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March 17, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Seahawks free agency tracker — Day Seven

Day seven brought clarification to one piece of Seattle’s free agent puzzle — the signing of Steven Hauschka Seahawks (recapped here).

While it took a little while, Seattle was going to have a kicker on its team in 2014 and everyone assumed all along it would  likely be Hauschka.

In this interview on CBS 1090 The Fan,

Hauschka said that he wanted to work something out with the Seahawks. He said if it seemed like there was a delay in his signing it was because the Seahawks were “waiting for a couple other pieces to happen before they got to me.” He said he got feelers from a couple other teams but wanted to stay in Seattle and that “I’m glad we were able to work something out.”

Hauschka also revealed that the actual spelling of his first name is Stephen rather than Steven, that it got changed when he was at North Carolina State.  For now, we’ll go with it the way the team has it just to keep it simple.

There wasn’t a lot of other activity otherwise, though there was confirmation from the official site of the Dallas Cowboys that Jared Allen is visiting there.

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com Tweeted the feeling about the process:

Rapoport also reported that WR James Jones had interest in the Seahawks before signing with the Raiders:

Obviously it makes sense that the Seahawks would be approaching receivers after losing Golden Tate.

The three-year deal is worth a reported $11.3 million. And the assumption would be that this was another one where the Seahawks didn’t want to get involved in a bidding war —- the Raiders have a lot  more money than the Seahawks to throw around (almost $60 million in available cap space at last report).

Also, while it had been reported earlier that Tarvaris Jackson would re-sign, he made it official today. Here’s the nightly recap:

Cap Space update

As reported by the NFLPA, the Seahawks have salary cap room of $14.248 million. However, this undoubtedly does not take into account the most recent signings of Hauschka, and probably Jackson. So expect a new figure soon.

Seahawks roster moves

Re-signed by Seahawks:

DE Michael Bennett (4 years, $28.5 million, $10 million  guaranteed)

TE Anthony McCoy (1 year, $1.35 million, all guaranteed)

DT Tony McDaniel (2 years, $5.75 million, $1.25 million guaranteed)

QB Tarvaris Jackson (1 year, $1.25 million, all guaranteed)

PK Steven Hauschka (3 years, $9.15 million, $3.35 million guaranteed)

Signed by other teams:

WR Golden Tate, Detroit (5 years, $31 million, $10.5 million guaranteed)

DT Clinton McDonald, Tampa Bay (4 years, $12 million, $4.75 million guaranteed)

S Chris Maragos, Philadelphia (3 years, $4.05 million, $1.5 million guaranteed)

OT Breno Giacomini, New York Jets (4 years, $18 million, $7 million guaranteed)

CB Brandon Browner (signed with New England, 3 years, $17 million, no word yet on guarantee)

CB Walter Thurmond (signed with New York Giants, 1 year, $3.5 million, no word yet on guarantee)

Players cut since end of season:

DE Chris Clemons (signed with Jacksonville, 4 years, $17.5 million, $4.475 million guaranteed)

DT Red Bryant (signed with Jacksonville, 4 years, $19 million, $5.255 million guaranteed)

WR Sidney Rice (unsigned, with recent rumors he could re-up with the Seahawks although there were rumors Monday that the Saints and Jets may also be interested)

Free agents signed by Seahawks:

WR Taylor Price

Unsigned Seahawks free agents:

TE Kellen Davis

OL Paul McQuistan

FB Michael Robinson

*LB O’Brien Schofield

*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 with Washington, 4 years, $27.5 million, $10.5 million guaranteed)

DT Henry Melton (unsigned, visited Dallas Monday)

DE Jared Allen (unsigned, visiting Dallas Monday and Tuesday)

 

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