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A quick look at Hawks roster

Post by Eric Williams on March 11, 2012 at 7:03 am with 18 Comments »
March 27, 2012 3:45 pm

As free agency approaches Tuesday, here’s a quick look by position at what players are locked up for the Seattle Seahawks and what players are set to hit free agency.

By my count, the Seahawks have 57 58 (CB Ron Parker is signed through 2013) players currently on the 80-man roster, 16 unrestricted free agents, three restricted free agents and two exclusive rights free agents.

If players have not been noted as restricted or exclusive rights free agents in the comments section, then they are unrestricted free agents.

Quarterback – On the roster: Tarvaris Jackson, Josh Portis
Set to hit free agency: Charlie Whitehurst
Comment: Whitehurst likely will be allowed to test the market.

Running back – On the roster: Marshawn Lynch, Leon Washington, Vai Taua, Tyrell Sutton, Allen Bradford.
Set to hit free agency: Michael Robinson, Justin Forsett
Comment: I’m a little surprised Robinson has not been signed. Forsett is too similar to Washington, but I think there will be some interest in him by other teams.

Tight end – On the roster: Zach Miller, Cameron Morrah, Anthony McCoy, John Nalbone.
Set to hit free agency: John Carlson
Comment: Carlson is receiving interest from several teams, and although the Hawks would like him back, he’ll probably move on. Nalbone is a smooth athlete and decent run blocker, and could make a run at a spot on the final roster during training camp.

Receiver – On the roster: Sidney Rice, Mike Williams, Ben Obomanu, Deon Butler, Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, Kris Durham, Ricardo Lockette, Charly Martin.
Set to hit free agency: None
Comment: Rice and Williams have to stay healthy, and one of the other guys need to emerge as a steady contributor in 2012.

Offensive line – On the roster: Russell Okung, John Moffitt, James Carpenter, Max Unger, Robert Gallery, Breno Giacomini, Lemuel Jeanpierre, Allen Barbre, Brent Osborne, Paul Fanaika.
Set to hit free agency: Paul McQuistan, Mike Gibson.
Comment: I thought McQuistan would be signed already but maybe he will have more interest on the open market after showing some versatility last season. McQuistan could be looking for a place where he can start. Gibson is a restricted free agent.

Defensive line – On the roster: Chris Clemons, Brandon Mebane, Alan Branch, Pep Levingston, Dexter Davis, Pierre Allen, John Graves, Adrian Taylor.
Set to hit free agency: Red Bryant, Anthony Hargrove, Raheem Brock, Clinton McDonald, Jimmy Wilkerson.
Comment: What happens with Bryant in free agency will be one of the more interesting storylines to follow next week. McDonald is an exclusive rights free agent. Wilkerson was on the inured reserve all last year with a knee issue, but Seattle had high hopes for the Oklahoma product as a situational pass rusher.

Linebacker – On the roster: K.J. Wright, Malcolm Smith, Mike Morgan, Adrian Moten, Jameson Konz, Tressor Baptiste.
Set to hit free agency: Leroy Hill, David Hawthorne, Heath Farwell, Matt McCoy, David Vobora.
Comment: This group could see the most turnover, with starters Hill and Hawthorne set to hit the market.

Cornerback – On the roster: Brandon Browner, Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell, Walter Thurmond, Coye Francies, Jesse Hoffman, Phillip Adams, Ron Parker.
Set to hit free agency: Marcus Trufant, Ron Parker, Roy Lewis, Kennard Cox.
Comment: Cox is an exclusive rights free agent. Seattle is much younger and has more depth at this position than a year ago.

Safety – On the roster: Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Chris Maragos, Jeron Johnson.
Set to hit free agency: Atari Bigby.
Comment: Bigby could return to back up Chancellor, but also might be looking for a place where he can compete for a starting job.

Specialty – On the roster: P Jon Ryan, LS Clint Gresham.
Set to hit free agency: K Steven Hauschka
Comment: Hauschka is a restricted free agent and has been tendered at $1.26 million, which gives Seattle the right of first refusal.

Roster Analysis
Leave a comment Comments → 18
  1. I think the roster is on hold until Manning decides where he will play and then a lot of contracts will be offered.

  2. Palerydr says:

    I thought I was a real fan of the Hawks then I look at the roster and realize there are 13 guys I never heard of….

  3. seahawk44 says:

    The Vikings just cut Steve Hutchinson.

    The Raiders just extended Aaron Curry.

