2012 NFL free agency tracker: Seahawks blog

Free agency, Seahawks and beyond



The last couple days I have been examaning the free agent market as it pertains to the Seahawks. I have writtens pieces about the QB,RB,WR,TE,OL,DL, and LB positions.

Here I will track the leagues signings as well as keep a tally of What the Seahawks have been doing.


Seahawks Free Agents:

QB: Charlie Whitehurst – signed SD

RB: Justin Forsett

FB: Michael Robinson – re-signed 2-yr

TE: Chris Baker

TE: John Carlson – signed MIN

PK: Steven Hauschka – Tendered

OG: Allen Barbre – re-signed 1-yr $700,000

OG: Robert Gallery – released signed NE 

OT: Jarriel King – released

OG: Michael Gibson – signed PHI

OG: Paul McQuistan – agreed to terms

DE: Raheem Brock

DE: Red Bryant – re-signed SEA 5 year $35 m dollar deal with $14.5 guaranteed

DE: Anthony Hargrove

DT: Clinton McDonald – exclusive rights

DT: Jimmy Wilkerson

LB: Heath Farwell – re-signed SEA

LB: David Hawthorne

LB: Matt McCoy

CB: Kennard Cox – exclusive rights

CB: Roy Lewis  –

SS: Atari Bigby – signed SD

DT: Jason Jones – signed 1-yr $4.5 million all guaranteed

T: Frank Omiyale – signed

RB: Kregg Lumpkin – signed (terms not disclosed)


NFC West Free Agency:

Arizona Cardinals:

OL Adam Snyder – SF

LS Mike Leach – re-sign 3-yr

LB Reggie Walker-re-sign 2-yr

T Levi Brown – re-signed 5-yr

T D’Anthony Batiste – re-signed

Early Doucet – re-signed 2-yr

K Jay Feely – re-signed 2-yr

CB Greg Toler – 1-yr

CB William Gay – signed ARZ 2-yr 



SS Sean Considine – signed BAL 1-yr

CB Richard Marshall – MIA

OL Rex Hadnot – released

C Kristofer O’Dowd – NYJ

San Franscisco 49ers:


LB Tavares Gooden

CB Carlos Rogers – re-signed

QB Alex Smith – re-signed 3-yr $24 million with $9 million guaranteed + incentives. total contract $33 million

QB Josh Johnson – 2-yr $2 million + $1.5 million in incentives

WR Ted Ginn Jr. – re-signed

RB Rock Cartwright – signed SF 1-yr

WR Mario Manningham – signed SF 2-yr $7.375 million


LB Blake Costanzo – CHI

CB Shawntae Spencer – released signed OAK

OL Adam Snyder – ARI



CB Courtland Finnagan

TE Matthew Mulligan

WR Steve Smith (Eagles)

OL Quinn Ojinnaka 1-yr

DE Kendall Langford – signed STL 4-yr $24 million with $12 million guaranteed

C Scott Wells – agreed to terms

FB Brit Miller – re-signed




WR Brandon Llyod – NE

CB Ron Bartell – OAK

LB Chris Chamberlain – NO

NFL Free Agency movement by position:


Derek Anderson – re-signed CAR 1 year

Jason Campbell – signed CHI 1 year

David Carr – re-signed NYG

David Gerrard – signed MIA 1-yr $3.35 million with $1 million guaranteed + $1.5 million in incentives

Rex Grossman- re-signed WAS 1-yr

Bryan Hoyer – signed tender NE 1-yr $1.9 million

Matt Flynn – signed SEA

Caleb Hanie – signed DEN 2-yr

Chad Henne – signed JAX 2 year

Shaun Hill – re-signed DET 2-yr

Josh Johnson – signed SF 2-yr $2 million + $1.5 million in incentives

Peyton Manning – signed DEN 5-yr $96 million

Josh McCown – re-signed CHI 1 year

Donovan McNabb –

Dan Orlovsky – signed TB 2-yr $2.5 million

Kyle Orton – signed DAL 3 year

Brad Quinn – agreed to terms KC

Chris Redman – agreed to terms ATL

Sage Rosenfels – Re-signed MIN

Alex Smith – re-signed SF 3-yr $24 million with $9 million guaranteed + incentives. total contract $33 million

