Free Agency: Looking At Positions Seahawks Must Sign Players At

I have to admit i’m getting a bit restless. A day after the Seahawks franchise best passer signed with the Tennessee Titans and Pete Carroll almost made us forget all about it by hauling in Sidney Rice and Robert Gallery; the Seahawks wire was mostly minor transactions.

Free Agency technically does not technically begin until Friday (now), so expect a ton more activity by a team who has to spend money and needs to sign a bunch of players.

As it stands, here’s a quick breakdown of the depth chart and where the Seahawks will most likely be signing people.



Tarvaris Jackson

Charlie Whitehurst

Breakdown: One


Running Back

Marshawn Lynch

Justin Forsett

Leon Washington

Breakdown: None needed, one might be added



Michael Robinson

Breakdown: Could use an upgrade


Wide Receiver

Sidney Rice

Mike Williams

Deon Butler

Ben Obomanu

Golden Tate

Breakdown: Possibly one, probably none


Tight End

John Carlson

Cameron Morrah

Anthony McCoy

Breakdown: Definitely will add a No. 2 tight end


Left Tackle

Russell Okung

Tyler Polumbus

Breakdown: One backup


Left Guard

Robert Gallery

Mike Gibson

Breakdown: Already got the best interior option available



Max Unger

Chris White

Breakdown: One backup


Right Guard

John Moffitt

Paul Fanika

Breakdown: One backup


Right Tackle

James Carpenter

William Robinson

Breakdown: One backup


Left End

Chris Clemons

Breakdown: Multiple Backups


Right End

Red Bryant

Dexter Davis

Breakdown: Possibly One Starter, At Least One Backup


Defensive Tackle

Colin Cole,

Alan Branch,

Junior Siavii

Breakdown: One Starter, one backup


Outside Linebacker

Aaron Curry,

David Hawthorne,

Matt McCoy

Breakdown: Two backups


Middle Linebacker

Lofa Tatupu

Breakdown: One backup



Marcus Trufant

Walter Thurmond

Richard Sherman

Roy Lewis

Byron Maxwell

Breakdown: One Starter



Earl Thomas

Kam Chancellor

Breakdown: One Starter, One Backup


A lot of roster filling that still needs to be done with several starters on defense needing to be finalized.


You can view all Seahawks comings and goings as they happen on our Free Agency Tracker.

You can view up to date Seahawks free agency news and rumors by clicking here.

A List of all Seahawks undrafted rookie free agent signings.


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One Response to “Free Agency: Looking At Positions Seahawks Must Sign Players At”

  1. Thorpe says:

    Alright, I’m going to help you out.

    1.Kris Durham is a drafted wide receiver from Georgia that worked out with Whitehurst during the offseason. He is in the mix, no backups needed at all.

    2. Anthony McCoy is your new blocking tight end, but you will still see a lot of Morrah and Carlson on the field together.

    3.The LEO backup to Clemons is D. Davis, you still might see Seattle try and bring in a 3-4 linebacker to play the position.

    4. R.Bryant is your starter at right end, and A. Branch is his backup. But I would expect Branch to play multiple spots.

    5. Hawthorne is probably the most logical “backup” to Tatupu. Leroy Hill was signed, past sins have been forgotten apparently. You also still have KJ Wright and Malcolm Smith in the mix at linebacker. If a middle linebacker is brought in, Tatupu is more than likely a salary cut casualty.

    6. Walter Thurmond III has been given an opportunity of a lifetime It’s his job to lose at the moment. I would be shocked if they brought in a “starter”, probably will depend on cap casualties from other teams. That’s a big IF. Personally, I think they should get an insurance policy if Thurmond fails, but they did draft a ton of athletic hopefuls. I would shoot for Carlos Rogers on a two year deal, but I don’t know if he fits the system.

    7. M. Legree is your backup at safety, Chancellor’s job to lose. Look for them to draft one next year. Hopefully I’m wrong, and Chancellor excels.

    Oh yeah NFL teams aren’t designating emergency QB’s, so look for M. Portis, or Z. Lee, or hopefully both to be on the practice squad. Again this is a spot that will be dependent on what other team’s cut.

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