Seahawks One Team with Interest in Signing Wide Out Terrelle Pryor

The Seahawks have yet to do much in free agency this offseason, but that could be changing as they are one of the teams reported to have an interest in wide receiver Terrelle Pryor.

Pryor spent one unforgettable season in 2017 with the Washington Redskins, catching only 20 passes for 240 yards before an ankle injury ended his season.

His best season came the year before in 2016 with the Browns, another team reported to be in the running for his services, pulling in over 1000 yards with 77 catches and four touchdowns.

Michael Silver tweeted out today that also the 49’ers and Rams have interest in signing Pryor.

Is the Window Closing or Can the Seahawks Reload This Offseason for Another Super Bowl Run?

By Hayden Goldberg

The future of the Seattle Seahawks is up in the air. With their recent trade of Michael Bennett, and the release of Richard Sherman and Jeremy Lane, they have committed to a full-scale rebuild of the most dominant defense of the century. Between 2010 and 2012, John Schneider found multiple needles in haystacks, but was this luck or skill, and can it be repeated?

To stay competitive, Schneider’s purge is necessary.

The Seahawks are working with little cap space, and these three moves – the first of many – gave them approximately $18 million to work with this year, plus $21 million down the line. An additional $7 million for this season can be freed up if Cliff Avril leaves the team, either by release or retirement. This would give them approximately $37.6 million to work with this offseason, but the question is what do they do with it?

For starters, they need to re-sign their franchise quarterback. At first, this may not make sense as Russell Wilson has another two years left on his contract.

But, the way the quarterback pay scale in the NFL works is that whenever a good, healthy quarterback signs a new contract or extension, he signs the largest deal in the league, surpassing whoever previously held that title. Kirk Cousins is significantly more proven then Jimmy Garoppolo, and should top Garoppolo’s five-year, $137.5 million deal when he becomes a free agent on March 14. Drew Brees should top Garoppolo’s average annual salary ($27.5 million) in his new deal with the Saints. Next year, both Matt Ryan and Aaron Rodgers will sign extensions.

Rodgers will top Cousins. Ryan’s average annual salary will likely be similar to or larger than Breese’s. Wilson would be next in line, rightfully asking for upwards of the $30 million per year that Rodgers likely gets. This would put him firmly in a position to sign the largest contract in league history. By signing him to an extension now, the team may be able to save themselves upwards of $5 million per year in the future.

Secondly, the team needs to protect Wilson by investing in an offensive line; once and for all. Trading for left tackle Duane Brown in the middle of last season was a great move (albeit the team sacrificed a lot), and an offseason of reps will do wonders for their chemistry. He needs to be re-signed, as his contract only runs for one more year.

Justin Britt works at center and is signed for another three seasons, but after that, their offensive line is in shambles. Schneider needs to find lineman in the draft and free agency who will be able to (a) run around with Wilson when he scrambles and (b) block so that the team can actually run the ball. Since signing top free agents will cost significantly more money then the team has, the team needs to look for second tier lineman who will be significantly cheaper.

Finally, Schneider needs to rebuild his defense. If he does not succeed and the team fails to win another Super Bowl with Wilson at quarterback, his failed defensive rebuild will be the reason why. Already, he has acquired multiple players who will be future contributors: defensive lineman Frank Clark, Jarran Reed, and Nazair Jones and cornerbacks Shaquill Griffin and Justin Coleman.
This talent alone is not enough.

In the upcoming draft, one safety in particular stands out: Deshon Elliott out of Texas. A mix between Thomas and Chancellor, he is physical, embraces making big hits, and is quarterback of the defense. Van Smith out of Clemson is another possibility; versatile with good anticipation he fits the team’s scheme. To make sure he has some Legion of Boom veterans to mentor younger players, Schneider signed Bradley McDougald to a 3-year, $13.95 million-dollar extension on March 12.

Time will tell whether his rebuild pays off, but it will be necessary for the team to keep their window open and win another Super Bowl.

Seahawks Losing TE Jimmy Graham to the Green Bay Packers

The three-year stint for tight end Jimmy Graham in Seattle is over, as the Green Bay Packers will make it official on Wednesday, inking Graham to a reported three-year deal.