Drew Stanton – signed NYJ then traded to IND

Charlie Whitehurst – signed SD 2-yr



Cedric Benson –

RB Michael Bush – signed CHI 4-yr $14 million with $7 million guaranteed

RB Rock Cartwright – signed SF 1-yr

RB Tashard Choice – re-singed BUF

FB Jerome Felton – signed MIN

FB Tony Flammetta – agreed to terms NE

Ryan Grant –

RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis – signed CIN 3-yr $9 million

RB Lex Hilliard – signed MIN 1-yr $615,000

RB Peyton Hillis – signed KC 1 year $3M

FB Will Johnson – futures contact PIT

FB Spencer Larsen – signed NE 2-yr

RB Kregg Lumpkin – signed SEA

FB Le’Ron McClain – signed SD

FB Brit Miller – re-signed STL

FB Michael Robinson – re-signed SEA 2-yr

RB Steve Slaton – signed 1-yr MIA

RB Kevin Smith – re-signed DET 1-yr

RB Mike Tolbert – signed CAR

FB Lawarence Vickers – signed DAL 2 year



Devin Aromashodu – re-signed MIN 1-yr

Donnie Avery – signed IND

Deion Branch – re-signed NE 1-yr

Andre Caldwell – signed DEN 2-yr

Early Doucet – re-signed ARI 2-yr

Harry Douglas – agreed to terms ATL

Pierre Garcon – Signed WAS 5 year $42.5M $21.5M guaranteed

Ted Ginn Jr. – re-signed SF 1-yr

Anthony Gonzalez – signed NE

Derek Hagan – re-signed BUF

DeSean Jackson – re-signed PHI 5 year $48.5M

Vincent Jackson – signed TB 5 years $55.55M with $26M guaranteed

Brandon Lloyd – signed NE 3-yr $12 million

Mario Manningham – signed SF 2-yr $7.375 million

Scotty McKnight – re-signed NYJ

Robert Meachem – signed SD 4 year $25.9M with $14M guaranteed

Joshua Morgan – signed WAS 

Kevin Ogletree – re-singned DAL

Laurent Robinson – signed JAX 5 year $32.5M

Eddie Royal – signed SD

Chaz Schilens – agreed to terms NYJ

Matt Slater – re-signed NE

Steve Smith (Eagles) – signed STL 1-yr

Donte Stallworth – signed NE 1-yr

Mike Wallace –

Hines Ward – retired

Reggie Wayne – signed IND 7 years $17.5M and $7.5M guaranteed

Eric Wheems – signed CHI 3 years



Martellus Bennet – signed NYG 1year-$2.5M

Kevin Boss – agreed to terms KC 3-yr $9 million

John Carlson – signed MIN 5 year $25M

Dallas Clark –

Fred Davis – signed tender WAS $5.446 million

Kellen Davis – signed CHI 2-yr $6 million

Joel Dressen – signed DEN

Larry Donnell – re-signed NYG

Daniel Fells – signed NE 3-yr

Will Heller – re-signed DET 1-yr

Wes Lyons – futures contract PIT

Jeron Mastrud – signed tender MIA $540,000

Randy McMichael – signed SD 2-yr

Matthew Mulligan – signed STL 2-yr

Donte Rosario – signed SD 1-yr

Bo Scaife –

Visanthe Shiancoe –

Jeremy Shockey –

Alex Smith – re-signed CLE (1 year deal)

Jacob Tamme – signed DEN 3-yr $9.5 million



T Jeff Backus – signed DET 2-yr $10 million

T Khalif Barnes – re-signed OAK 1-yr $2 million

T D’Anthony Batiste – re-signed ARZ

T Demetrius Bell –

C Matt Birk – signed BAL 3-yr $8.52 million with $2.1 guaranteed

T Levi Brown – re-signed ARZ 5-yr

OL Mackenzy Bernadeau – agreed to terms DAL

G Cooper Carlisle – re-signed OAK 1-yr $1 million

T Anthony Collins – re-signed CIN

C Dan Connolly – agreed to terms NE

OL Oniel Cousins – re-signed CLE

C Dan Koppen –

G Ryan Diem – retired

T Demar Dotson – signed tender $1.26 million

T Jared Gaither – re-sign SD 4 year

G Robert Gallery – signed NE

G Michael Gibson – signed PHI 2-yr

G Ben Grubbs – signed NO 5-yr $36 million with 10 million guaranteed

C Geoff Hangartner – re-signed CAR (3 years)

