2019 Seahawks Depth Chart, Roster Moves, Cap Position

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  • 2019 Seahawks

    Some key league dates for reference:

    passed dates moved to next post in the thread
    * November 17th: Bye


    Depth Chart, Roster Moves, Cap Position since the Super Bowl

    The team usually makes close to 300 roster moves/season ( last year 303 ); the depth chart changes as injuries happen and/or players are added or subtracted as needed. I believe having a depth chart here is a good addition to the main board page so when the team changes players, knowing their player numbers, their names, and positional information is a good thing to be able to quickly refer to here without leaving the site. JS likes to churn the roster a bit to help the competitive situations at various positions.

    Here is a current depth chart. I will record each further transaction in and out as they happen. This depth chart is just my opinion, feel free to comment or suggest changes. Comments here are welcomed, this thread is supposed to be informative but is also to encourage roster discussion. The plan is to record all forthcoming roster moves and to adjust the DC as the roster changes are made. This gives a more accurate representation of the present depth on the roster going into the offseason.

    Please advise here of any changes as they happen. The usual dependable members always assist but everyone should feel completely free to report changes to the roster here when they happen, sometimes the media gets the story wrong though. The assistance is greatly appreciated and allows us to have an accurate and up to date DC here. I will attempt to keep this depth chart current quickly after all changes, PS designations, waivers, cuts, additions, players claimed, PUP or injury designations, etc.. I will also attempt to keep it current throughout the season by indicating what the roster moves were after they happen. This sometimes involves a delay, sometimes life intervenes, and the delay may result in the update being slower to happen. However, I will make every effort to keep this page current. This hopefully will be a complete record.

    I will also update the presently available cap number on a weekly basis, or as quickly as information can be obtained from https://overthecap.com/salary-cap/seattle-seahawks/. Their number can be seen at the bottom of the page.

    Here is the roster from Seahawks.com: http://www.seahawks.com/team/roster

    Here also a DC from the team: http://www.seahawks.com/team/depth-chart It's now finally posted.

    Color Codes

    - (White) Player already on team from last season, or added with futures deal (F) before FA or the draft

    - (Green) Players from the team who were UFAs (U), RFAs (R), or ERFAs (E) in 2019

    - (Italics) Note:Player who were FAs or players on 1 yr. deals, or in the last year of their present deal (as italicized). Where a player is from the outside the player may also have an appropriately colored designation.

    - (Red) Player added in FA or claimed as a FA or as a veteran waived player

    - (Blue) Player added in Draft

    - (Electric Green) UDFA player added after the draft

    - (Underlined) Player renewed before/after contract expired

    - (Yellow) Player acquired by trade


    PRESENT ROSTER


    OFFENSE (27)

    QB- 3- Russell Wilson (O Captain), 7- Geno Smith,

    RB- 32- Chris Carson, 20- Rashaad Penny, 22- CJ Prosise (U), 25- Travis Homer,

    FB- 44- Nick Bellore,

    WR- 14- D.K. Metcalf, 83- David Moore (R), 10- Josh Gordon,

    WR- 16- Tyler Lockett, 8- Malik Turner (E), 18- Jaron Brown, 15- John Ursua,

    LT- 76- Duane Brown, 74- George Fant (U),

    LG- 70- Mike Iupati (U), 60- Phil Haynes,

    OC- 53- Joey Hunt (U), 64- Jordan Roos (U), 77- Ethan Pocic, IRr,

    RG- 78- DJ Fluker, 73- Jamarco Jones,

    RT- 65- Germain Ifedi (U),

    TE- 82- Luke Willson (U), 48- Jacob Hollister (R), 46- Tyrone Swoopes (U)


    DEFENCE (23)

    LDE- 90- Jadeveon Clowney (U), 95- L.J. Collier,

    LDT- 72- Al Woods (U), 99- Quinton Jefferson (U),

    RDT- 91- Jarran Reed (U), 97- Poona Ford,

    RDE- 94- Ezekiel 'Zigggy' Ansah (U), 98- Rasheem Green, 93- Brandon Jackson (U),

    SOLB- 56- Mychal Kendricks (U), 49- Shaquem Griffin,

    MLB- 54- Bobby Wagner ( D Captain), 57- Cody Barton,

    WOLB- 50- KJ Wright, 55- Ben Burr-Kirven,

    LCB- 26- Shaquill Griffin, 36- Akeem King (U),

    RCB- 21- Tre Flowers,

    FS- 37- Quandre Diggs, 28- Ugochukwu Amadi, 35-Ryan Neal (U),

    SS- 30- Bradley McDougald, 27- Marquise Blair, 42- Lano Hill,

    SPECIAL TEAMS (3)

    PK- 5- Jason Myers,

    P- 4- Michael Dickson,

    LS- 69- Tyler Ott,


    TOTAL = -54- 53 man roster includes OC/OG- 77- Ethan Pocic, IRr, designated for return 27/11/19,


    PRACTICE SQUAD (10)

