Day two: Making moves
Posted by Danny O'Neil
By Danny O'Neil, The Seattle Times
Unconventional Seahawks sticking to their plan
By Jerry Brewer, The Seattle Times
The Seahawks take the field in training camp Thursday morning, though it's a walk-don't-run kind of thing, which is to say a 45-minute walk-through.
The next big domino to fall in free agency -- and it is a big domino given the size of the player in question -- is defensive tackle Brandon Mebane. The Seahawks have made re-signing him a priority. That's going to be an expensive proposition with the interest he's attracting on the open market, and John Clayton of ESPN said the Denver Broncos are hot after him, too.
Not sure a timeline for a decision, but this one could be sooner as opposed to later. Stay tuned.
Linebacker Anthony Heygood, who spent last season on injured reserve after suffering an Achilles injury, indicated via Twitter that he may have been released. Teams can begin making transactions today. Offensive lineman Stacy Andrews has also been told he will be released.
Finally, rookie signings are going to start coming in floods, and Scott Smith, the agent for safety Mark Legree, confirmed the Seahawks already have an agreement with Legree. Pep Levingston, a defensive lineman Seattle chose in the seventh round, also reached an agreement with the team.
While rookie deals aren't quite a bookkeeping formality, they're not the matter of suspense that they were before this collective-bargaining agreement. Expect a flurry of agreements as training camp is about to get underway.
Also, one final note, the agent for Brandon Stokley indicated that his announcement that Stokley was headed to Washington was premature. Washington has agreed to add too many receivers so Stokley's agreement to go to Washington is off. That's totally permissible. Right now, teams and players are only agreeing to terms. They can't sign contracts until Friday so remember that. Nothing is set in stone.
To say you need a scorecard to keep track of NFL free agency is neither overstatement nor metaphor so we assembled one to help you keep track of Seahawks transactions:
|FORMER TEAM||POS||PLAYER||FUTURE TEAM||POS||PLAYER|
|Vikings||QB||Tarvaris Jackson | Story||Titans||QB||Matt Hasselbeck | Story|
|Raiders||OL||Robert Gallery | Story||Panthers||K||Olindo Mare | Story|
|Vikings||WR||Sidney Rice | Story||Saints||LB||Will Herring | Story|
|Re-signed||LB||Matt McCoy | Story||S Jordan Babineaux||DL||Raheem Brock|
|DL Amon Gordon||LB||Leroy Hill|
|CB Kelly Jennnings||OT||Sean Locklear|
|QB J.P. Losman||WR||Ruvell Martin|
|DL Brandon Mebane||S||Lawyer Milloy|
|OL Chester Pitts||OL||Tyler Polumbus*
|DL Jay Richardson||FB||Michael Robinson|
|DL Junior Siavii||C||Chris Spencer|
|DT Craig Terrill||OL||Ray Willis|
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