G Artis Hicks – signed MIA 1-yr $2 million

G Steve Hutchingson – signed TEN 3-yr

OL Kory Lichtensteiger – signed tender WAS $1.26 million

G Nate Livings – agreed to terms DAL 5-yr $19 million with $6.2 million guaranteed

G Evan Mathis – re-signed PHI 5-yr $25 million with $7 million guaranteed

C Todd McClure – re-signed ATL

G Mike McGlynn – signed IND

T Jamon Meredith – signed TB 2-yr

T Marcus McNeil –

C Chris Myers – re-signed HOU 4-yr $25 million with $14 million guaranteed

G Carl Nicks – signed TB 5 year $47.4M with $31M guaranteed

C Kristofer O’Dowd – signed NYJ

T Frank Omiyale – signed SEA

G Mike Pollak – signed CAR

T Joel Reinders – Re-sign NYG

C Samson Satele – signed IND 3-yr $10.8 million with $5 million guaranteed

C Jeff Saturday – signed GB 2-yr $7.75 million

OL Geoffrey Schwarts – signed MIN 1-yr $1.5 million

OL Adam Snyder – signed ARI 5 year

OL Steve Vallos – signed PHI 1-yr

C Scott Wells – agreed to terms STL

G Travelle Wharton – signed CIN 

T Eric Winston – signed KC



DE John Abraham – re-signed ATL 3-yr

DL Jamaal Anderson – agreed to terms CIN

DE Mark Anderson – signed BUF 4-yr $27.5 million with $8 million guaranteed

DL Ryan Baker – re-signed MIA

DE Michael Bennett – signed tender TB $2.7 million

DT Brodick Bunkley – signed NO 5-yr $25 million with $9 million guaranteed

DE Red Bryant – signed SEA 5 year $35 m dollar deal with $14.5 guaranteed

DE Everette Brown – signed DET 1-yr

DL Adam Carriker – re-signed WAS 

DE Trent Cole – Re-signed PHI 4 years $53M with $15M guaranteed

DL Fred Evans – re-signed MIN 2-yr

NT Antonio Garay –

DT Letroy Guion – Re-signed MIN (3years $9M with $2.5M guaranteed)

