Predictably, the flurry of news that greeted the first week of free agency slowed to a trickle as the first full day of the second week of free agency got underway.
The news of the day was the signing of DT Henry Melton, who visited Seattle last week, by the Cowboys (detailed in the post below).
There was also this from Pro Football Talk that tight end Jermichael Finley has yet to receive medical clearance to play, which understandably has teams like the Seahawks staying away from signing him for now.
As you can see below, the Seahawks have four of their own free agents that remain unsigned — TE Kellen Davis, OL Paul McQuistan, FB Michael Robinson and LB O’Brien Schofield.
At the moment, there are no indications that the Seahawks are close to signing any of them. Most notable of that group is Robinson, the popular fullback who was brought back to the team in October and got a Super Bowl ring, but who at age 31 might be close to the end of his football career. Seattle may be content to go into the season with Derrick Coleman and Spencer Ware at fullback.
Here’s the nightly recap, with some updated contract figures:
Cap Space update
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, $1 million guarantee, the base salary for 2014)
CB Walter Thurmond (signed with New York Giants, 1 year, $3.5 million, $2 million guaranteed, which included a $1 million signing bonus)
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 (one year, $570,000, no guarantee, has to make team to be paid)
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 (signed with Dallas Tuesday to a one-year contract with a three-year team option)
DE Jared Allen (unsigned, visited Dallas Monday and Tuesday, one report that Seattle may offer only a one-year deal around $4 million or so)