It wasn’t a real active day for the Seahawks in free agency Thursday. And it’s possible there won’t be many real busy days for a Seattle team largely trying to keep its core together.
That said, here’s a quick overview of where things stand for the Seahawks following day three of the free agent signing period.
Seahawks roster moves
Re-signed by Seahawks:
DE Michael Bennett
TE Anthony McCoy
DT Tony McDaniel
QB Tarvaris Jackson
Signed by other teams:
WR Golden Tate, Detroit
DT Clinton McDonald, Tampa Bay
S Chris Maragos, Philadelphia
OT Breno Giacomini, New York Jets
Players cut since end of season:
DE Chris Clemons (signed with Jacksonville)
DT Red Bryant (signed with Jacksonville)
WR Sidney Rice (unsigned, with recent rumors he could re-up with the Seahawks)
Free agents signed by Seahawks:
WR Taylor Price
Unsigned Seahawks free agents:
CB Brandon Browner
TE Kellen Davis
K Steven Hauschka
OL Paul McQuistan
FB Michael Robinson
*LB O’Brien Schofield
CB Walter Thurmond
*Initially signed with Giants but deal now dead because of concerns Giants had about his knee after his physical.
OTHER PLAYERS KNOWN TO HAVE VISITED SEAHAWKS
TE Jermichael Finley (unsigned)
DT Jason Hatcher (signed today with Washington)
The big news today, as recapped here, was the news that Thurmond is on a slew of visits, including the 49ers, while also sending out a few Tweets that seemed to indicate he won’t be back with the Seahawks.
As detailed in earlier blog posts, it also now looks like Rice could be back, and that the Seahawks remain interested in Finley and that a physical could be all that needs to be sorted out there. And then there is the Browner news, also recapped in an earlier blog.
Of the rest of the unsigned free agents, Hauschka may be the most intriguing to see what happens. Obviously Seattle needs a kicker and the thought is the Seahawks want him back, but may just be waiting for the market to thin out — I’ve seen or heard nothing seriously linking him to any other team — and re-sign him at a price more to their liking. If not, then they’ll have to get a kicker somewhere. Hunch here is Hauschka is back, eventually.