Earlier Monday I wrote the Seahawks had a better than even chance of re signing Rubin
predicting how likely Seahawks are to keep key free agents
Now that the Seahawks have their preemptive free agency strike by agreeing on a new cater to Ahtyba Rubin, The NFL’s open market can start. Pacific Time because they agreed Monday night on a three year contract with its run stuffing defensive tackle.
Monday was day one Rubin’s agent and those of the other 16 free agents could officially negotiate with other teams (Though talks previously going on "Unoffically" just for weeks). They have been the focus of gm John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll even before the team’s season ending playoff loss at Carolina Jan. 17.
Earlier Monday I wrote the Seahawks had a better than even chance of re signing Rubin, Who was a key back to their run defense. one is 29 and came $2.9 million more cheaply than fellow preserving tackle Brandon Mebane did last season. The Seahawks deposited him $2.6 million after he had an injury shortened 2014 for Cleveland and then he was crowned the Seahawks’ perfect fit "Three method" Tackle off the make of the opposing guard. He and Mebane were the basis of the league’s No. 1 rush defense.
Seattle sooo want to be able to keep both, And had to keep one to retain an anchor to its run stuffing. Rubin is coming back more cheaply than the more renowned, Accomplished Mebane may be able to.
The Seahawks are an estimated $15 million or so under their 2016 salary cap, Counting Marshawn Lynch’s old age that will save them $6.5 million through the cap. That estimate includes seattle’s new, Three year agreement with insulating tackle Ahytba Rubin, Which Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo suffered Tuesday is worth $4 million per year. Rubin’s deal apparently includes a $4.5 million signing bonus and is counting $3 million against this year’s cap ($1 million base salary in ’16 having a $1.5 million proration on the putting their signature to bonus and a roster bonus of $500,000). It keeps the key factors stopper on the league’s No. 1 run defense last season for free agency.
Here are its most leading free agents, In order of my projected chance the Seahawks will re sign each:
Linebacker Bruce Irvin: The dominance Denver’s Von Miller had on the AFC championship game and then Super Bowl 50 last month highlighted how pass rushing has become second only to quality quarterback play as the NFL’s most sought after skill. Though Irvin’s career high of eight sacks came in his rookie season four yrs ago and he went from 6 1/2 sacks in 2014 to 5 1/2 sacks last season, Some of that’s because he’s become an every down player who was Seattle’s rush end in passing situations. The Seahawks spent their first pick last
HaHaClinton-DixJersey spring on Michigan rush end Frank Clark with an eye on Irvin potentially leaving this spring. Then they declined to exercise Irvin’s contract option that may given him $7.8 million to get 2016. And now Arizona is the latest to join Atlanta and the town of jacksonville (With
BrettHundleyJersey former Seattle defensive coordinators as head coaches) In supposedly making a pitch to sign Irvin for perhaps $8 $9 million per year.
Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin has clear charm from Jaguars Falcons, With many connectors. But keep track of AZCardinals.
Even richard Sherman, Bobby Wagner, Bruce Irvin are here to see the farce of Seahawks Media Combine.
prospect Seattle keeps: 20%
Wide radio Jermaine Kearse: We’ve discussed here a couple times in recent
MicahHydeJersey weeks how seattle’s No. 3 WR and clutch performer the last three postseasons is likely to shop to see what his best offers will be in free agency. They are often perhaps $4 million per year the salary the Seahawks are scheduled to pay No. 1 considerable out Doug Baldwin, And he just set the franchise record and co led the NFL in touchdown catches. That’s probably pricy for the Lakewood native to stay with his hometown team. And Tyler Lockett’s role is getting ready to get bigger and his second league season.
odd Seattle keeps: 30%
Left correct Russell Okung: Seahawks general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll are trying to bank, pretty much, On their loving relationship with the man they made their first draft choice for Seattle in 2010 at No. 6 finally. they are negotiating with Okung and with Okung only; He is symbolizing himself in contract talks, determining to not hire an agent. Left take on, Protector of the choice handed quarterback’s blind side, Is an expensive position for free agency and Okung is most likely accomplished ones on the market, Even while dealing with shoulder surgery already this offseason. Okung knows every veteran in the league is seeing how large a contract he can get on his own, And he’s stated he sees a larger calling of "freedom, restraint and fortitude" In from himself in free agency. using eyes on him, He is unlikely to settle for what would probably be below market value to stay with Seattle.
shot Seattle keeps: 30%
defensive tackle Brandon Mebane: He turned 31 in January and came off a torn hamstring to excel as the run stopping partner next to Rubin on the medial side the Seahawks’ defensive line. His salary was $5.5 million from 2015. The Seahawks are talking to his agent so as to bring back their key nose tackle and central piece to its standout run defense but not for anywhere near $5.5 million per year and not manage beyond maybe 2016. If he can get an offer for more years elsewhere it will come with a higher signing bonus than Seattle may be willing to offer. We may see if money or familiarity wins here. Sweezy: rumours, maybe from agents, Say the Seahawks’ native former college defensive tackle is gaining attention and thus cost in this free agent market. Sweezy. I told at least 10 teams have said serious interest.
If the c’s loses Okung in free agency, That will leave more money and effort to spend on Sweezy so the Seahawks don’t lose 40 percent of their already iffy offensive line in a matter of days. Veteran line coach Tom Cable is proudest of Sweezy for improving so noticeably after his
custompackersjersey infamous NFL debut at guard when the Cardinals ran through him in the 2012 opener. Cable converted him from uptight line, And the tests worked. It produced a nasty,
RandallCobbJersey At times dominant run blocker who remains unpredictable in pass protection. Cable has a ton of sway of what blockers Seattle signs, Lets go and builds up. He’s invested too much individually in Sweezy to let him leave without a big fight.
option Seattle keeps: 60%
Cornerback, dime back Jeremy Lane: The Seahawks learned the hard way over the first half of last season that replacing a departed free agent cornerback by signing another free agent doesn’t always fit their specific theories and skills of their vaunted defensive secondary. Lane is another homegrown Seahawk who knows the step kick technique better than Williams ever could even grasp before Seattle cut its brief starter and free agent signee this time last year down the middle of the 2015 season. Lane’s ability to start at cornerback and slide over to nickel as the fifth DB on passing downs is valuable more to Seattle than it would be to any other team. and also, The Seahawks may be about to feel the lone positive to Lane breaking his arm and tearing knee ligaments in Super Bowl 49 and missing the first half of last season recovering; That may temper the marketplace for him now.