Seahawks Live Free Agency Tracker
Despite the rest of the sports world shutting down due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the NFL will resume business as usual with the start of a new league year and free agency opening on March 16.
With close to $40 million in cap space and 19 unrestricted free agents ready to hit the market, how aggressive will general manager John Schneider and the Seahawks be in coming weeks?
Check this page often for updates on signings, free agent visits, trade rumors, and more as the madness kicks off at noon Eastern time on March 16.
9:05 AM: Per Josina Anderson of ESPN, the Seahawks have expressed interest in veteran defensive back Damarious Randall, who has starting experience at outside cornerback, slot cornerback, and free safety. With Quandre Diggs already cemented as the starter at free safety, Seattle's apparent interest looks to be at the slot cornerback position, where the organization hopes to find quality competition to push Ugo Amadi.
9:32 AM: Multiple sources indicated the Seahawks have reached out to receiver Phillip Dorsett's camp with interest in signing him. The former first-round pick out of Miami has had modest production in five NFL seasons, but he did catch a career-high five touchdowns for New England in 2019 and would be a solid third option behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.
12:51 PM: Per Mike Dugar of the Athletic, Seattle has placed an original round tender on restricted free agent receiver David Moore worth $2.133 million. While he's allowed to negotiate with other teams, under terms of the tender, the Seahawks will be able to match any offer and would receive a seventh-round pick if he departs.
3:47 PM: Along with Moore, the Seahawks also moved swiftly to place a second-round tender on tight end Jacob Hollister, keeping him in the fold for the 2020 season at $3.259 million. He finished third on Seattle's roster with 349 receiving yards last season and will team up with Greg Olsen and Will Dissly to form one of the NFC's best tight end trios.
6:11 PM: As the first free agent departure of the new league year for Seattle, George Fant will have a shot to start at left tackle for the New York Jets after signing a three-year, $30 million deal. He will receive $13.7 million in guarantees to protect Sam Darnold's blind side and the Seahawks must now await what happens to Germain Ifedi, who is also an unrestricted free agent.
7:09 PM: Keeping one of their top free agents in Seattle through 2021, the Seahawks struck a two-year, $23 million deal with defensive tackle Jarran Reed. The 27-year old will have a chance to restore his value after a disappointing 2019 campaign where he finished with only 2.0 sacks and 10 quarterback hits.
10:55 PM: Seattle hasn't confirmed a deal, but per Luke Willson's own Twitter account, the veteran tight end looks to be re-upping with the Seahawks for an eight NFL season.
8:27 AM: Though nothing has happened yet, Ian Furness of Sports Radio KJR reported the Seahawks have been in discussions with veteran running back Isaiah Crowell and "may be close" to a deal. The former Alabama State standout missed all of last season recovering from a torn Achilles tendon, but would be cheap insurance as Rashaad Penny and Chris Carson recover from their own injuries.
9:28 AM: Per sources, the Seahawks have reached out to the Ravens inquiring about the availability of franchise-tagged pass rusher Matt Judon. Seattle would have to give up a second or third-round pick to acquire the Pro Bowler and a long-term deal would need to be negotiated, but he's coming off an impressive season with 9.5 sacks and 33 quarterback hits and will turn 28 years old in August.
5:25 PM: Joining Fant as Seattle's latest former starter to depart in free agency, defensive end Quinton Jefferson will bolt for Buffalo and has agreed to terms on a two-year, $13.5 million deal with the Bills. Jefferson started 26 games during the past two seasons, finishing with 6.5 sacks and 25 quarterback hits.
5:45 PM: Making their first signing of an outside free agent, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports the Seahawks will sign versatile veteran offensive lineman B.J. Finney to a two-year, $8 million deal. Finney has started 13 games during the past four seasons at both guard spots and center, giving Seattle a ton of flexibility in the trenches.
9:36 AM: Still seeking pass rushing reinforcements with free agent options dwindling, the Seahawks have reached out to Everson Griffen's camp about a reunion with Pete Carroll, who recruited him to USC back in 2007. Griffen voided the final three years of his deal with the Vikings and though he hopes to return to Minnesota, he's keeping options open.
10:37 AM: Entering free agency, Clowney thought he'd be pushing for a deal similar to Khalil Mack and Aaron Donald. But with free agency starting at 1 PM PST, NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo reported the star defender hasn't had the market he expected, which may improve Seattle's chances of keeping him.
1:59 PM: After making qualifying offers to restricted free agents on Tuesday, the Seahawks have opted not to tender guard Jordan Simmons, tight end Tyrone Swoopes, cornerback Kalan Reed, and cornerback Jeremy Boykins, making them unrestricted free agents. Seattle could explore re-signing any of those four players at a cheaper rate.
2:18 PM: As the Seahawks continue negotiating with Clowney, the front office has retained another one of its own, bringing back veteran Bruce Irvin. Terms have yet to be disclosed, but after producing 8.5 sacks for the Panthers last season, he should receive a respectable one year offer to return to where his career started in 2012.
3:40 PM: All but signaling the end of the Germain Ifedi era in Seattle, ESPN insider Adam Schefter reported the Seahawks have agreed to terms with veteran tackle Brandon Shell on a two-year, $11 million deal. The former fifth-round pick out of South Carolina has been a starter at right tackle for the Jets each of the past three seasons.
4:38 PM: Continuing to add depth to the offensive line, the Seahawks have agreed to terms with former first-round pick Cedric Ogbuehi, per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Ogbuehi played in 11 games for the Jaguars as a reserve tackle and tight end in 2019.
1:11 PM: Following a one-year hiatus, former Titans first-round selection Chance Warmack is on the comeback trail and has signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks, per his agent Ron Slavin. He last played as a reserve for the Eagles in 2018 and should have a shot at competing for a backup job in Seattle.
3:00 PM: Finally making the big splash fans have been hoping for, general manager John Schneider orchestrated his latest trade heist, acquiring cornerback Quinton Dunbar from the Redskins for a fifth-round draft choice. Before landing on injured reserve last season, Dunbar had four interceptions in 11 starts and ranked second behind only Richard Sherman for Pro Football Focus grades at the position.
6:53 PM: As the latest Seahawk defensive lineman to depart, veteran Al Woods has agreed to terms with the Jaguars on a one-year deal per SportsTrust Advisors. Woods played in 14 games and started five times in place of Jarran Reed during his lone season with Seattle, finishing with 32 tackles and a sack.
11:59 AM: After spending most of the free agency period shoring up the offensive line, the Seahawks have given Russell Wilson a new weapon at receiver. As reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the team has agreed to terms with ex-Patriots target Phillip Dorsett on a one-year contract. The former first-round pick will have a chance to compete for the No. 3 receiver role behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.
11:22 AM: Though it seemed to be a forgone conclusion after Seattle signed Brandon Shell, the Germain Ifedi era is officially over. The 2016 first-round pick finally has a new home, as Ian Rapoport reported he will sign a one-year deal to join the Bears and may potentially move to right guard with his new team.