    Brandon Jacobs would be a nice backup punch to Beastmode. Can you imagine the dread that defenses would feel with that big guy coming into the game after they had given everything to tackle Lynch? Then Washington would be a true quick change of pace. Seahawks could have the #1 rushing attack in the NFL.

  4. Goodbye Charlie, can you please take the other clowns with you?

    I was really hoping that McQuistan would have signed by now, too. I hope he comes back.

    Get rid of Gallery and bring back Hutch!

  5. I’d pass on Jacobs he doesn’t run like he weighs 260. Plus he’s gonna want starter money that’s why the Giants released him he was complaining about money all year. No way the Hawks tie up more cap into the RB spot. I look for them to draft a RB in the later rounds.

  6. Bobby I can’t believe you posted that. Bring back the traiterous rat bastage? Not me.

  7. Dukeshire says:

    Something to consider: Seattle may not be pressing to re-sign Red because they like what they have in Pep Levingston. Perhaps they’re unwilling to sign him to they type of contract he’ll be looking for in FA because of that.

  8. It will be interesting to see what they do with the front seven. I expect a couple new starting linebackers in place of Hawthorne and Hill. I hope they re-sign Red but it will be interesting to see if any teams are targeting him.

  9. If Red is not re-signed I expect Alan Branch to move to the 5-technique, and they will pursue a new 3-technique. Making those changes would improve the interior pass rush.

  10. Dukeshire says:

    I think that’s the obvious move, as well. But what we’re saying is that there are options at the 5. Red leaving is not the end of the world.

  11. princeaden says:

    I would like to see us sign Michael Bush to go along with Lynch. Draft Foles in the 2md or 3rd round and continue to build through the Draft. If the concern is that Portis in not yet ready to back up, my thought is , is that He’s better than Charlie any day of the week.

  12. Sign Hutch. Draft DeCastro. Play with four guards, in addition to the two tackles. Take one of the OL and convert them to blocking TE. Don’t need a QB. Trade Jackson and Portis in for OL depth! LOL!

  13. HawkfaninMT says:

    A few thoughts:

    Brandon Jacobs reportedly wanted 2M per year, Giants offered 1.5M + incentives and he turned them down. So the question is: Is he worth 2M per for you? I actually would like it if he signed a 2 yr, 4M deal. Just my opinion

    Hawks offered Red “Mebane like money.” With that being said, the ball is in his court because I don’t want the Hawks to pay more than that. I would be just as fine moving Branch out and bringing in Jones from Tenn to play the 3-Tech. Or letting Red walk and signing Super Mario

    Hutch can eff off. Thats all I have to say about that.

    Some lesser talked about players I am looking into this weekend for the draft:
    Jerrel Worthey in the 2nd
    Tommy Streeter in the 3rd
    Bruce Irvin in the 3rd/4th
    Sean Spence in the 3rd
    Bobby Wagner in the 5th (I know we don’t have one yet)
    Danny Trevethan (spelling?) in the 4th/5th

  14. I love Mebane. I love Red. They are two of my favorite Seahawks.

    I don’t think Red is millions better than Mebane though. No way.

    At least w/the situation of Mebane, he’s not expected to get 8-10 sacks. Red plays a position where getting to the QB is part of the (usual) job description. Don’t get me wrong, I want Red back, but I think he needs to be realistic of what he’s worth, too.

  15. The only thing that worries me is how we played against the run 2 seasons ago when Red went down. Are we truly prepared to play without him, ESPECIALLY since our LB core is REALLY weak right now (IMO)

    That being said – I do trust what the Twins (PC/JS) have in mind on defense. they still scare me to death on offense, not sold on what the have done so far. Carpenter is still a “?”, Okung can’t stay healthy. Tjack, Whitehurst, Rice- injury concerns. The only HIT they have made so far on offense is Lynch

  16. It wasn’t that Red went down all by himself. It was like a machine gun where Cole and Mebane went down, too.

  17. HockTock says:

    Jacobs is clearly on the decline & Lynch is already a solid short yardage back. Tolbert does more for me there, plus he is a solid receiver & can play Fullback. If we get Flynn I’d sign Red & draft an edge rusher @ 12. Hawethorne should be a priority, look for Malcolm Smith to fill in where Hill was with a veteran to challenge him.

    McQuistan is a pretty good run blocker, not so much in passing situations. A good depth guy. I’d also draft Cousins in the 2nd.

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