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News » Seattle Seahawks Strategy and Personnel 2009-03-20

Seattle Seahawks Strategy and Personnel 2009-03-20

Seattle Seahawks Strategy and Personnel 2009-03-20

Seattle continues to shore up some of the team's deficiencies in free agency. With Seattle trading Julian Peterson to Detroit for defensive lineman Cory Redding and the Lion's fifth-round pick for this year's draft, the Seahawks added depth to the defensive line.

The Seahawks also added depth at linebacker by re-signing D.D. Lewis and Lance Laury, and they pretty much swapped back-up tight ends with Detroit by signing John Owens. Heading into the draft, Seattle is set up to draft the player that will have the most impact who is available with the No. 4 overall pick. However, they still need to address depth concerns at defensive back, running back and offensive line.


1. Running back: Julius Jones and T.J. Duckett are scheduled to share the load this season, but the Seahawks could still use a more explosive alternative here.

2. Offensive line: With Walter Jones coming off of microfracture knee surgery the Seahawks could used some added insurance here.

3. Safety: The Seahawks need to draft a younger, more physical presence to man the middle in the defensive secondary.

MEDICAL WATCH: No updates.

FRANCHISE PLAYER: LB Leroy Hill: Tendered at 8.304M.



--QB Charlie Frye started one game and struggled, finishing 12 of 23 for 83 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in a 27-17 loss to Green Bay.

--LB Wesley Mallard finished on the injured reserve with an injured hamstring.

--C Steve McKinney was picked up at midseason to help add depth to an offensive line decimated by injuries.

--LS Jeff Robinson filled in nicely when rookie Tyler Schmitt suffered a back injury during training camp. Seattle may lean on him again in 2009,

--WR Koren Robinson was productive in spurts but does not have the top-end speed he possessed early in his career. May be off to greener pastures.

--FB Leonard Weaver has improved as a blocker and gives the team versatility with his pass-catching and running ability. Other teams may be interested, including NFC West rival St. Louis.



--WR Ben Obomanu (tendered at $460,000).

--WR Courtney Taylor (tendered at $460,000).


--CB Kevin Hobbs: Potential ERFA; $460,000/ 1 yr).

--WR Jordan Kent: Potential ERFA; $460,000/ 1 yr).

--LB Lance Laury: Not tendered as RFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--LB D.D. Lewis: UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--S C.J. Wallace: Potential ERFA; $460,000/ 1 yr).

--OT Ray Willis: UFA; 2 yrs, terms unknown.


--DT Colin Cole: UFA Packers; $21.4M/5 yrs, $6M guaranteed.

--WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh: UFA Bengals; $40M/5 yrs, $15M guaranteed.

--TE John Owens: UFA Lions; terms unknown.

--DT Cory Redding (trade Lions).


--DT Rocky Bernard: UFA Giants; $16M/4 yrs, guarantee unknown.

--WR Bobby Engram: UFA Chiefs; terms unknown.

--OG Chris Gray: UFA; retired.

--DT Howard Green: UFA Jets; $625,000/1 yr, guarantees unknown.

--TE Will Heller: UFA Lions; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--RB Maurice Morris: UFA Lions; $7M/3 yrs, SB unknown.

--LB Julian Peterson (traded Lions).

--OT Floyd Womack: UFA Browns; terms unknown.

Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: March 20, 2009

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