ESPN says these two Seahawks should get a lot of free agent buzz

Seattle has many free agent decisions to make soon.

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There should be a lot that happens with the Seattle Seahawks very soon. NFL free agency begins next week with the turn of the new league year, and Seattle still has to create cap room in order to do much of anything in terms of signing players. The team has just enough in cap room currently to sign their 2024 NFL draft picks, fill out their practice squad, and sign a low-budget free agent or two. That will not do, though.

Plus, Seattle may have several free agents they would like to bring back. One of those is defensive lineman Leonard Williams who came over in a midseason trade from the New York Giants this past season. Williams was excellent in pass rush and against the run, one of the few Seattle players to be able to do both well. Or heck, even one of them well.

But in a recent ESPN article about free agents getting a lot of buzz, the site points out two Seahawks that ideally the team might want to keep. If they are truly getting noticed by other teams, that would make re-signing them much more difficult. One of the players would be an in-house fix to a position getting gutted by free agency.

Seattle Seahawks could lose these two players in free agency

The two players ESPN points out are tight end Colby Parkinson and left guard Damien Lewis. The shame of losing Parkinson would be two-fold. One is, as ESPN points out, the tight end has so far been ill-used in Seattle. Hopefully, that was just the fault of offensive coordinator Shane Waldron's scheme and that Waldron wanted to force more passes to the wide receivers. Waldron has left to be the OC for the Chicago Bears, though, and Seattle has replaced him with Ryan Grubb. Grubb might get more production from Parkinson should the tight end re-sign.

The other part of the issue with potentially losing Parkinson is that only Will Dissly would likely be left as a veteran tight end. Noah Fant is also a free agent and probably will be more expensive than Parkinson to re-sign. Of the two, Fant is the more likely to leave in free agency.

ESPN also names left guard Damien Lewis as a name with a lot of buzz currently. Seattle could draft Lewis' replacement, possibly someone like Troy Fautanu, but Lewis has been the Seahawks' best overall offensive lineman over the last four seasons. He may get an offer of $10 million or more a season in free agency. That is probably too rich for Seattle.

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