The Seahawks are working to re-sign Byron Maxwell.
We all know what Maxwell is in the Seattle defense, and how he fits in Seattle. He didn’t fare so well in Philadelphia or Miami. If he is to go somewhere else, it would need to be a Seahawks style defense. After the release of Richard Sherman, it is important to keep a player like Byron Maxwell to have a veteran with all the young corners Seattle will have on the roster this year.
Silence on Luke Willson, is he still in our plans?
Little information has been bandied about regarding Luke Willson this off-season. After signing Ed Dickson, the Seahawks depth chart is currently Dickson, Nick Vannett and Tyrone Swoopes. Willson could slot back in as the 2nd tight end, but would he be willing to do so behind Dickson? Playing second fiddle to Jimmy Graham is entirely different from sitting behind Dickson. With Pete Carroll’s interest in becoming a running team again, Willson was a barely adequate blocker and doesn’t feel like a great fit anymore. Still, he is a good team-mate and a great fit in the locker room while also bringing needed speed at tight end. Do not count the Seahawks out until Willson signs.
DeMarco Murray is a target. Mike Davis and Thomas Rawls are looking elsewhere leaving a spot for a 2nd back to join Chris Carson.
DeMarco is another notable name, and has been discussed how he fits in Seattle. Mike Davis is testing the waters, leaving a spot in the running tandem here in Seattle. Murray would not likely be the backup to Carson, at least not until Carson proves he is a better option. At the very least Murray brings good NFL experience, excellent hands and experience sharing the backfield with a young prospect like he did in Tennessee. For the right price, this could be a decent signing for the Seahawks.
DJ Fluker has visited Seattle.
Finally an offensive lineman! But why is the first lineman we bring in DJ Fluker? Fluker is a former first round pick, who has never lived up to his potential. He played for the Giants last season. Yes, the Giants and their terrible offensive line. Maybe the one place in the NFL who had a line worse than Seattle’s last season. We must like something about the Giants line though, we hired Mike Solari from the Giants and now I assume with his blessing, are looking at the former Giants guard. He brings tremendous size and run blocking talent, but has never been great as a pass blocker. I am not opposed to adding Fluker, but I hope there are better signings or players in the draft headed to Seattle.