There were several big moves in the NFL on Monday due to free agency. But the Seahawks were among the few teams making no moves. This is no surprise as Seattle normally is slow to make free agency moves. Still, it can be a little frustrating to see lots of talent signing elsewhere.
Here are some of the more notable changes that took place on Monday (signings will become official on Wednesday when the new league year starts.)
Seahawks potential targets off the board
While it may have not been realistic, I was hoping Seattle might have grabbed one or two really good offensive linemen in free agency but that is seemingly less and less likely to happen. Former Packers center Corey Linsley left to go to the Los Angeles Chargers on a reported five-year and $62.5 million deal. Former Patriots guard Joe Thuney is signing with the Chiefs on a five-year and $80 million contract. So Kansas City released offensive linemen last week and managed to get better. Will Seattle do the same?
Edge rushers Romeo Okwara and Yannick Ngakoue won’t be wearing Seahawks uniforms either. Ngakoue is going to sign a two-year, $26 million deal with the Raiders and Okwara is going to re-sign with the Detroit Lions. Bud Depree is going from the Steelers to the Titans for five-years (five years seems to be the going rate) and $85 million. Trey Hendrickson is signing with the Bengals for four years and $60 million.
I was also hopeful that the Seahawks might bring defensive tackle Shelby Harris in but he is staying with the Broncos for three-years and $27 million.
The Patriots made massive moves Monday reportedly singing 11 players, including tight end Jonnu Smith.
NFC West acquisitions
Seattle saw Carlos Hyde leave to go to the Jaguars for two-years and $6 million.
Overall the rest of the NFC West didn’t do much either. The Cardinals re-signed four of their own players. Leonard Floyd is staying with the Rams. The 49ers re-signed three of their own free agents but did bring in linebacker Samson Ebukam (from the Rams) and he could be a great fit in the 49ers system.