DL Jonathan Fenene – agrees to terms NE

DL Andre Fluellen – re-signed DET 1-yr

DT Marcus Harrison – re-signed NE

DE Derrick Harvey – re-signed CIN

DL John Henderson – retired

DL Israel Idonije – agreed to terms CHI 1-yr

DT Jason Jones – signed SEA 1-yr $4.5 million all guaranteed

DE Kendall Langford – signed STL 4-yr $24 million with $12 million guaranteed

DL Jeremy Mincey – signed JAX 4 years $27.2M with $9M guaranteed

DL CJ Mosley – re-signed JAX 3 years $7.5M

DT Daniel Muir – signed GB

DE Cory Redding – signed IND 3 year $10.5M

DE Frostee Rucker – signed CLE 5 year $21M $8M guaranteed

DL Brian Schaefering – signed tender CLE $540,000

DL Trevor Scott – signed NE 1-yr

DT Pat Sims – re-signed CIN

DT Paul Soliai – re-signed MIA 2 year $12M

DE Juqua Parker – signed CLE 1-yr $3 million

NT Sione Pouha –

DE Mario Williams – signed BUF 



Russell Allen – agreed to 3 year deal with JAX

Brendon Ayanbadejo – re-signed BAL

Jovan Belcher – signed tender KC $1.97 million

Chris Chamberlain – signed NO 3-yr

Dan Connor – signed DAL 

Blake Costanzo – signed CHI 2 years

Tavares Gordon – Signed 49ers

Heath Farwell – re-signed SEA

London Fletcher –

David Hawthorne –

Erin Henderson – re-signed MIN 1-yr $2 million

Jarret Johnson – signed SD 4years

Niko Koutouvides – re-signed NE 1 year

Curtis Lofton – signed NO 5-yr

Joe Mays – signed DEN 3-yr $12 million with $4.5 million guaranteed

Jamaal McClain – signed BAL 3-yr $10.5 million

Kenny Onatolu – signed CAR 3-yr

Ashlee Palmer – re-signed DET

Byan Thomas – re-signed NYJ 1 year $990,000

Stephen Tulloch – re-signed DET 5-yr $25 million with $11 million guaranteed

Reggie Walker – re-signed ARZ 2-year

Jamaal Westerman – signed MIA

Tracy White – re-signed NE 1 year $990, 000 with $300,000+ guaranteed

Chavis Williams – re-signed BAL

Kamerion Wimbley – signed TEN 5-yr $35 million with $13.5 million guaranteed

Wesley Woodyard – agreed to terms DEN



FS Mike Adams – agreed to terms DEN 2-yr

CB Jason Allen – signed CIN 2-yr $8.2 million

CB Will Allen – signed NE 1-yr $975,000

CB Ronde Barber – re-signed TB 1-yr

CB Ron Bartell – signed OAK

SS Atari Bigby – signed SD 2-yr $2.5 million + $2 million in incentives

CB Zackary Brown – agrees to contract 1-yr MIN

CB Jarrett Bush – re-signed GB 3-yr $6.25 million with $1 million signing bonus

CB Brandon Carr – signed DAL 5 years

CB Michael Coe – re-signed NYG

CB Marquince Cole – signed NE

SS Sean Considine – signed BAL 1-yr

S Thomas DeCoud –

CB Cortland Finnegan – signed STL

CB William Gay – signed ARZ 2-yr

CB Corey Graham – signed BAL 2-yr

SS Steve Gregory – agreed to terms NE 3-yr

CB Cedric Griffin agreed to terms WAS 1-yr $2.5 million

S Chris Horton – signed NYG 1-yr

CB Dante Hughes –

CB Adam Jones – re-signed CIN

CB Jacob Lacey – signed DET 1-yr $1.3 million

FS LaRon Landry – signed NYJ 1-yr $1.75 million

CB Patrick Lee – signed OAK 1-yr

SS Dwight Lowery – re-signed JAX 4 year

CB Richard Marshall – signed MIA 3 year $16M $6M guaranteed

CB Rashean Mathis –

S Brandon Meriweather – signed WAS 2-yr $6 million

SS Haruki Nakamura – signed CAR 3-yr $4.8 million worth up to $5.5 million with incentives

FS reggie Nelson – re-signed CIN

CB Terence Newman –

CB Dimitri Patterson – re-signed CLE 3-yr $16 million with $6 million guaranteed

FS Brodney Pool – signed DAL

CB Tracy Porter – signed DEN 1-yr $4 million

CB Carlos Rogers – re-signed SF 4 year $31.3M

CB Aaron Ross – signed JAX 3-yr $15.3 million

SS Bryan Scott – re-signed BUF

CB Shawntae Spencer – signed OAK

CB B.J. Stanford – signed tender $540,000

SS Craig Steltz – agreed to terms CHI 2-yr

CB Nick Taylor – signed futures contract MIN 3-yr

CB Terrell Thomas – re-signed NYG 4 year $17M

CB Greg Toler – signed ARZ 1-yr

CB Justin Tryon – re-signed NYG

CB Eric Wright – signed TB 5 years $37.5M $15.5M guaranteed

FS Tom Zbikowski – signed IND




K Nick Folk – re-signs NYJ

LS Mike Leach – re-sign ARZ 3-year

K Jay Feely – re-sign ARZ 2-yr

LS Joe Zelenka – re-signed ATL 

K Phil Dawson – signed tender CLE $3.81 million

P Steve Weatherford – signed NYG 5-yr

LS Don ed – re-signed DET 1-yr





My Top 5 Seahawks Roster Moves of 2011

From my latest piece on Northwest Sports Beat


Roster Schmoster

A list of my top 5 Seattle Seahawks roster moves this season based solely on my opinion of the way they have effected the team this season as well as the impact they will have in the future.

1) Pete Carroll hiring Tom Cable

When Pete came to Seattle he first hired Alex Gibbs the “Godfather” of the zone blocking scheme to be the offensive line coach. Unfortunately he retired before the Seahawks first game and Art Valero took over and coached the offensive line for the 2010 season.

This season Carroll Brought in former Oakland Raiders Head Coach Tom Cable to coach the line. (Read More)

NWSB: Seahawks Weekly Notebook December 9th

My Latest piece on Northwest Sports Beat.


The Seattle Seahawks take on the St. Louis Rams in the prime time matchup on Monday Night Football. The last time the St. Louis Rams squared off with the Seattle Seahawks, the NFC West title and a berth in the playoffs were on the line….(more)