    1. OT- 75- Chad Wheeler (U),
    2. OLB- 59- Pita Taumoepenu (U),
    3. WR- 19 Penny Hart (U),
    4. OLB- 58- Jermaine Grace (U),
    5. DT- 79- Bryan Mone (U),
    6. TE- 85- Wes Saxton (U),
    7. OG- 62- Kahlil McKenzie (U)
    8. G/C- 61- Kyle Fuller (U),
    9. RB- 41- Xavier Turner (U),
    10. CB- 40- Brian Allen (U) (W),


    INJURED RESERVE (IR), (IRr) = Injured Reserve returnable, PUP (PUP), WAIVED INJURED (WI), INJURED RESERVED DESIGNATED RECALL (IRDR), Non-football Injury (NFI), Reserve Did Not Report (RDNR), Suspended,

    RB- 38- Adam Choice, WI, reverts to IR
    OG- 60- Phil Haynes (PUP), began practicing this week, 3 week roster exemption, to active 53,
    DT- 67- Demarcus Christmas (PUP) not activated from PUP, out for the season
    CB- 1- Jeremy Boykins (E), (WI), reverts to IR
    OG- 63- Demetrius Knox, (NFI), now designated healthy ->Active, IR
    LB- 52- Emmanuel Ellerbee (E), IR
    TE- 86- Justin Johnson, (WI), reverts to IR
    DT/DE- 92- Nazair Jones, IR
    CB- 39- Kalan Reed, IR
    OG- 66- Jordan Simmons (E), IR
    TE- 84- Ed Dickson, IRr, now designated for return ( team has a window in which the player can practice w/o counting against the roster, now activated, returned to IR
    OG- 77- Ethan Pocic, IRr, team designating Ethan Pocic to return off IR, he has three weeks to be activated to the 53
    TE- 88- Will Dissly, IR
    OC- 68- Justin Britt, IR
    FS- 33- Tedric Thompson, IR
    CB- 23- Nieko Thorpe ( ST Captain) (U), IR

    Traded, Cut/Released (C), Waived (W), Injury Settlement(WIS) (several players may have multiple moves)

    1. DT- 94- Malik McDowell, NFI, PUP, IR, (W)
    2. PK- 2- Sam Ficken, (W)
    3. SOLB- 43- Emmanuel Beal (IR), (W)
    4. RDE- 55- Frank Clark (non exclusive designated franchise player), traded to KC for Pick 29 this draft, their 2nd in 2020 draft and an exchange of 3rd rd. picks this draft (their 92 for our 84).
    5. OG- 62- Marcus Henry (F), (W)
    6. WR- 89- Doug Baldwin, released failed physical
    7. SS- 31- Kam Chancellor, released failed physical
    8. DE- 44- Nate Orchard, (W)
    9. QB- 6- Taryn Christion, (W)
    10.TE- 85- Mik’Quan Deane, (W)
    11. RB-35- Adam Choice, (WI), reverts to IR
    12. CB- 6- Derrek Thomas, (W)
    13. RB- 38- Marcelias Sutton, (W)
    14. WR- Caleb Scott (F), NFI, (W)
    15. WR- 6- Daniel Williams, (W)
    16. TE- 46- Tyrone Swoopes (F), (WI), reverts to IR, (W, with injury settlement), re-signed to PS, -> 53
    17. TE- 86- Justin Johnson, (WI), reverts to IR
    18. WR 6- Nyqwan Murray, (W)
    19. CB- 22- Davante Davis, (WI), reverts to IR, (W)
    20. SS- 41- Marwin Evans (F), (W)
    21. OLB- 47- Chris Worley, (W)
    22. SS- 43- Jalen Harvey, (W)
    23. WR- 82- Amara Darboh, (W)
    24. DT- 61- Jay-Tee Tiuili, (W)
    25. QB- 2- Paxton Lynch, (W)
    26. RB- 41- Xavier Turner, (W), re-signed to PS
    27. DE- 60- Logan Tago, (W)
    28. DB- 35- Deshawn Shead, (W)
    29. SS- 24- Shalom Luani, (W)
    30. FB- 44- Nick Bellore, (C), re-signed to 53
    31. WR- 18- Jaron Brown, (C), re-signed to 53
    32. DE- 91- Cassius Marsh, (C)
    33. OG- 62- Marcus Martin, (C)
    34. DT- 98- Jamie Meder , (C)
    35. QB- 7- Geno Smith, (C), re-signed to 53
    36. CB- 8- Jamar Taylor, (C), re-signed to 53, new number is 24, (W)
    37. QB- 6- J.T. Barrett (W)
    38. WR- 87- Jazz Ferguson, (W), resigned to PS
    39. TE- 47 - Jackson Harris, (W)
    40. OT- 61- Will Holden, (W)
    41. TE- 48- Jacob Hollister, (W), re-signed to PS, -> 53
    42. OLB- 46- Juwuan Johnson, (W)
    43. WR- 13- Kahlil Lewis, (W)
    44. RB- 21- JD McKissic, (W)
    45. DT- 75- Earl Mitchell, (W)
    46. WR- 10- Nyqwan Murray, (W)
    47. OT- 75- Elijah Nkansah, (W), re-signed to PS, (W), re-signed to PS, (W)
    48. WR- 85- Keenan Reynolds (F), (W)
    49. OG- 72- Jordan Roos (F), (W), re-signed to PS, -> 53, (W), re-signed to PS, -> 53
    50. TE- 85- Wes Saxton, (W), re-signed to the PS
    51. RB- 40- Bo Scarborough, (W)
    52. CB- 34- Simeon Thomas (F), (W), re-signed to PS, claimed by Washington from PS
    53. OG- 67 - Landon Turner, (W)
    54. OT- 79- Brian Wallace, (W)
    55. WR- 9- Terry Wright, (W), re-signed to PS, (W)
    56. LB- 48- Juwon Young,
    57. CB- 1- Jeremy Boykins (F), (WI), reverts to IR,
    58. OLB- 47- Justin Currie (F), (WI)
    59. DE- 51- Barkevious Mingo, Traded to Houston
    60. OLB- 59- Jacob Martin, Traded to Houston
    61. OLB- 58- Austin Calitro, (W)
    62. CB- 43- Parry Nickerson, (W), re-signed to PS
    63. QB- 10- Cardale Jones, (W)
    64. WR- 87- Jazz Ferguson, (W)
    65. DE- 59- Jachai Polite, (W)
    66. TE- 81- Nick Vannett, traded to Steelers for 2020 5th round pick, pick is the Jags pick.
    67. WR- 11- Gary Jennings Jr., (W), waiver rescinded by the team, re-instated to 53
    68. DT- 79- Bryan Mone, 53, (W),re-signed to PS, (W), re-signed to PS, (W), re-signed to PS,
    69. FS- 38- Adrian Colbert (R), (W), re-signed to PS, (W), re-signed to PS, claimed by Miami from PS
    70. CB- 43- Parry Nickerson (U), (W)
    71. DE/LEO/OLB- 59- Malik Carney (U), (W), re-signed to PS, (W)
    72. DE/OLB- 59- Dekoda Watson, (W)
    73. WR- 11- Gary Jennings Jr., (W)
    74. WR- 81- Cody Thomson, (W)
    75. CB- 40- Brian Allen (U) (W), re-signed to PS
    76. CB- 34- Linden Stephens (U), claimed by Miami from PS

