Fresh off their first Super Bowl win in franchise history, the Seahawks are already working on their roster for the 2014 football season.
On Monday, they signed three players to future contracts — tight end Travis Beckum, linebacker Mike Taylor and defensive back Terrance Parks.
Of the three, Beckum has the most experience in the NFL. Drafted in the 3rd-round of the 2009 draft by the New York Giants, he played in 48 games in three seasons and recorded 26 catches for 264 yards and three touchdowns. He hasn’t played since the 2011 season.
He will be joining a tight end core that is considered one of the Seahawks weaknesses as the team prepares for the 2014 NFL draft. The Seahawks currently have Zach Miller, Luke Willson, Kellen Davis, Anthony McCoy and Cooper Helfet as the other tight ends on their roster.
Taylor went undrafted in 2013 after suffering a sports hernia in his senior season at Wisconsin, where he played on the same team as Russell Wilson. Taylor was on the Seahawks practice squad for a week in December was later released.
Parks has no NFL experience and is in his second year out of Florida State.
The Seahawks have also signed nine other players to future contracts for 2014. According to the AP, they are: quarterback B.J. Daniels, cornerback Akeem Auguste, wide receiver Phil Bates, defensive tackle Michael Brooks, defensive tackle Dewayne Cherrington, wide receiver Arceto Clark, tight end Cooper Helfet, defensive tackle D’Anthony Smith and guard Jared Smith.
The Seattle Times noted that the Seahawks can have up to 90 players when offseason activities begin in the spring.