It may be the offseason for the Seahawks, but there is still lots going on. Here are the important dates for 12s to remember to watch their team improve.
The Seahawks may have an offseason but 12s never do. There is always stuff to follow, like free agency and the NFL draft. How is Russell Wilson and company going to get better in 2019? But also, when do we get to see them make moves to get better. Get your calendars ready because here are the dates 12s will want to note.
February 19th through March 5th
This is the period NFL teams can place the franchise or transition tags on players. Normally the Seahawks are an after-thought during this period. This offseason might be different, however. Seattle can ill-afford to let defensive end Frank Clark leave via free agency, so placing the franchise tag on him is a very real option.
February 26th through March 4th
This is the period of time the NFL Combine takes place. Seattle will send scouts to see which players might move up or down their draft board. We won’t know what the scouts think until draft day, though.
March 11th through March 13th
Seattle will have three days to negotiate with the players on the current roster whose contracts are up. After that, and with no deal being done, Seattle will lose the ability to control the narrative of which players they hope to keep as these players will officially become free agents.
Free agency hits! At 1 pm PT, teams will be able to add players to the 2019 rosters. And 1 pm will also be the deadline for the Seahawks to submit qualifying offers on any of their restricted free agents from the 2018 team.
Seattle can begin offseason workouts. But don’t get too excited. These workouts are non-contact drills, mostly weight lifting and coaching.
April 25th through the 27th
The NFL draft takes place in Nashville, Tennessee in 2019. Seattle currently only has four picks in the draft but this will almost definitely change. Who will be rookies for the Seahawks in 2019? We will find out here.
May 3rd through 6th or May 10th through 13th
Seattle can hold its first post-draft minicamp over a three day period on one of these weekends, just not both. Seattle has had its hand slapped recently for too much contact in offseason practices so they won’t make that mistake here.