    TEAM FREE AGENTS

    -Exclusive Rights Free Agents (13) The team has 13 ERFAs which could be counted as signed as no other team can sign them until the team elects not to re-sign them.

    WR- 83- David Moore, tendered & signed
    OG- 66- Jordan Simmons, tendered & signed
    OC- 53- Joey Hunt, tendered & signed
    DE- 93- Brandon Jackson, tendered & signed
    DE- 61- Ricky Ali'fua,
    OLB- 58- Austin Calitro, tendered & signed
    FS- 38- TJ Mutcherson,
    SS- 24- Shalom Luani, tendered & signed
    LS- 69- Tyler Ott, tendered & now signed $3.3 million contract extension with the Seahawks on July 31, 2019. Ott received $1.25 million in guarantees including a $500,000 signing bonus. Ott's cap number in 2019 increased by $155,000 due to the extension, now renewed for up to 4 years,
    CB- 39- Kalan Reed, tendered & signed,
    OLB- 52- Emmanuel Ellerbee, tendered & signed
    RB- 21- JD McKissic, tendered & signed
    FS- 40- T.J. Green,

    -Restricted Free Agents (4) The team has 4 RFAs, but will be unlikely to tender them all.

    FB- 38- Tre Madden
    OT- 74- George Fant, RFA tendered 2nd rd. $3.095 million, & signed
    CB- 36- Akeem King re-signed 1 year, $1.4 million/$400 K guaranteed
    DE- 99- Quinton Jefferson, RFA tendered at original rd. 5th rd. $2.025 million, & signed.

    -Unrestricted Free Agents (14) There are 14 UFAs many of whom won't be back.

    QB- 7- Brett Hundley, to sign with Cardinals 1 yr./$2 million with incentives to a possible of $3 m
    RB- 27- Mike Davis, to sign with the Bears 2 yrs./$6 million with incentives to possible $7 million
    OG- 64- JR Sweezy, to sign with Cardinals 2 yrs./terms unknown
    OG- 78- DJ Fluker, to be re-signed 2 yrs/ $9 million/terms unknown
    DT- 98- Shamar Stephen, to re-sign with Vikings, 3yrs./$12.45 million/$6 million guaranteed
    DE- 55- Frank Clark Designated non-exclusive Franchise Player $17.128 Million/for 2019 year
    DE- 95- Dion Jordan
    OLB- 50- KJ Wright, reportedly to be re-signed, 2yrs./$15.5 million/terms unknown
    OLB- 35- Maurice Alexander, signed by Buffalo, terms unknown
    OLB- 56- Mychal Kendricks, re-signed, 1 yr./$4 million
    CB- 28- Justin Coleman, to sign with Detroit 4yrs./$36 million
    CB- 23- Nieko Thorpe, re-signed, terms unknown
    FS- 29- Earl Thomas, to sign with Ravens 4yrs./$55 million/$13.5 million guaranteed
    PK- 11- Sebastian Janikowski, retired

    The above are players who's contracts expired at the commencement of the new league year March 13th@ 4 p.m. EDT.

