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Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on March 12, 2014 at 2:24 pm with 30 Comments »
March 12, 2014 5:09 pm

Update: I can confirm that the Seahawks re-signed McDaniel and have signed wide receiver Taylor Price.

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  1. montanamike2 says:

    He’s a big dude who plays good against the run, glad we kept someone.

  2. Solid signing. I really thought he was a one-year rental last year when he only signed for one-year and then we went out and drafted two DTs. I thought McDaniel would hold down a role and until the rookie DTs had a year of seasoning and they took over.

  3. Ian Rapoport ‏@RapSheet 7m
    The #Seahawks have signed DT Tony McDaniel to a two-year deal with a max value of $6.3M, per source.

  4. grizindabox24 says:

    2yrs/$6.3M max

  5. GeorgiaHawk says:

    That’s what they need to be signing Baldwin for at least, but longer term.

  6. jawpeace says:

    Nice to resign him. I thought McDaniel might not make the team after missing the first three preseason games with injury. Then I saw him in the last one and I was like okay he has a place on this roster.
    I also wonder if the NFL cuts preseason how many guys that needed that fourth game to make the team will be talented and unemployed.

  7. From PFF

    17.15: RE-SIGNING! The Seahawks may have said goodbye to Golden Tate and Chris Clemons earlier today but they’re bringing back a lot of the band that helped them win the Super Bowl. The next man re-signed is Tony McDaniel (per Schefter) who is coming off a career year as a starter in the Seahawks base defensive package. The former 2006 undrafted free agent ended his year with a healthy +13.7 run defense grade and will partner up again with the ever excellent Brandon Mebane to form a formidable duo fronting up the Seahawks defense. It’s not rocket science but when you have a great team keeping players is preferable to adding them.

  8. Historically speaking, restricted free agents who are tendered at the 2nd or 1st round level almost NEVER leave their team. So I am not sure why people persist in worrying about Doug Baldwin – he will be back. Save the angst for next year when he is a UFA.

  9. DisplacedSeahawkFan says:

    Other than placing a second round tender on Baldwin, have we made any moves on offense? I know the FA period has only just begun; however, I’m eager for us to get some offensive weapons.

    Speaking of offensive weapons, since we lost Tate, in the draft I was looking at Brandin Cooks, http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1880880/brandin-cooks , in the first round. He’s an undersized receiver. But he’s durable, and he runs a 4.3 forty. He also experience returning punts. If he’s there at 32 he’s definitely somebody we should pick up.

    It will be interesting to see what our receiving corps looks like next season. Baring some big moves in FA, undoubtedly, we’ll have to draft receivers. If we lose Miller, and it looks like we will, the only receiver Wilson will have significant playing time with is Baldwin. That will hurt Wilson, and our average passing game, some.

  10. Good job! He’s a good player, and worth the money.

    We’ve got Monstar to back up him and Mebane, and Hill and Scruggs backing up Bennett there on passing downs. Not too shabby…

    While its sad to see McDonald and especially Tate go, it allows us to keep guys like McDaniels and Bennett.

  11. PFT says Seattle signed Taylor Price. Big deal. He’s 6′ tall 204 lbs, ran a 4.41 40 at the combine, and ended up on IR two years in a row for the Jaguars after washing out with the Pats. Another guy who cant run routes for squat…or block…

    Not encouraging. Camp fodder, just like the CFL guy.

  12. Not so certain the “CFL guy” Chris Mathews is camp fodder.

    This draft is SO deep in taller WR’s. I won’t be surprised to see Seattle take one in round 1 or 2.

  13. vichawkfan says:

    It will interesting to watch Jermichael Bullfrog Finley line up at WR and making the same impact, I mean greater impact than Tate did. And for super cheap. Oh wait, let me tuck away my crystal ball.

  14. Jermichael Finley

    http://www.nfl.com/player/jermichaelfinley/1072/careerstats

    And from PFF…..
    3. Jermichael Finley

    2013 Grade: -2.8
    2013 Snaps: 259

    Jermichael Finley was another tight end that unfortunately dealt with a significant injury in 2013. It speaks to the quality of this tight end class that a player who hasn’t even been cleared to play after undergoing spinal fusion surgery will possibly be the best TE to hit the open market. After dropping 25 passes over the past 3 seasons, and sustaining such a serious injury, Finley’s ranking on this list certainly can come into question. However, he’s that combination of speed and size that offensive coaches gush over. Additionally, the athletic tight end doesn’t line up in the slot as much as you may think. In 2012, his last full season, of the 535 pass routes Finley ran, just 130 of them came out of the slot. With the Packers using 11 personnel more often than many of the other teams in the league, Finley was asked to play in-line more than one might think.

