Early in this free agency window, we saw additions to the Seahawks roster with the additions of Gerald Everett, Aldon Smith, Gabe Jackson and Akhello Witherspoon. Given the limited wiggle room in terms of available salary-cap space the Seahawks have, is that all we are going to see in terms to close out free agency moves by John Schneider and Co.?
Or could the inevitable new deal Jamaal Adams is going to receive add to the $4 million dollars of salary cap space available and allow for at least one more free agent addition?
With this in mind, I will go through the top 12 free agents currently available and assess the possibility of the Seahawks making a move to add them to the current roster.
Free agents available to the Seahawks
1. Steven Nelson, Nelson was released by the Steelers and despite much speculation about possible landing spots has yet to be snapped up by any franchise. At age 28 and having been paid an average of $8.6 million over his two years in Seattle, he is likely to be available for less than that in the current market.
However, with the Seahawks having added Witherspoon and Tre Brown (via the draft) already and having plenty of players already competing for a limited number of roster spots at the CB positions, it is unlikely the Seahawks will go after Nelson unless he became available at a real bargain price.
I would say there is at best a 10% chance of the Seahawks adding Nelson to their roster.
2. Mitchell Schwartz, Schwartz is the first of the discarded Chiefs offensive line in this list, with the Chiefs having set about rebuilding their offensive line following their super bowl capitulation to the Bucs.
At the age of 32 and having averaged a salary of $7.6 million over 5 years as a Chief, Schwartz will be looking for a three-year deal at least I would expect. With Brandon Shell and Cedric Ogbuehi set to compete for the starting RT slot with the Seahawks it is unlikely they will look to add at this position.
I estimate that there is a 5% chance at best of the Seahawks acquiring Schwartz.