    FREE AGENTS ACQUIRED

    Unrestricted Free Agents

    PK- 5- Jason Myers, signed 4 yrs./ $15.5 million/ $7 million guaranteed
    OG- 70- Mike Iupati, signed 1yr./ $ 2.5625 million/ $1.25 million signing bonus/$312.5 K roster bonus
    DE- 91- Cassius Marsh, 1yr./$1.85 mil., $600K guaranteed,, doesn't count as a UFA for comp FA purposes, (W)
    DE- 44- Nate Orchard, 1 yr./$805K vet min., counts $645k against the cap, doesn't count as UFA for comp FA purposes, (W)
    DE- u/k- Ezekiel 'Zigggy' Ansah, 1 yr. $13.5 million with $5.5 million guaranteed and the balance is in potential incentives, doesn't count as a UFA for comp FA purposes
    CB - 8- Jamar Taylor, 1 yr. $895 K/signing bonus $25 K/ roster bonus if on 53, contract only counts $735 K against cap, player doesn't count as a UFA for comp FA purposes, (W), re-signed , (W)
    FB- 38- Nick Bellore, 2 yrs./$ 2.230 million/$150 K signing bonus, doesn't count as a UFA for comp FA purposes, (W) re-signed to 53
    OG- 62- Marcus Martin, 1 yr. $805 K, only counts $645 K against cap, doesn't count as a UFA for comp FA purposes (W)
    DT- 72- Al Woods, 1 yr./$2.2125 million/$400 K signing bonus/,roster bonus $ 562.5 K, doesn't count as a UFA for comp FA purposes
    QB- 7- Geno Smith, 1 yr. $895 K /$25 K signing bonus/ roster bonus if on 53 $65 K if on 53, only counts $735 K against cap, player doesn’t count for comp pick calculations, (W) re-signed to 53
    DT- 75- Earl Mitchell, $930,000 non-guaranteed base salary, $90,000 signing bonus, cap charge $735,000, (W)
    DB- 38- Deshawn Shead, contract terms unknown, player doesn’t count for comp pick calculations, (W)
    TE- 85- Wes Saxton, terms unknown, player doesn’t count for comp pick calculations, (W)
    LB- 47- Chris Worley, terms unknown, player doesn’t count for comp pick calculations, (W)
    QB- 6- J.T. Barrett, terms unknown, player doesn’t count for comp pick calculations, (W)
    OG- 67- Landon Turner, terms unknown, player doesn’t count for comp pick calculations, (W)
    OT- 61- Will Holden, terms unknown, player doesn’t count for comp pick calculations,(W)
    OG- 62- Kahlil McKenzie signed to PS, from Chiefs
    G/C- 61- Kyle Fuller, signed to PS, from Redskins
    DB- 35-Ryan Neal, signed to the PS, from Falcons
    DE- 59- Jachai Polite, signed to the PS, from Jets
    QB- 10- Cardale Jones, signed to the PS, from Chargers, (W)
    FS- 38- Adrian Colbert, signed to PS, from 49ers, claimed by Miami from PS (W)
    CB- 40- Brian Allen (U) (W), signed to the PS, -> 53
    TE- 82- Luke Willson, signed to the 53, from Oakland
    CB- 34- Linden Stephens, signed to the PS
    DE/OLB- 59- Dekoda Watson, (W)
    WR- 10- Josh Gordon, waiver claim from Patriots
    OLB- 59- Pita Taumoepenu (U), signed to PS
    OLB- 58- Jermaine Grace (U), signed to PS

    Players Drafted

    Round 1 • Pick 29 (29) • DE- L.J. Collier, TCU, signed
    Round 2 • Pick 15 (47) • SS- Marquise Blair, Utah, signed
    Round 2 • Pick 32 (64) • WR- DK Metcalf, Miss. signed
    Round 3 • Pick 25 (88) • LB - Cody Barton, Utah, signed
    Round 4 • Pick 18 (120) • WR- Gary Jennings, WVU, signed, (W), claimed off waivers by Dolphins
    Round 4 • Pick 22 (124) • OG- Phil Haynes, Wake Forest, signed
    Round 4 • Pick 30 (132) • FS- Ugo Amadi, Oregon, signed
    Round 5 • Pick 4 (142) • LB- Ben Burr-Kirven, UW, signed
    Round 6 • Pick 32 (204) • RB- Travis Homer, Miami, signed
    Round 6 • Pick 37 (209) • DT- Demarcus Christmas, FSU, signed
    Round 7 • Pick 22 (236) • WR- John Ursua, Hawaii, signed

