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Seahawks Day 1 Free Agency Grades: Did Seattle 'Pass' After Early Signings?

The Seattle Seahawks had a couple of outgoings to begin free agency, but also re-signed two starters in Noah Fant and Leonard Williams, but the Seahawks still have the financial means to continue shopping.

The Seattle Seahawks had seen significant departures to open the NFL's legal tampering period of free agency, as tight ends Colby Parkinson and Will Dissly set off for L.A, linebacker Jordyn Brooks was signed by the Miami Dolphins, and guard Damien Lewis was snapped up by the Carolina Panthers.

There was a feeling of dread hanging over the franchise, but then two late deals, Noah Fant and Leonard Williams, both of whom re-signed with the Seahawks, lifted the energy.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Riq Woolen (27) and defensive end Leonard Williams (99) celebrate following a play against the Washington Commanders during the second quarter at Lumen Field.

Now, as free agency continues with Fant and Williams signed to big deals, Seattle is still a player in the market. CBS gave the Seahawks a B+ grade for their Day 1 dealings. It's worth noting that this grade came before it was reported Wednesday that Seattle would be signing safety Rayshawn Jenkins, offensive tackle George Fant and linebacker Tyrel Dodson.

The Seahawks have roster needs along the offensive line and at the tight end position, and while the line issues could be fixed via the draft due to a large number of high-caliber linemen, so too could the tight end position.

It all boils down to whether the Seahawks, who still have a decent amount of cap space, want to continue bargain shop in free agency or look to build through the draft.

Both could be seen as avenues to go down, with former Ravens guard Kevin Zeitler  being a potential cost-effective option. As far as the draft, with Seattle holding the No. 16 overall selection, there is a good chance a quality lineman could be available when the Seahawks pick.

So far, the Seahawks have managed free agency rather well, but with things just getting started, there's likely some more moves on the way. Luckily, they have the financial means to make those moves happen.