We're in the thick of the NFL's legal tampering period on the eve of the first day of NFL Free Agency. There's a lot of stuff going on today, so we'll be right here to track what's going on around the NFL. Seattle has a handful of free agents that they'd like to re-sign, and they'll likely be involved with several outside free agent negotiations as well.
The Seahawks got things started out last night by signing one of their own, free agent defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin. The contract is worth $12M over three years, with Rubin receiving $6M (in salary and signing bonus) in year one, per Ian Rapoport. That puts him somewhere in the middle of the pack for starting defensive tackles, and near the top for the run-stuffing variety. Seattle obviously values him right there in the meat of their defensive line on base downs.
-- Bruce Irvin is going to be a Raider.
-- Looks like DT A.J. Francis signed his exclusive rights free agent tender. So, Seattle's now locked up two interior linemen.
-- The Seahawks have released DT Jesse Williams. Williams had been recovering from kidney cancer but had been recently cleared to play. He'll look to catch on with another team.
-- Seattle tendered exclusive rights free agent cornerback Marcus Burley. Made no sense not to.
-- The Broncos are releasing offensive guard Louis Vasquez and tight end Owen Daniels. Add one more veteran guard to the free agent pile, and Daniels could be a vet option for Seattle if Jimmy Graham's injury recovery is delayed.
-- Ravens offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele is signing with the Raiders. It's unclear whether he'll be playing guard or tackle, but this increases the likelihood that Donald Penn will hit the open market. That's a name to keep in mind for Seattle.
-- The Chargers re-signed tackle Joe Barksdale. 4-years, $22.2M with $10.5M guaranteed.
-- The Bills have re-signed guard Richie Incognito. Some had speculated that he could come to the Seahawks, but that train has now sailed.
-- Safety Jeron Johnson was released by Washington on Monday. Also released were QB Robert Griffin, S Dashon Goldson, and DL Jason Hatcher.
-- The Eagles traded Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso to the Dolphins for draft picks. They also traded DeMarco Murray to the Titans. They're just offloading Chip Kelly's roster moves.
-- Pass rusher Tamba Hali is expected to stay with the Chiefs.
-- The Colts released former first-round pick Bjorn Werner.
-- The Vikings are reportedly releasing Mike Wallace.
-- CB Leodis McKelvin is reportedly signing with the Eagles.
-- TE Benjamin Watson is on his way to the Ravens.
-- LB Ray-Ray Armstrong signed a one-year deal with the 49ers.
-- Mario Williams is signing on with the Dolphins.
-- Charles Johnson re-signed with the Panthers.