How much cap space does Seattle have entering free agency? Seaside Joe 1472
Jarrett Stidham signed but Drew Lock still a free agent and Tampa has made no noise in signing him. Makes me wonder if Lock's market is cool. Should the Hawks re-sign him?
I’m really hoping Dalvin Tomlinson is a priority in free agency. He can (and should) play as a 0/1-Tech, but played last season as a 3-4 DE for the Vikings. He wouldn’t break the bank and would go a long ways towards shoring up the run defense. There are a number of potential DEs and big EDGE guys in the draft, a couple DTs, but the whole line can’t be rookies.
It's going to be interesting to see how they rebuild the DL. Even if they draft possible top talent they'll need time to develop so I'm curious how they'll approach free agency. Pete's comments about Ford having to play out of position (and me watching him play) make it likely he won't be back so who does that leave on the interior? Woods and who else? I'm not sure who is available out there but I imagine they aren't going to run a defense with mostly rookies on the interior DL.
While a good EDGE is always valuable I think they have the players for a good outside pass rush but teams being able to dominate the interior allowed them to mitigate it at times so it's my opinion that having a good interior will allow the team to flush QBs out of the pocket into the outside rushers more often instead of QBs being able to step up in the pocket or audibling into an inside run.
An unfortunate casualty. Very charismatic, like so many of our beloved all-time faves. Keep an eye on him for a re-sign if his free agency is tepid.
I really liked Shelby and he seemed like a great guy in interviews but this cut was inevitable. I suppose it's very unlikely we pick him back up, but I enjoyed his play for a season. I hope they surprise me and sign someone first wave level great on the D line. The free agent class isn't looking that impressive this year though and especially on interior guys.
I was perusing Field Gulls the other day and ran across a comment that seemed to be saying that the Hawks were losing the Wilson trade in part because players like Lock and Harris would no longer be Seahawks. I thought this was shortsighted... I think it's important to bear in mind that the release of these players allows the Hawks to free up space to bring in other players and these new players should also be added to the tally sheet in the plus column for the Wilson trade. Ss an example, can the Hawks go out and find another Nwosu with the funds freed up?
To be frank though I think the Hawks win the Wilson trade just by getting Cross and unblocking Geno as the starter. Geno had a better year than Russ did, The Hawks had more wins than Russ's final season. Anything on top of just Cross and Geno are gravy in my eyes.
I've got nothing intelligent or insightful to add, but I really want to be the first to make a comment. Go 'Hawks!