    Undrafted Free Agents

    1. CB- Derrek Thomas, Baylor, Waived
    2. CB- Davante Davis, Texas, (WI), reverted to IR, then Waived
    3. QB- Taryn Christion, SoDSU, Waived
    4. TE- Mik'Quan Deane, WKU, Waived
    5. WR- Jazz Ferguson, Northwestern State, Waived, -> PS, (W)
    6. OL- Demetrius Knox, Ohio State, IR
    7. S- Jalen Harvey, ASU, Waived
    8. DT- Jay-Tee Tiuli, EWU, Waived
    9. WR- Terry Wright, Purdue, Waived, -> PS, (W)
    10. TE - Justin Johnson, Miss. St. (WI) reverted to IR
    11. DT- Bryan Mone, Michigan, -> 53, (W), -> PS
    12. RB- Adam Choice, Clemson, Waived Injured, reverted to IR
    13. RB- Marcelias Sutton, OK, Waived
    14. WR- Daniel Williams, Jackson St. Waived
    15. OLB- Juwuan James, TCU, Waived
    16. WR- Nyqwan Murray, FSU, Waived, re-signed
    17. TE- Jackson Harris, UGA, Waived
    18. RB- Xavier Turner, Tarleton St., Waived
    19. I LB- Juwon Young, Marshall, Waived
    20. OT/OG- Brian Wallace, Arkansas, Waived
    21. WR- Kahlil Lewis, Cincinnati, Waived
    22. DE- Logan Tago, WSU, Waived
    23. DE/LEO- Malik Carney, N. Carolina, Waived
    24. WR- Cody Thomson, Toledo, Waived


    Player obtained via Trade

    TE- Jacob Hollister, rec'd from Patriots for conditional 2020 7th rd. Compensatory Pick
    CB- Parry Nickerson, rec'd from the Jets for a conditional 2021 7th rd. pick, player waived, re-signed to PS
    DE- 91- Jadeveon Clowney plus $7 million paid by Houston against his franchise number, traded from Houston for DE- Mingo and OLB- Martin, plus 3rd rd. pick in 2020
    FS- u/k- Quandre Diggs plus Detroit's 2020 7th for seahawks 2020 5th, player is signed through 2021

    Transaction number (Following The Super Bowl LIII, and all roster moves ),

    = -233- since the beginning of free agency


    Present Available Cap Number for 2019 as per OTC.com = $4,860,512

    https://overthecap.com/salary-cap/seattle-seahawks/

    As well here is a CAP calculator for NFL teams for creating 'what if' scenarios.
    http://overthecap.com/calculator/seattle-seahawks/
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  • Some key league dates for reference:

    * February 19: Teams may begin to designate franchise and transition players. Now passed
    * February 26-March 4: Scouting combine in Indianapolis. Now passed
    * March 5: Deadline for teams to designate franchise and transition players. Now passed
    * March 11-13: Window of opportunity for teams to have legitimate negotiations with any free agents. Now passed
    * March 13: New league year begins at 4 PM ET; all teams have to be under the 2019 salary cap; teams may start signing free agents; trading period begin. 2019 season is on
    *March 24: NFL annual league meetings in Phoenix, now passed
    *April 19: Deadline to sign restricted free agents to offer sheets, now passed
    *April 25-27: 2019 draft in Nashville, now passed
    *April 27th teams can sign underrated college free agents UDFAs
    *May 3rd, last day for teams to pick up 5th year option on past 1st rd. picks, now passed
    *May 8th Free Agents acquired on/after this date don't count for Compensatory Pick calculations, now passed
    *May 20-21, OTAs, now passed
    *May 23, OTAs, now passed
    *May 28-29, OTAs, now passed
    *May 31, OTAs, now passed
    *June 3-6, OTAs (Note: dates for OTAs are subject to change) now passed
    *June 11-13, Mandatory Minicamp, now passed
    *July 15th: Deadline date for players subject to Franchise or Transition Tags to reach a deal or be required to play on the tag, now passed
    * July 17: Rookies report to training camp, now passed
    * July 25: Training camp begins for Seahawks (veterans report), now passed
    * Training camp schedule: https://www.seahawksmedia.com/2019-seah ... -schedule/, now passed
    * August 14: Training camp ends, now passed
    * August 31: All teams must cut down to 53-man rosters, now passed
    * September 1: Teams may sign players to practice squads, now passed
    * September 8th: Seahawks regular season starts, now passed
    * October 29th: NFL trade deadline, now passed
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  • At this stage the obvious needs are:

    Offence
    1. - QB- back up needed, I doubt Paxton Lynch is their answer.

    2. - FB- Suspect the team will not offer a tender to RFA Madden. After watching NE use a FB, the team needs to improve this position. This could be FA situation or a draft/UDFA area of acquisition.

    3. - OG- This is a clear area where depth is is here but no starters and the team will likely renew one or both of their starters Sweezy and Fluker if they can be re-signed at a cap favourable rate. I see Simmons being re-signed as an automatic. This is a very critical team need.

    4. - OT- young depth needed.

    Defence
    1. - DE- With only Rasheem Green presently being signed this is most likely the principal team need. I see the team keeping Clark even if they need to franchise him, Quinton Jefferson will be kept, Ricky Ali'fua will be kept around until the end of camp and only kept if he can show something. Don't see Dion Jordan staying unless he agrees to a very team friendly deal. Naz Jones is moving to 5 tech as he has an ability to rush This will cause a decision to be needed to see if they keep Brandon Jackson but as he is a ERFA likely he will be competing hard with Jones and Jefferson for a spot.

    2. - DT- This is deep draft for quality DTs and the team is still looking for that difference making 3 tech but could also add a young and solid NT type if one is available to them. I see this DT as a key draft area of interest.

