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Preview of Seahawks free agent. Seattle will have to add a solid or two

Before the launch of the free agency a year ago, the Seahawks had already done what turned out to be their biggest signing of the off-season, signing veteran Greg Olsen in a $ 6.9 million one-year deal.

It did not turn out as Seattle had hoped, as Olsen, who had the team’s seventh big hit a year ago, had just 24 caps in 239 yards (one touch (which came in the opening game)) and has since announced his retirement. (Olsen was officially released in Seattle on Thursday.)

Olsen’s departure, like Jacob Hollister and Luke Wilson, who are now gaining free agency, means that there must be a close end to the transformation of the new area into 2021, which has led to Seattle already contacting the expected free agents. with some of the above. ,

As our prospect of moving to a free agency at Seahawks continues, let’s look at the firm position.

Players under contract:

Will Dissly: Dissly is entering the final year of its four-year newcomer deal, coming out of a season that did not meet expectations in terms of raw statistics. 25 seizures in 251 yards – two touches – as it seemed to still be rounded off – the significant injuries of the previous two years. Dissly has been used more in role-blocking in 2020 than in its first two years (it continued to block 26% of transfers in 2020, up from 13% in 2019, according to Pro Football Focus). Coach Pete Carroll said after the season that he expects Dissly to increase production in 2021 after a year out of serious injury, and that expectation will play a role in what Seattle is doing in this part of the TE off.

Colby Parkinson. Due to a broken leg during training in June, the selection for the fourth round from Stanford in 2020 was limited to 51 extraordinary rounds. But the Seahawks value his potential և, probably considering him at least the third TE legal candidate to enter the off-season.

Tyler Mabri. After signing a failed free agent last spring, Mabri spent his rookie year in practice, signing a futures deal again after the season.

Expected free agents

Ob Jacob Holster Hollister had a strange 2020 season. In the first five games, only two wins in 10 yards, then 20 in the remaining 199, և then had no significance for the loss of the Rams in the five-goal playoffs, which very well symbolized Seattle’s attacking inability to counteract that. what rams they were taking. PFF estimates Holister’s value for two years at $ 7.5 million, Seattle may want to look elsewhere to spend free agent dollars.

Luke Wilson. The famous Wilson NFL career can end at the age of 31. There was a picture of that interesting person that Seattle Solvolz posted on social media a few weeks ago. But never say never.

Possible targets of a free agent

First of all, it should be noted that one of the biggest names in Seattle this season, Ach ace Ertz, is not a free agent. Ertsi has a year left on his contract with the Eagles, who are trying to sell him. If they do not find a candidate, Ertz may be released soon to get the Eagles out of his contract. If so, the Seahawks can stab him depending on what they can do at that strong point.

Here are some other solid edges that Seattle might be interested in.

Onn onnu Smith. Smith, who has just completed his new deal with the Titans, is coming to a season that some have linked to the start of his position, making 41 hunts in 448 yards and eight TDs at the age of 25. According to the PFF, he can order a four-year deal worth $ 38 million. Seattle seems expensive considering everything the Seahawks have to do. But free agency budgets may not run out when the free agency opens, and the lower wage realities come to fruition this year.

Era Yerald Everett. For each crime scene, it is probably worth pointing out the Ramsey-free agents, given the change in Seattle attack coordinator. Everett, 26, posted almost the same numbers as Smith did in his fourth season with the Rams – 41 receptions in 417 yards – minus touchdowns (just one), and the numbers were much cheaper. The PFF estimates that $ 15 million could sink him in three years.

Step Rudolf. The 31-year-old was released by the Vikings this week as a free street agent who could go ahead with the package by signing before the others return to the UFAs on March 17, as Olsen did a year ago. Rudolf is reportedly interested in signing a contract with New England, Seattle’s aging experience (Olsen, Ed Dixon) has not been great in recent years.

Anthony Firker. Smith, his teammate in Tennessee, the 26-year-old posted some solid numbers in 2020: 39 receptions in 387 yards. It can be an underestimated gem for someone.

And Arnold. Last season, 31 passes with 438 yards for Arizona և may not have been worth it.

Final analysis

Of the players who have seen action in the past, that Seattle only has Dislin պայման Parkinson’s contract with players who have seen action in the past (և Parkinson’s obviously very few) means that the Seahawks need to do something to add a narrow point.

It was interesting that Seahawks could not re-register in 2020. Seventh-round pick Steven Sullivan, who became a free agent when his contract expired, then signed with Carolina.

But regardless of that move, Seattle would have to add a few strong edges, either through re-registrations, signatures or trade.

Next: Wide receiver.

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