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Hawks 2013 free agency tracker

Post by Eric Williams on March 13, 2013 at 6:09 am with 10 Comments »
March 13, 2013 6:11 am

The Seattle Seahawks tendered restricted free agents free safety Chris Maragos, long snapper Clint Gresham and defensive tackle Clinton McDonald. Maragos and Gresham were tendered at a level where Seattle will have the right of first refusal should the duo sign an offer sheet with another team.

McDonald was a tendered at a level to match his draft status when he entered the league as seventh-round pick in 2009 with Cincinnati. If McDonald signs with another team, the Seahawks will receive a seventh-round draft choice as compensation.

HEADING TO SEATTLE?

WR Percy Harvin
Status: Agreed to a six-year, $67 million contract with $25.5 million guaranteed.

TE Darren Fells
Status: Signed a three-year, futures contract with Seahawks.

DB/Returner Will Blackmon
Status: Signed a one-year, $715,000 deal with Seahawks

DE John Abraham
Status: Visited Seattle and San Francisco last week.

STAYING PUT?

FS Chris Maragos
Status: Tendered to right of first refusal

LS Clint Gresham
Status: Tendered to right of first refusal

DT Clinton McDonald
Status: Tendered to seventh-round choice.

MOVING ON?

DE Jason Jones
Status: Scheduled to visit Detroit.

STILL WAITING
DT Alan Branch, LB Leroy Hill, CB Marcus Trufant, K Steven Hauschka, TE Cameron Morrah, OL Frank Omiyale.

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  1. I’ll feel much better with the Harvin trade if we can add an Abraham, unless they are going to play Harvin on defense on passing situations and blitz him from the slot so he can rack up sack numbers, too.

  2. Who needs defense when you score 56 points per game.

  3. Dukeshire says:

    For one of the league’s best defenses, there sure is a lot of hand wringing about it… Just saying.

  4. I like that we got Harvin, but how many games did we lose because of our O once Wilson was free to let loose? How many did we lose because of our D? I can see how some can be worried about not doing anything right away about the D, but on the otherhand it is still early. I do hope we address the D more than just in the draft. Go Hawks, go Harvin, go FO.

  5. Dukeshire–The handwringing over the D is justified, or did you not see our second half collapses vs powerhouses like Detroit and Miami, not to mention the meltdown vs Atlanta? Add to that the fact that currently we have no starting-caliber DT to play alongside Mebane, the best DT FA Desmond Bryant has signed elsewhere, no one knows if Clemons will ever be the same or when he can return, we have no clear-cut option to play opposite the Leo, and Seattle has spent most of their cap space to sign Harvin, and I’d say there’s plenty of reason to worry.

    If there’s one thing I’ve learned by watching 29 years of football, its that defenses dont just pick up where they left off. Especially with key parts changing. Teams figured out how to run against Seattle in the last quarter of the season, and Atlanta really exposed us. A lot of that I feel was due to leg injuries that Mebane and Bryant were playing through, but Mebanes would seem to be chronic and Bryant could end up gimpy next year as well.

    While I trust Schneider and Carrol to fix the leaks and improve the D, I must admit with Branch a FA and no clear replacement, Im a little nervous.

  6. I’m wondering what Schneider’s plan is for Alan Branch. At his point, nothing is more critical than upgrading/replacing/keeping a playmaker at his position. The best outcome would be to keep him at a reasonable price, but I have to think that some 3-4 teams would be happy to overpay him.

    I’m glad to see that Maragos and Macdonald are likely staying.

    Anyone else scheduled to visit?

  7. tealskin says:

    As far as agonizing over the defensive needs, would think the FO is very well aware of their needs and considering their track record, have something in mind. Don’t think they lost their minds and are oblivious. If we don’t see some adjustments by August I’ll be worried. Would expect to see improvement by players already on the roster as well.

  8. tealskin says:

    Jason Jones signed with Detroit. The pressure mounts. Wonder why the Hawks didn’t make a push to keep him? Maybe injury issues? Seemed effective when healthy.

  9. Dukeshire says:

    STTBM – Im not going to get into a whope thing here simply ecause I’m not interested in changing your view. But, the few issues this defense has (and just know I’ve been beating the d line drum for three offseasons now) had more to do with scheme than personnel. Simply put, if this defense were in as dire straights as some here would have us believe there wouldn’t have been just “late game collapses” they would have been full game collapses and we just didnt see that, primarily.

    Moreover, Harvin’s arrival doesn’t signal some type of choice between filling the few holes on D and not.

  10. bbnate420 says:

    They should keep Branch, Hauschka, and possibly Omiyale from that still waiting list. They could sign someone else analogous to Omiyale. There are a number of 3rd T options. Unless they can get Phil Dawson, they should bring Hauschka back.

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