    3. - WOLB- Much here will depend upon whether the team can re-sign KJ Wright which may not happen as the contract he might be able to get elsewhere will far exceed what the team is prepared to extend to him. I could see a creative signing of Michael Kendricks that works around his potential sentence for insider trading. This was well described by Chris in the "You're the GM" thread. Doubt Alexander is kept, Calitro will be signed as a ERFA to compete for a spot and the team will add depth in the draft or through the UDFA group to compete for spots on either side. Griffin could be expected to show significant improvement in terms of play recognition this season.

    4. - SOLB- It is possible the cap savings of releasing Mingo will be taken as Jacob Martin was outplaying him at the end of the year and offers more in terms of situational pass rush, this may be an area where more depth is acquired through the draft or though the UDFA pool. Both Beal and Currie are somewhat unknowns though Beal was a good college pass rusher.

    5. - CB - I expect the team to add depth at CB in the draft or through the UDFA pool. Coleman should be renewed, don't know about Thorpe who has missed a fair amount of time, but is a solid ST contributor. Doubt Akeem King is tendered a RFA contract but think the team will try to keep him for depth.

    6. - S- Both FS and SS will have depth added as the team keeps all their FAs except Thomas who might just get franchised to be traded (sign and trade situation) dependent upon whether there is interest for him by a team who wants to bypass FA and competing for his services in FA bidding.

    Special Teams

    1. - PK- the team will add here. I could see the team drafting a player or through the UDFA pool, adding one in FA and having a legit competition for the job. Janikowski is gone.

    2. LS- Tyler Ott will be re-signed as a ERFA, we'll see a camp body here.

    Other personnel decisions are the re-signing all of almost all of the other ERFAs like WR-Moore (who had special moments at time last season) even if they are just for depth or to compete for roster spots. Think the team will try to keep JD McKissic who there is some question to me about whether he is a RFA (per Spotrac) or a ERFA (per OTC). If McK's is a ERFA he's re-upped in my mind without question otherwise he is unlikely to be tendered a RFA min. deal and will have to sign a team friendly contract to be kept. Doubt the team keeps Hundley unless his price is right or Stephen as he was being outplayed at the end of the season by Poona. The team won't be very active in FA unlike last year, and then if at all only late. They will be busy trying to sign UDFA college players though and could add a considerable group this off season as there are a few roster spots where the depth is skinny that offer legit opportunities for those guys to catch on.

    The areas of critical need are not many and they are fixed in a large way by keeping our own FAs.
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  • On Friday, five members of the Seattle Seahawks saw their contracts earn them guaranteed money heading into 2019.

    The most notable is Kam Chancellor’s $5.2M, just over half of the $10M base salary he has for 2019. Chancellor will likely be cut before he receives all the rest of his money, but the $5.2M was guaranteed to him regardless – and cutting him before Friday would have been an even bigger hit to Seattle’s cap room.

    Besides Chancellor, four other Seahawks saw a nice payday on Friday: left tackle Duane Brown ($1.75M) receiver Tyler Lockett ($3.907M) center Justin Britt ($2.25M) and safety Bradley McDougald ($1M).

    https://seahawkswire.usatoday.com/2019/ ... on-friday/
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  • Thanks for posting Kitsap!

    To me Kam will likely be cut as a post June 1 designated cut thus spreading his remaining cap hit out over two seasons. The others are simply contracts and they could have their bonus money paid anytime.
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  • So if we cut Kam after June 1, we are clear of the remaining 4.8 million?
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  • OTC.com seems to think so.
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  • If Kam Chancellor is released after June 1st but before or on the day of final cuts prior to the opening week, the relevant numbers, as I read it, will be as follows:
    2019 Salary Cap savings of 5.3 million.
    2019 Dead Cap charge of 7.7 million.
    2020 Dead Cap charge of 2.5 million.
    2021 no charges remaining.

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    Calculations are as follows:
    2019 Team Cash Salary Savings = 10mil scheduled base salary - 5.2 mil guarantee salary potion = 4.8 mil in non guaranteed salary savings.
    2019 Total Salary Cap Savings = 4.8mil non guaranteed salary + .5mil in non realized roster bonus = 5.3 mil in salary and roster bonus savings.
    2019 Dead Cap costs = 5.2mil guaranteed salary + 2.5mil in pro rated signing bonus = 7.7mil in Dead Cap charges.
    2020 Dead Cap cost will be the final remaining signing bonus charge off of 2.5 mil.

    Note that if Kam is released prior to June 1st, the 2019 Dead Cap charge will jump from 7.7 mil up to 10.2 mil while the 2020 charge would disappear reflecting a full charge off of the contract signing bonus in 2019.
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  • Thanks Jville I knew there was more math but the post June 1 release offers the biggest short term benefit for the team. Sucks that the guaranteed money carries over to next season though. 3rd contracts are certainly dangerous for cap reasons.

    Kam’s contract is a clear reason why the team is shying away from 3rd contracts. The team got a partial season from him of play but is stuck paying him big $ for o return follow the injury. Earl wouldn’t do what the team Drs. recommended to him and is having a repeat of his broken leg as a partial consequence, Lots of very expensive lost time to injury as players start to display an injury history makes the weaker and less competitive.
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  • Thanks for setting up this new thread Jammerhawk! It's much easier to find our current player status now.
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  • No worries. The good idea for this came from Jville who is invaluable as a contributor along with Kitsap guy. At the end of the league year technically the 2018 roster is still in effect until March 13, the idea is to strive for accuracy but that can be confusing and the present thread is clearer to read.