    Another issue for Finley has been his relationship with his quarterback. Despite being teammates with Aaron Rodgers since 2008, Finley has taken some steps back in his receiving. Most notably, in 2011 and 2012, the former Longhorn dropped 14 and 9 passes respectively. He vowed he and his QB would get onto the same page, but they never looked comfortable, and Rodgers started finding Jordy Nelson, Greg Jennings (in 2011-12), James Jones, and Randall Cobb more frequently. With former position coach Ben McAdoo in New York now, the connecting of dots could find Finley with Giants in 2014. However, he still needs to be medically cleared.

  15. STTBM, Monster has degenerative knees. The chances of him having a NFL career are slim. I would love to see the guy come back and have an awesome career but I wouldn’t pencil him in for 16 games next year.

    Vichawkfan, Finley has to prove his neck surgery has 100% healed. If so, could be a great signing but we won’t know until he gets hit a few times. Without a doubt this team takes a receiver fairly high in the draft.

    As far as CFL players, there has been a few that came to the NFL and did alright. Moon and Browner jump to mind with a Seahawks connection. You have to remember that some of those players are there because they don’t fit the NFL mold, per experts like Kipper and the such. If any staff could careless about NFL mold type players, it’s this staff.

  16. I know. Even if Williams can play at all, his career will likely be short. He’ll never get the big contract. We’ll see what preseason brings–Lord knows, Ive mentioned his knees enough in the past not to ever count on him. Im sure he’s just a body with a chance, not a guy Carrol and JS are counting on.

    As for CFL players, it worked well with Browner for us, and Wake and some others for different teams, so no harm in looking under rocks. As with Monstar, just dont count on them panning out…

  17. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Browns release Weeden.

    I was high on Weeden in the 2012 draft, but the FO went and drafted this short guy. What’s his name?

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10596222/cleveland-browns-release-quarterback-brandon-weeden

  18. Ray_Maines says:

    The first few days of Free Agency is the most fun for us fans because it’s the time all the Stupid Money gets spent by stupid teams. Smart teams spend the first few days wrapping up their own guys with fair contracts, waving goodbye to good players who are lucky enough to sign with a stupid for stupid money, and waiting for the bargain price players who will always be available the following week.

    So far, the Seahawks have signed a couple of their own guys to fair contracts, watched a few role players leave and, um, not much else.

    Go ‘Hawks!

  19. Chris Clemons visiting his old pal Gus in Jacksonville–

  20. grizindabox24 says:

    It only takes one stupid team to set market value

  21. Ray_Maines says:

    That should have been “wave goodbye to players lucky enough to sign with stupid TEAMS…”

    But let me add: How cool a recruiting tool is it to tell a free agent that even Seahawk role players (thinking of you Obie and Maragos) cash in after being on the roster?

  22. Dukeshire says:

    TNT Seahawk Insider, you place to read all the tweets regarding Seahawk news. lol

    This comment probably belongs in the previous thread, but Clemons was all but invisible after the bye and really only played well again in the Super Bowl. In any case…

  23. WiscCory says:

    Yes! for Tony.

    I hated to lose Clint, but at least we keep Tony and Costco.

    I, on a personal note, hated to see Maragos leave, cause his family lives about 15 minutes away from me. Glad he’ll continue his NFL career, tho. Honorable guy!

    Not a basher, however I don’t mind Tate being gone.

    Lastly, I’m glad to see the Hawks make it through the first 2 days without unloading cash on one of the early signings. Things get cheaper with each day that passes.

  24. Ray_Maines says:

    and CC is 32 years old, coming off of major knee injury and counted something like 7.5M against the cap. Love ya. Write if you find work.

    And for what it’s worth, Richard Sherman just posted this on Facebook (too funny):

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=643027242439246&set=a.166057960136179.40422.141949559213686&type=1&theater

  25. montanamike2 says:

    I’m for keeping the core together.

  26. Sarcasticus says:

    I’m for always improving the team with the constraints imposed by the salary cap. I am against keeping things the same just because it feels safe.

  27. Good, any word on Hatcher yet? Go Hawks

  28. He’s a poor man’s Red Bryant. We needed to keep him. I’d like to see him at 5DE this year along with DT.

  29. Screensmoke says:

    Is the cowboy smokin crack?

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