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Postby sandiron on Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:30 pm

Which of seattle's free agents; would you prioritize as keepers? My choices would be: Clark, Fluker, then Wright(depends on the team's medical report on his knee). I realize the actual decision is complex" cap room,depth, many considerations.
 
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Re: keepers

Postby D-Trains on Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:55 pm

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (listed alphabetically)

Safety Maurice Alexander: Didn’t play any snaps on defense this season in regular season, but saw 133 on special teams. Seahawks may look for some younger options to bolster secondary.

Defensive end Frank Clark: Coach Pete Carroll has already said the Seahawks will do what it takes to keep Clark. That could mean putting the franchise tag on him for next season. The franchise tag period begins Feb. 19 and ends March 5. The Seahawks could still negotiate with Clark after putting a tag on him but the tag would assure he is under contract with the Seahawks in 2019.

Cornerback Justin Coleman: Coleman had a serviceable season as the team’s primary nickelback. But after being retained as a restricted free agent last year he might want to test the market unless Seattle gets him re-signed first.

Running back Mike Davis: Was Seattle’s highest-paid running back this year at $1.35 million. He tested the market last season before re-signing and may do so again. Has been valuable but Seattle has some depth at tailback and might think it can find some cheaper options for competition. Much could depend on what Seattle thinks it might realistically be able to get out of C.J. Prosise, who will be entering the final year of his rookie deal in 2019.

Guard D.J. Fluker: Fluker has said often he hopes to stay with the Seahawks. But he’s probably going to want more than a one-year deal paying him $1.4 million and the Seahawks may have to weigh that against his durability — he played 10 games this season and nine in 2017 with the Giants.


Quarterback Brett Hundley: The Seahawks gave up a sixth-round pick in 2019 for him and then he never played a down. But he fits Seattle’s style and now has a year practicing the system under his belt, and is only 25, so you’d think Seattle will want to keep him around.

Kicker Sebastian Janikowski: He had an erratic year at age 40 and also suffered a hamstring injury in the playoff game. Seattle figures to want to try some younger options and find a kicker who can be part of its long-range future.

Defensive end Dion Jordan: Jordan might have been one of the bigger disappointments this season after being retained via a restricted free-agent tender that paid him $1.9 million. Seattle may still be enamored by his potential but also might not want to pay that much after Jordan battled injuries all season to make just 1.5 sacks.

Linebacker Mychal Kendricks: One of the big wild cards of the offseason. Kendricks will reportedly be sentenced on Jan. 24. If the sentence is short enough that he’s going to be available for the 2019 season then it’s expected he will re-sign with the Seahawks and that could impact other decisions Seattle makes at linebacker.

Defensive tackle Shamar Stephen: Serviceable enough in his first season with the Seahawks and he’ll be 28 next season, so still in his prime. Seattle could look to bring in some new bodies up front.

Guard J.R. Sweezy: Like Fluker, revived career on a one-year deal and now could be looking for something more substantial. But he also seems a perfect fit for what Seattle does so you’d think there’s a good chance he stays around.


Safety Earl Thomas: The forgotten man. Widely expected to hit free agency — if Seattle had wanted to do the kind of deal Thomas wants the Seahawks would have done it a long time ago and avoided all that happened this season.

Cornerback Neiko Thorpe: Special-teams captain played just 29 snaps on defense this year and Seattle could look to some younger, cheaper options to add depth in the secondary.

Linebacker K.J. Wright: One of the biggest mysteries is what happens with Wright. He showed Saturday how well he can still play and what he means to the team. But the Seahawks have also made an obvious shift in how they handle veterans over the past year, more willing than ever to move on from aging players and not wanting to pay for what a player has done in the past. Seattle could let Wright hit the market and see what kind of offers he gets and then try to match or better those, as happened with Jermaine Kearse a few years ago.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
DE Ricky Ali’fua: On injured reserve all season after training camp injury. Hard to know if team wants him back.

DE Branden Jackson: Played 258 snaps in rotational role in nine games this season. Also just 26, so Seattle may want him back.

RB J.D. McKissic: Could be viewed as the replacement for Davis, saving Seattle a little money.


OL Joey Hunt: A trusted reserve who played well in his one start at center this year against Dallas. Would seem likely to return.

CB Kalan Reed: Didn’t play a snap this season after being activated from the practice squad Nov. 6. But Seattle does like corners who have some knowledge of their way of doing things.