    Please add you ideas about the roster here if you think there is something to discuss.

    I am flabbergasted that the 2018 thread had > 33000 views. Guess something is right about keeping this thread going.
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  • Today is the first day teams can designate franchise or transition players.
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  • Pretty clear with those numbers the Colts and the Jets will be tough to compete with for FAs if the Hawks are even interested in competing. I doubt they are genuinely big players but will attempt to keep their own with maybe a strategic addition or two.
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  • Colts and Jets if they go big splash will eat huge chunks of that quickly. I expect a lot of grab bag type signings before someone else does with those numbers and huge contracts unworthy of talent happening.


    We seem to always wait till after the second wave happens.
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  • I hope the team just focuses upon keeping their own and staying out of the FA market unless there is an advantageous signing to be had.

    Last year I think they erred in signing a few guys who could have been around later and not cost them all their potential comp picks.
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  • jammerhawk wrote:I hope the team just focuses upon keeping their own and staying out of the FA market unless there is an advantageous signing to be had.

    Last year I think they erred in signing a few guys who could have been around later and not cost them all their potential comp picks.


    Oh those guys that wore Purple and Gold who we let one go back to.
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  • There is still $481,843 in guaranteed salary left to be paid out in 2019.
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  • Thanks Jville, one day we will finally get to know the whole story of how McDowell smashed his coconut, and how severe the injury really was. The team thinks he’s done and isn’t worth waiting for any longer.

    This pick truly screwed up the team and it’s plans for a season or so. Opportunity lost for both the team and the player. Too bad the team had to pay him when he was the cause of his own injury making him unavailable. Just another failed draft pick though in this case the player was the author of his misfortune.
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  • With just 46 players in reality on the present roster the team is going to have to re-sign most all of their FAs or they will be forced into the FA market to just get the 90 man roster filled.

    I am hopeful they can get the deal done with Clark so they might be able to franchise tag and trade ET, thus hopefully recovering some value from him as needed FA activity might prevent any comp pick compensation.
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  • The Seahawks used the non-exclusive franchise designation on Clark, meaning he can negotiate with other teams, but if he were to sign elsewhere, the team signing him would have to send two first-round picks to Seattle.
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  • No official announcement from Seahawks on McDowell move, but it is showing on Rostermon and Ourlads and NFL.Com. NFL.Com shows it with NFI designation, not sure what that means as far as salary goes.
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  • I'd be surprised if the team still isn't on the hook for his guaranteed money, don't know if there is any offset language in his contract.
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  • jammerhawk wrote:With just 46 players in reality on the present roster the team is going to have to re-sign most all of their FAs or they will be forced into the FA market to just get the 90 man roster filled.


    There are quite a few ERFAs so assuming they tender most of them, plus a few RFAs and and Clark that will bring the roster up to 65 or so. Add in 5-7 draft picks plus 12 or so undrafted guys, we're up over 80 at that point. That leaves 8-10 additional FAs to re-sign or sign. Many of those will be bottom of the roster players along with the normal churn.... in other words the roster 90-man will fill up pretty quick.
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  • Hawkstorian wrote:No official announcement from Seahawks on McDowell move, but it is showing on Rostermon and Ourlads and NFL.Com. NFL.Com shows it with NFI designation, not sure what that means as far as salary goes.


    McDowell showed up on the NFL League Transactions today as "Waved Non-Football Injury. So he is waved pre-June 1st. http://www.nfl.com/transactions?transactionMonth=3&transactionYear=2019&transactionTeamAbbr=SEA

    Over The Cap now lists his 2019 cap cost as $1,599,238 in Dead Money.

    Dead Cap Costs have now increased to $2,483,564 thus far for 2019.
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  • Thanks Jville, this above is so unless there is an agreement between the parties over the guaranteed money. It may be the case that McDowell has some belief that another team may let him play notwithstanding the brain injury.
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  • Sounds like NY media spin. Maybe the Jets and he have been talking and they are close to making a deal or the team knows something about Myers and isn't willing to commit to him? They do have about $99 million in cap space so they can do what they want with FAs.

    Sure sounds like a few here who were second guessing keeping Janikowski over Myers when Myers had a good season with the Jets. Early days yet.
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  • Hawkstorian wrote:
    jammerhawk wrote:With just 46 players in reality on the present roster the team is going to have to re-sign most all of their FAs or they will be forced into the FA market to just get the 90 man roster filled.


    There are quite a few ERFAs so assuming they tender most of them, plus a few RFAs and and Clark that will bring the roster up to 65 or so. Add in 5-7 draft picks plus 12 or so undrafted guys, we're up over 80 at that point. That leaves 8-10 additional FAs to re-sign or sign. Many of those will be bottom of the roster players along with the normal churn.... in other words the roster 90-man will fill up pretty quick.


    I suspect you are right but will the team be able to improve with these numbers?

    There are 47 players signed or tendered excluding Chancellor who will likely be a post June 1 designated cut. The team has 11 ERFAs, 5 RFAs, and 14 UFAs and at present 4 draft picks.

