FAs available and so Sims/Spencer will be unrestricted, instead of restricted. I won’t be too mad if we keep Sims around, he was our best OL this season (not that that’s a big accomplishment).

  6. SIms is the type of OL you need on the team, I really hope we get him resigned – he’s even a bit of a “dirt-bag”. He gets his job done, but makes mistakes when he tries to do too much. He is a good solid starting Guard. I would like to move him to the right and draft Iutapi or pick up a FA stud to play LG. I believe (based on what I see in the NFL today) one elite Guard can make a huge difference in those short yardage situations and avoiding negative rushing plays. I also think Unger will always need some help dealing with powerful NT’s (i.e. Hampton, Ngata, etc.) and a powerful LG teamed with Unger at C, and Sims at RG would move our interior OL to one of the best in the NFL. Tackles… whoo, I don’t know… Is Locklear as bad as he looked at LT this year? Or is he just a good pass blocking RT who can’t handle the Left? Can you rotate RT’s? Sometimes Willis looked dominant, sometimes he looked like a bullfighter… Ole!! Either way you slice it we NEED a starting caliber LT. I would prefer to draft one, Okung would be available at 6, maybe even 14… is he the answer? Will Jammal Brown be available in FA? Can we afford him? Is there other LT’s out there who could give us the dominant OL we need? Can we say that the duo of Lock/Willis are good enough at RT? and roll with them battling for the starting spot? At LT, new guy should have to battle with Frye and Frye should be given a good qualifying offer because he is good depth. What do you guys think? I wish we could also resign Spencer, but not at the price he’ll be asking – because I see him as Center depth and competition for Sims/new guy at Guard.

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