Worried that the Seahawks have suffered too many losses during free agency?
Times columnist Larry Stone writes today that shouldn’t be.
But the Seahawks, with an average age of 26.4 years, according to research by Chase Stewart of Pro Football Reference and Football Perspective, were the second youngest Super Bowl team ever. That speaks of a team that wasn’t just making one last-ditch run at glory, but rather is still in mid-peak.
Even better, the core of their team has either been locked up already (Marshawn Lynch, Kam Chancellor, Percy Harvin, Michael Bennett), or are still operating on team-friendly rookie contracts (Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, Russell Okung and the biggie, Russell Wilson).
Oh, the day of reckoning is coming, and coming fast, but the Seahawks should be formidable for the foreseeable future. So astute have Carroll and Schneider been in talent acquisition that they have replacements already waiting for most of the players who left. And they’ve earned at least a measure of trust that they’ll be able to fill in the remaining holes via the draft or free agency.
Also, if you missed it yesterday, the Seahawks may be getting a visit from free agent WR Kenny Britt:
Titans WR Kenny Britt had completed visit with New England, now will travel to Washington. Panthers, Seahawks, Rams are interested as well.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2014
Britt caught 11 passes last season for the Titans, who drafted him in the first round in 2009 but haven’t gotten much in return.
In a few other links this morning:
— Seahawks listed with $15.213 million in cap space by the NFLPA;
— NFLcom reports Jared Allen has been talking to at least five teams, including the Seahawks;
— Henry Melton is visiting the Rams today, and it appears he has other teams he may be talking with, as well, having also visited the Seahawks last week;
— SI.com’s Don Banks projects the Seahawks to take Notre Dame DE Stephon Tuitt;
— Some thoughts on Walter Thurmond’s signing with the Giants;
— Good roundup of all the comings and goings in the NFC West.