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Analysis: Grading Seahawks Free Agent Signings

With a critical offseason for a franchise in transition officially under way, reporter Corbin Smith dishes out instant reactions and grades for each of Seattle's free agent signings.

With the new league year set to kick off on March 16 at 1 PM PST, NFL free agency is officially in full swing as the Seahawks and all 31 other teams work to improve their rosters for the upcoming 2022 season.

Unlike most recent offseasons, Seattle has ample cap space at its disposal compared to most of the league. As of March 15, estimates the team has $39.6 million in cap room. But major holes must be addressed on both sides of the football, including replacing legendary quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner, who each were jettisoned last week after a decade with the franchise.

It remains to be seen how aggressive the Seahawks will be pursuing outside free agents entering a new era without any players remaining from their two previous Super Bowl squads. But as expected based on prior comments from coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider, they have been proactive attempting to sign as many of their own players as possible, suggesting they aren't entering a full-scale rebuild.

As Seattle begins building its roster for next season while ushering in a new era, I'll be breaking down each of the team's signings with contract length, key financial details, and an overall grade. Make sure to check back often as moves continue to trickle in throughout free agency and leading up to April's NFL draft.

Quandre Diggs
Sidney Jones
Al Woods
Will Dissly
Kyle Fuller
Rashaad Penny
Justin Coleman