POLL: How do you grade the Seahawks in free agency?

The first two weeks have seen a lot of movement both in and out for Seattle.

It’s been nearly two weeks since the NFL’s free-agency period opened, and as it seems to be every year the bulk of the feeding frenzy happened in the first few days. So how have the Seattle Seahawks done?

This year’s free-agency period has seen Seattle part ways with a number of big names and replace them with some not-so-big names. Here’s the list of Seattle’s ins and outs so far in free agency, along with the teams they went to/came from and the value of the contract they signed according to Spotrac.com:


TE Jimmy Graham, Green Bay, 3 years, $30 million

CB Richard Sherman, San Francisco, 3 years, $27.1 million

WR Paul Richardson, Washington, 5 years, $40 million

DT Sheldon Richardson, Minnesota, 1 year, $8 million

CB DeShawn Shead, Detroit, 1 year, $3.35 million

TE Luke Willson, Detroit, 1 years, $2.5 million

T Matt Tobin, New England, 1 year, $815,000


TE Ed Dickson, from Carolina, 3 years, $10.7 million

LB Barkevious Mingo, from Indianapolis, 2 years, $6.8 million

WR Jaron Brown, from Arizona, 2 years, $5.5 million

DT Tom Johnson, from Minnesota, 1 year, $2.1 million

S Maurice Alexander, from Los Angeles Rams, 1 year, $880,000

G D.J. Fluker, from New York Giants, 1 year, terms not known

DT Shamar Stephen, from Minnesota, 1 year, terms not known


S Bradley McDougald, 3 years, $13.5 million

DE Marcus Smith, 1 year, $2.7 million

RB Mike Davis, 1 year, terms not known


CB Justin Coleman, $2.9 million, second-round compensation

DE Dion Jordan, $1.9 million, first-round compensation


CB Jeremy Lane

G Luke Joeckel

RB Eddie Lacy

RB Thomas Rawls

LB Michael Wilhoite

K Blair Walsh

G Oday Aboushi

LB Terence Garvin

QB Austin Davis

DE Garrison Smith

CB Byron Maxwell

LB Dewey McDonald

LB Christian French

This list doesn’t include the trade of defensive end Michael Bennett to Philadelphia. There’s still plenty that can happen in free agency, with a few big names like defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh still available. And the Earl Thomas trade rumors refuse to die down. But the general picture provided by the concluded activity is that Seattle has filled the spots of outgoing players with cheaper options in an effort to finesse the salary cap, which the Seahawks were butting up against.

So what kind of grade do you give Seahawks general manager John Schneider for his work in free agency so far? Vote here:

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