    If we assume they sign all the ERFAs (11), which is a stretch, and 3 of the RFAs, also a stretch, though they all might be kept with lowball offers, and they acquire another 3 picks in the draft giving them 7, there is still a huge required addition of personnel needed, as they would have only 67 players of the 90 needed for camp. To me this means they will be forced to find 23 players either from the UDFA college players or through unrestricted free agency and more short term deals which only rolls the rock down the road further. To me of the present 14 UFAs the only core players likely to be offered deals are Sweezy, Fluker, and possibly Wright if his numbers are reasonable. If we assume Kendricks isn't jailed then him in place of a too expensive Wright. At best the team is looking a needing to add 20 players to the roster besides acquiring 3 more draft picks.

    As the necessary re-signing of RW looms closer the consequences of the inability to reach a deal with Clark and his franchise tender seem to me to be a huge problem in keeping core players as the team moves forward. I am hopeful that this situation can be fixed before the July 15th deadline or the team could find itself in the glue with any or all of Wilson, Clark, Wagner, Reed, and even a few others. As well the likelihood of acquiring many comp picks in the situation is significantly reduced.

    In all, the expensive and failed deals with Harvin, Graham, and the critical injuries necessitating cap moves with Sherman, Avril, Bennett, Chancellor, along with the failed early pick of McDowell has screwed the team up in planning in the short term and put them in a weakened position in the acquisition/retention of talent. In that regard McDowell hurting himself has resulted in the loss of two second round picks, one for McDowell, and one for DT- Richardson plus Jermaine Kearse. We can say whatever we want about the loss of Richardson which turned out to be an ill advised trade by the team, but it is clear that the failed pick of McDowell was a very costly mistake, however unforeseeable. The team has had to spend 2 seasons plus paying for it.

    JS is going to have to be very creative to find a work through on the numbers front if not on the talent front. I can't see how the team won't have to be fairly active in FA, even if it is late and at a low level.

    However, as we know the draft position of any player is no guarantee of actual their ability to play, as the team often seems to be better with later picks than earlier ones.
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  • This seems to indicate to me that the team is preparing itself for the departure in FA of Coleman. King played slot quite a bit late in the season and played creditably well. Regardless he's good depth.
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  • This process has begun. More names to follow I'm sure .....................

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  • The attrition of guys that contributed should be watched closely here as well, so far Coleman, Davis, Shamar Stephen, off the top of my head.
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  • I've shown on the roster page that the team has tendered all the players believed to be ERFAs based upon Condotta's reporting. However, this may not be factually accurate as there has been no information released from the team. The OP may need to be edited if the team info differs from Condotta's report.

    If the ERFA players are tendered then they should be considered as signed if they want to play this season or if the team doesn't with draw the tender before they sign it.
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  • Say it ain't so ....................................

    Added to post ....................................

    The contract amount could help on compensatory picks.

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  • Everyone is reporting that Earl will sign with the Ravens for 4 yrs./$55 million $32 million guaranteed.

    I wish him luck, but am glad he'll be playing in the AFC.
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  • It's hard to sit through, but the Hawks being quiet through the first wave of free agency has been a good move over the past 5 or so years. We grab guys out of the bargain bin each year, ie Coleman, Bennett, Bradley, Fluker, etc.

    The other component that most do not take into consideration is the comp picks. Getting a third round pick for Earl leaving is a pretty big deal...
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  • Congrats on your first post, keep it up. Welcome to .net.

    Absolutely is my response to your post, however the Cowboys did offer the team a 2nd rd. pick in this draft for Thomas which would have been nice to have. Keeping the comp picks for this years loss of talent is essential and something we will need to watch. However with just 4 draft picks and only 62 players signed or offered to date the team is going to have to be careful in the FA market not to lose the compensatory picks they should get in next year's draft.
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  • https://nflcommunications.com/Pages/Fre ... gents.aspx

    Players with fewer than four accrued seasons who received no qualifying offer or minimum tender from their prior clubs:

    Seattle

    Ali'ifua, Ricky DE Utah State

    Green, T.J. DB Clemson

    Madden, Tre RB Southern California

    Mutcherson, T.J. DB Central Florida
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  • Thanks John!

    I will correct now.
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  • I figure they will try to bring Madden back but at a much lower salary.
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  • Hawkstorian wrote:I figure they will try to bring Madden back but at a much lower salary.


    That is certainly a pattern if they think the player is worth keeping to compete for a position.

    The roster should be up to date, to my state of information.
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  • Bob Condotta through mike Garofolo reports the team has reached an agreement to sign OG- Mike Iupati and are still talking with DJ Fluker.

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    Bob Condotta Retweeted Mike Garafolo
    This might be ominous for bringing back DJ Fluker. Seattle instead signs Iupati, who played at Idaho.Bob Condotta added,
    Mike Garafolo
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    #Seahawks are signing G Mike Iupati, source says. One-year deal for the former #Cardinals and #49ers lineman. He's 75% of the way through the NFC West.


    No terms are known yet.
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  • Seahawks will be re-signing OG- DJ Fluker, 2 years/terms unknown.
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