Seahawks free agency: all the gains, big and small
These gentlemen will likely start for the Seahawks
Ed Dickson. The former Carolina Panther will start his ninth season in the league in Seattle. Speaking of starts, he has 85 in his career. Mainly used as a blocker, his season high is 54 catches with five touchdowns. Last year he averaged 14.6 yards per reception on 30 catches, so don’t think Dickson can only block. The Seahawks signed him to a three year deal for $10.7 million total. For more on Dickson, take a look here.
Barkevious Mingo. Now that’s a big name. Mingo is a first round pick who hasn’t quite lived up to his early promise. He did get six starts last season with the Indianapolis Colts and was in for just over 500 snaps as a linebacker/edge rusher. The fact he got a two year deal shows the Seattle braintrust has some faith in his ability. Pro Football Focus rated him at 72.1 as an edge rusher.
DJ Fluker. Of course the biggest man has such a short name. At 6’5″ and 339 pounds, Fluker is one of the better road graders on the planet. Discussing his meeting with the Seahawks on the John Clayton Show last week, Fluker told Clayton:
"[they] just said they needed a mauler, a guy that’s going to get it done. Fourth-and-one, the guy they want to run behind is D.J. Fluker. And I was just like, ‘You know what? I can be that guy for you.”"
Fluker signed a one year deal, although there still aren’t any details on the money. Jump here for more on Fluker.
Jaron Brown. I’ll put the former Cardinal speedster in probable starter group, although I expect him to be the third wideout. I see him as likely being pushed in camp by Amara Darboh and any newcomers from the draft, too. Last season, his fifth, was a breakthrough for Brown as he posted career highs in receptions, yardage and touchdowns. Brown got a two year deal worth $5.5 million from the Seahawks. For a bit more on Brown, click here.