DE Quinton Jefferson: Revived his career in third year in NFL — his 558 snaps were third most of any Seattle defensive lineman after Clark and Jarran Reed. Would seem a priority to retain.

CB Akeem King: Showed some flashes in some late-season playing time and looks like a player Seattle would like back especially if Coleman gets away.

OL George Fant: Undoubtedly part of team’s offensive-line future.

FB Tre Madden: Played 86 snaps in 14 games while battling a couple of injuries. Seattle might look for other fullback options in 2019.
 
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Re: keepers

Postby D-Trains on Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:57 pm

Maybe Condotta isn't aware of Kendricks predicted prison sentence but I didn't think there was any chance for 2019 and thought even 2020 would require him to catch a huge break. We shall know in a few weeks.

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Re: keepers

Postby VOR on Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:06 pm

Clark is far and away priority 1, Followed by Fluker and KJ in my books.


If Kendricks is somehow available, he would be a great add, and give them real depth.


Coleman is a good nickel corner and it would be nice to retain him.


The rest of the unrestrictededs I think should be replaced by draft picks.
 
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Re: keepers

Postby footballfanatic06 on Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:55 pm

You wanna keep depth at LB & DL so that's crucial. Rotational guys aren't gonna break the bank so most of those guys we can probably get back. The key is durability, who was the most durable & who made the most impact. Like I said before continuity on the OL is crucial. Kendricks is the huge wild card. Hoping for the best for him because that could do wonders for our LB core. No reason why we can't keep KJ, Kendricks & Bobby. Also it's how these contracts are structured too. How big of an impact was Stephan & Jordan. What we do in FA will dictate how we approach the draft.

Needs

QB - No
RB - No (still would like as much depth there as possible so hoping Davis & McKissic re-sign)
WR - No but add a big target in the draft
TE - Hell no. Can't wait for Dissly to come back, do we keep all 3 of Vannett, Dickson, & Dissly or is that too much depth. Would really love to see more 2 TE sets out of Shotty next year.

OL - Again keep continuity as best as possible. Is there even an immediate need on the line or is it more a question of health. Need guys who can flat out maul people & create lanes for Carson. This to me is still the position to watch heading into the offseason. Do you keep Fluker or Sweezy or both. If Fluker wants to be here I can't see no reason why we shouldn't bring him back. Was he that big of a liability. Neither one is gonna break the bank. With these 2 it's merely a question of health.

DL - Probably the 2nd most important position to watch. Questions about Jordan. Clark is a must just see how we can get his contract structured. As much depth here as possible.

LB - If Kendricks sticks around oh boy. KJ's the main question here. Again not gonna break the bank but how valuable is he.

DB - Safety help more than likely. Check out this Thompson dude from Bama. Not saying were gonna find the next Kam & Earl but can't hurt to try.

K - YES, YES, & HELL FUCKING YES!!!
 
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Re: keepers

Postby D-Trains on Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:59 pm

VOR wrote:Clark is far and away priority 1, Followed by Fluker and KJ in my books.


If Kendricks is somehow available, he would be a great add, and give them real depth.


Coleman is a good nickel corner and it would be nice to retain him.


The rest of the unrestrictededs I think should be replaced by draft picks.


Just heard Clayton say he thinks KJ played his last game as a Hawk.

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Re: keepers

Postby ThePro on Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:02 pm

D-Trains wrote:
VOR wrote:Clark is far and away priority 1, Followed by Fluker and KJ in my books.


If Kendricks is somehow available, he would be a great add, and give them real depth.


Coleman is a good nickel corner and it would be nice to retain him.


The rest of the unrestrictededs I think should be replaced by draft picks.


Just heard Clayton say he thinks KJ played his last game as a Hawk.

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Probably..its a good draft for OLB
 
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Re: keepers

Postby footballfanatic06 on Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:59 pm

Well hopefully that means we can keep Kendricks. If we go without 2 LBs heading into the draft oh boy. Any names come to mind?
 
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Re: keepers

Postby HawkBowler on Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:57 am

Even though the OL was vastly improved this season and we ended up with the #1 rushing team, we need two guards. When healthy, Fluker and Sweazy can get it done, but we saw in the Dallas game that they can become liabilities. Availability trumps ability.

Also, Solari our OL coach deserves huge props. Have him sit in with Pete and John at the combine.... instead of Cable falling asleep.

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Re: keepers

Postby HawkBowler on Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:00 pm

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