3 former Seattle Seahawks players who are still surprisingly free agents

NFL free agency is mostly done but these former Seahawks are still looking for homes.
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The Seattle Seahawks are going to have a roster that looks quite different in 2024. Not only that but the coaches directing the players from the sidelines are different as well. If you fell asleep shortly before Week 17 and are just now waking up, you are in for a bit of a shock.

Seattle brought in Mike Macdonald to be the new head coach and the Seahawks will have new starters at linebacker, at safety, at many places along the offensive line, and one defensive line position (assumably). The hope, of course, is that Seattle made smarter moves in the free agents that they signed than the ones they lost. To be sure, Seattle might have lost more leadership in free agency than they lost in production.

Several players Seattle did not bring back (at least, not yet) are still free agents. One has been rumored to be in talks with a hated NFC West rival. Another needs to come back home simply to be a veteran voice in the locker room. Another might be solid only if he stays healthy.

These Seattle Seahawks free agents deserve to find a home somewhere

Safety Jamal Adams

Adams has been rumored to still be in talks with the San Francisco 49ers, among a handful of other teams, about playing in 2024. What is odd is that, when healthy, he is capable of being extremely disruptive. The issue is that he seemingly cannot stay healthy. One might wonder if Adams' off-field issues last year (or at least his non-injury concerns) have had more of an effect on his signing nowhere yet.

Adams got into a spat with a reporter, got into an argument with a sideline doctor, and then left the Seahawks to fend for themselves ahead of their Week 15 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles after he was told he was not going to play in the game. Not a great teammate, after all.

Still, Adams could find his way back to Seattle if Mike Macdonald thinks Adams can help with the pass rush. Seattle is already paying Adams $20 million this season so what is $1 million more? Plus, should a situation arise again such as the one that happened in Week 15, 12s can safely assume Macdonald and Schneider would handle the situation differently than Pete Carroll did.

Safety Quandre Diggs

As opposed to Adams, Diggs was a fantastic leader in the locker room for Seattle. He was voted a defensive captain in 2023 and he made the Pro Bowl each season between 2020 and 2022. Last year, though, he failed to create turnovers and seemed a half-step slower. Maybe this was simply a mirage and Diggs would bounce back in 2024, but it is odd no one has yet signed him.

Diggs will get paid $10 million by the Seahawks in 2024 for the remainder of his previous deal so if he is willing to take something close to the veteran minimum maybe Schneider can bring him back. Seattle did sign K'Von Wallace and Rayshawn Jenkins in free agency to join 2023 Pro Bowler Julian Love, but Seattle did not choose a safety in the 2024 draft so maybe Diggs could beat out Wallace for a roster spot.

Fullback/linebacker/special teamer Nick Bellore

Bellore is a jack of all trades but not truly a master of any. Not that he does not give full effort to accomplish anything tasked to him. There is likely no player ever who tries harder than Bellore. That kind of ferocity is partly why he was named a captain on Seattle's team last year. He also made the Pro Bowl as a special teamer in 2023 after getting the honor previously in 2020.

Bellore would be a good guy to bring back in 2024 at a low cost as he has proven he can contribute on special teams at a high level but he would also be a great voice in the locker room on a relatively young roster. The question is whether Seattle wants to eat up a roster spot for a pure special teamer instead of someone who will be more likely to be productive at multiple positions.

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