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Seahawks free agency tracker 2016: Tracking news and rumors in NFL free agency

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It's the big day. At 1:00pm PT, NFL free agency officially starts, and it's going to be a madhouse. Get ready for tons of quickly-breaking news and rumors. We'll be right here to track everything. I'm combining yesterday's notes with everything that happens today.

SEAHAWKS NEWS AND RUMORS:

-- The Seahawks re-signed cornerback Jeremy Lane, locking up yet another key member of the L.O.B..

-- The Seahawks also officially announced that they've tendered exclusive rights free agents CB Marcus Burley, DT A.J. Francis, TE Cooper Helfet, LB Eric Pinkins, CB Mohammed Seisay, DB DeShawn Shead, and FS Steven Terrell. They also tendered restricted free agent Patrick Lewis. This had already been reported, but the team confirmed it.

-- Brandon Mebane ended up signing with the Chargers. So long, Banger.

-- J.R. Sweezy signed in Tampa Bay with the Bucs. Seattle will likely look to Mark Glowinski to fill his role.

-- The Seahawks didn't give Christine Michael or Alvin Bailey RFA tenders, which was expected. They will try to sign them as UFAs at lower prices. Seattle did not give FB Derrick Coleman or WR Ricardo Lockette RFA tenders either. Lockette will not likely play football again, and Coleman is going through legal issues related to his earlier this year.

-- The Seahawks are making a push to sign Russell Okung.

-- Chris Clemons (yes that Chris Clemons) is set to visit the Seahawks, and if all goes well, he'll sign. Could be an interesting and risk-free move for the team. Because he was cut, it would not count against the Seahawks' comp pick formula.

-- The Seahawks are one of two teams (Cowboys too) that are interested in former Eagles DL Cedric Thornton. Thornton is 6'4, 309 pounds and is just 27 years old. He started 13 games for the Eagles last year.

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-- 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.

NFL NEWS:

-- DL Adrian Clayborn re-signed with the Falcons.

-- DL Derrick Shelby signed with the Falcons.

-- Former Seahawks DT Jaye Howard re-signed with the Chiefs.

-- QB Kellen Clemens re-signed with the Chargers.

-- ILB Derrick Johnson re-signed with the Chiefs.

-- TE Marcedes Lewis re-signed with the Jags.

-- CB Pacman Jones re-signed with the Bengals.

-- TE Coby Fleener signed with the Saints.

-- S Tashaun Gipson signed with the Jaguars.

-- G Michael Harris signed with the Vikings.

-- S Michael Griffin signed with the Vikings.

-- QB Thad Lewis signed with the 49ers.

-- OT Mitchell Schwartz is headed to Kansas City.

-- CB Tracy Porter signed with the Bears.

-- WR Brian Quick re-signed with the Rams.

-- OT Bobbie Massie is headed to the Bears.

-- DE Olivier Vernon got paid by the Giants. Holy crap.

-- DT Damon Harrison to the Giants. Very interesting.

-- RB Matt Forte will sign with the Jets.

-- S George Illoka re-signed with the Bengals.

-- S Tyvon Branch signed with the Cardinals.

-- CB Brent Grimes was released by the Dolphins, officially.

-- DL William Hayes returns to the Rams.

-- OL Jeff Allen signed with the Texans.

-- QB Brock Osweiler is a Houston Texan. This will start a chain of quarterback dominoes and should be very interesting. Reports now have the Super Bowl Champion Broncos looking into Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III.

-- RB Lamar Miller plans to sign with the Texans as well.

-- RB Doug Martin is going back to the Bucs.

-- OG Brandon Brooks has signed with the Eagles.

-- The Rams put a 1st Round tender on QB Case Keenum.

-- The Rams also re-signed LB Mark Barron.

-- DT Haloti Ngata re-signed with the Lions.

-- C Alex Mack will sign with the Falcons.

-- RB Chris Ivory is going to sign with the Jaguars.

-- Looks like the Byron Maxwell trade to Miami could be off because of a shoulder situation with Maxwell.

-- TE Antonio Gates re-signed for two years with the Chargers, as expected.

-- QB Chase Daniel signed with Philly to back up Sam Bradford.

-- OT LaAdrian Waddle signed with the Patriots.

-- OG Alex Boone is set to sign with the Vikings.

-- CB Janoris Jenkins is set to sign with the Giants.

-- TE LaDarius Green is signing with the Steelers.

-- S Rodney McLeod is signing with the Eagles.

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-- 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.

-- Broncos defensive lineman Malik Jackson, one of the top free agents on the market, is reported to be joining the Jaguars for upwards of $15M per year. Michael Bennett is going to be pissed.

-- 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.

-- Pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul is expected to stick with the Giants on a one-year deal.

-- The Chargers re-signed tackle Joe Barksdale. 4-years, $22.2M with $10.5M guaranteed.

-- The Packers gave guard Lane Taylor a 2-year deal worth $4.15M.

-- The Colts got Trent Cole to agree to a pay-cut.

-- The Dolphins got Jordan Cameron to agree to a pay-cut.

-- 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.