Graham was a favorite target for quarterback Russell Wilson the last three years, last season catching 57 passes and 10 touchdowns. The season before he caught 65 passes for 923 yards and six touchdowns.

Seahawks and Safety Bradley McDougald Agree to Contract Extension

The Seahawks are hoping that Bradley McDougald will have a big future in the Seahawks secondary, and Monday the team inked the safety to a new contract extension.

On Monday, the Seahawks made sure McDougald would be part of that nucleus going forward, signing the versatile safety to a multi-year contract extension just before the start of free agency.

McDougald, 27, joined the Seahawks last year after spending the first four years of his career in Tampa Bay, and despite being a somewhat under-the-radar signing, he was a player whom the Seahawks were very excited about when they acquired him last spring.

And McDougald indeed proved to be an important addition to the team in 2017, beginning the season as a key contributor on special teams while also playing as a third safety in “big nickel” packages, and finishing the season as a starter. One reason the Seahawks liked McDougald was his ability to play both safety spots, and he showed that versatility during the season, starting two games in place of Earl Thomas at free safety when Thomas had a hamstring injury, then finishing the year starting seven straight games for Kam Chancellor at strong safety after Chancellor sustained a season-ending neck injury.

Seahawks to Chat with Recently Released RB DeMarco Murray

The Seahawks are in the market for a running back, and reports from Ian Rapoport state that the Hawks are going to get a visit from 29-year-old recently released running back DeMarco Murray.

As stated Murray also spoke Monday to the Lions, and if neither team signs him there’s going to be a solid market for the running back, who two seasons ago ran for 1287 yards and 9 scores for the Titans.

Former Seahawks CB Richard Sherman Inks with the Rival 49ers

Friday the Seahawks dumped former defensive captain Richard Sherman, and as expected it didn’t take long for him to find a new team.

Many probably didn’t think he’d end up with one of Seattle’s biggest rivals.

Sherman Saturday agreed to a three-year deal with the up and coming San Francisco 49ers, a deal that could come back to bite the Seahawks considering the two teams play each other twice a season.

“I’m thankful to John [Lynch, 49ers GM] and Kyle [Shanahan, 49ers coach] for believing in me,” Sherman told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. “Some smaller details still getting ironed out, but #ShermInTheBay.”

The three-year deal is worth $39 million, with a five million dollar signing bonus.

The 49ers had met with Sherman earlier Saturday and wanted to make sure he is healing well from a torn Achilles in one leg and a bone spur in the other. On Friday, Sherman told Anderson that he will be back running on the treadmill next week.

Sherman and the 49ers both expect that he will be ready for training camp, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who first reported the agreement between the sides


Seahawks CB Richard Sherman Telling Teammates Goodbye According to Ian Rapoport

Iconic Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has reportedly been telling teammates goodbye in the past 24 hours, telling them he does not expect to play for the Seahawks in 2018 according to Ian Rapoport of

Rapoport adds that “nothing is set in stone” regarding Sherman’s future but he is scheduled to meet with head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider Wednesday afternoon.

Turning 30 years old at the end of March, Sherman missed the first regular season games of his seven-year NFL career in 2017 when he went down with a torn Achilles in Week 7 and he underwent a “minor clean-up on the other Achilles this offseason. Sherman is under contract through 2018 but releasing him would clear $11 million in cap space for a franchise making major changes to their defense. The glory days of the Legion of Boom appear to be over.

Seahawks Ship DE Michael Bennett to Eagles for 5th Round Pick and WR Marcus Johnson


The Seahawks have traded three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett and a 2018 seventh-round draft pick of the Eagles for a 2018 fifth-round pick and wide receiver Marcus Johnson according to Adam Schefter ESPN.

Rumors of Bennett being on the trade block gathered steam this week. Now 32, Bennett tallied 8.5 sacks while remaining an every-down player in 2017, but battled through a number of injuries and the Seahawks have also reportedly tired of his vocalness in the locker room. He signed a four-year, $39 million” extension last December but had told the media after the end of the season that he expected to be released as the team goes in a younger, cheaper direction.

This is clearty a coup for the Super Bowl champion Eagles. The rich just keep getting richer as aggressive Philly GM Howie Roseman adds to an already stacked defensive line-and it is another sign that the Legion of Boom is dissolving.

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