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Weekly NFL Waiver Wire: Every transaction and a look at which moves relate to the Seahawks

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The Cardinals and 49ers extended their stars, the Seahawks brought in a former All-Pro

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Pro scouts are beginning to work overtime with training camps in full effect. All 32 front offices are constantly reviewing players that have recently been let go to see if they would be suitable to bring into their camp. Movement was the main theme this week, with 29 teams making adjustments to their camp rosters. The Cardinals and 49ers handed out big extensions to Tyrann Mathieu (5-year, $62.5M) and Navorro Bowman (four-year, $44M) this week. The Cardinals followed up the re-signing of Mathieu with one-year extensions to Carson Palmer ($24.35M) and Larry Fitzgerald ($11M). The Seahawks made several moves this past week releasing 7 players, including 5 that reverted to the IR, and signing 8 more players. The biggest signing Seattle made was for former All-Pro guard Jahri Evans. The majority of the league went through the week with the typical turning of rosters you would expect this time of the year.

NFC West

Arizona Cardinals

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Re-signed DB Tyrann Mathieu to a 5-year extension.
  • Signed DB Alan Ball.
  • Re-signed QB Carson Palmer to a one-year extension.
  • Re-signed WR Larry Fitzgerald to a one-year extension.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut S Ty Zimmerman.

Los Angeles Rams

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed WR David Richards.
  • Signed WR Austin Hill.
  • Signed TE Jake Stoneburner.
  • Signed DB Jordan Kovacs.

San Francisco 49ers

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Re-signed OLB Navorro Bowman to a four-year extension.
  • Acquired Cleveland Wallace III from waivers from Texans.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut DE Lenny Jones.

Seattle Seahawks

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed S Keenan Lambert.
  • Signed RB Cameron Marshall.
  • Signed WR Uzoma Nwachukwu,
  • Signed LB Kache Palacio.
  • Signed RB Jonathan Amosa.
  • Signed OG Jahri Evans.
  • Signed RB Troymaine Pope.
  • Signed TE Joe Sommers (after release from Bears).

Released/Waived:

  • Cut LS Drew Farris.
  • Cut OL Kona Schwenke.
  • DE David Perkins released/reverted to IR.
  • RB Tre Madden released/reverted to IR.
  • TE Cooper Helfet released/reverted to IR.
  • TE Ronnie Shields released/reverted to IR.
  • FB/TE Brandon Cottom released/reverted to IR.

NFC North

Chicago Bears

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed CB Joel Ross.
  • Signed LB Danny Mason.
  • Signed FB Darrel Young.
  • Signed OT Garry Williams.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut TE Joe Sommers.
  • Cut OT Adrian Bellard.

Detroit Lions

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed LB Chi Chi Ariguzo.
  • Signed WR Alex Chisum.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut LB Raphael Kirby.

Green Bay Packers

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed LB Derrick Mathews.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut LB Manoa Pikula.

Minnesota Vikings

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed RB Kevin Monangai.

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed DE Dwight Freeney.
  • Signed LB Torrey Green.
  • Signed LB Dominique Tovell.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut WR Chris King.

Retirements:

  • WR Lance Moore announced his retirement.

Carolina Panthers

No Transactions.

New Orleans Saints

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed DE Matt Shaughnessy.
  • Signed OG Jordan Walsh.
  • Signed DB Jamal Golden.
  • Signed FB John Kuhn.
  • Signed LS Chris Highland.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut DT Lawrence Virgil.
  • Cut DB Alden Darby.
  • Cut WR Hakeem Nicks.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed OL Caylin Hauptmann.
  • Signed DE Martin Ifedi.
  • Signed OT Kelvin Palmer.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut QB Dan LeFevour.

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed LB James Morris.
  • Signed DT Gerald Dixon Jr.
  • Signed DE Shaneil Jenkins (after being cut from Broncos).

New York Giants

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed CB Leon Hall.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut DB Tramain Jacobs.

Philadelphia Eagles

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed WR Deon Long.

Washington Redskins

Released/Waived:

  • Cut LB Steven Daniels.

AFC West

Denver Broncos

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed DT Lars Koht.
  • Signed OT Sam Carlson.
  • Signed OT Mathu Gibson.
  • Signed S Ryan Murphy.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut DE Shaneil Jenkins.
  • Cut WR Marlon Brown.
  • Cut DE Kenny Anunike.

Kansas City Chiefs

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed QB Nick Foles.
  • Signed S Jeron Johnson.
  • Signed DB Malcolm Johnson.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut CB Tre Jones.
  • Cut DT Alameda Ta’amu.
  • Cut DB Shannon Edwards.
  • Cut LB Tautvydas Kieras.

Oakland Raiders

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Acquired DB Tramain Jacobs through waivers from Giants.
  • Acquired DE Lenny Jones through waivers from 49ers.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut RB Roy Helu Jr.
  • Cut DE Damontre Moore.

San Diego Chargers

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed WR James Jones.

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed WR Chuck Jacobs.
  • Signed RB Stephen Houston.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut RB Trent Richardson.
  • Cut P Michael Palardy.

Cincinnati Bengals

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Re-signed TE Ryan Hewitt to a three-year extension.
  • Signed DB Corey Tindal.

Cleveland Browns

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed RB Robert Hughes.
  • Signed RB Rajion Neal.
  • Signed DT Kenton Adeyemi.
  • Signed NT Chigbo Anunoby.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut DT Kyle Rose.

Retirements:

  • OL Michael Bowie announced his retirement.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed CB Kevin White.
  • Signed WR Cobi Hamilton.
  • Signed TE Michael Cooper.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut TE Jake Phillips.
  • Cut OC Quinton Schooley.

AFC South

Houston Texans

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed DB Matt Pierce.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut CB Cleveland Wallace III.

Indianapolis Colts

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed DB Lee Hightower.
  • Signed P Michael Palardy (after being cut from Ravens).

Released/Waived:

  • Cut WR Brian Tyms.

Jacksonville Jaguars

No Transactions.

Tennessee Titans

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed OT Isaiah Williams.

AFC East

Buffalo Bills

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed TE Jimmay Mundine.
  • Signed LB Brandon Spikes.
  • Signed LB David Hawthorne.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut WR Gary Chambers.
  • Cut DB Javier Arenas.

Miami Dolphins

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed LB Danny Lansanah.
  • Signed DB Al Louis-Jean.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut WR Tyler Murphy.
  • Cut DB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.
  • Cut WR Damian Copeland.

New York Jets

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed RB Matthew Tucker.
  • Acquired WR Chris King through waivers from Falcons.
  • Signed WR Anthony Kelly.
  • Signed DE Christo Bilukidi.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut DT Terry Williams.
  • Cut DE Julien Obioha.

New England Patriots

No Transactions.

My Thoughts:

  • The signing of guard Jahri Evans was a great move by the Seahawks. Evans may not be the caliber of player he used to be, but his résumé and veteran experience is what Seattle’s offensive line could use. This also opens up the possibility of Ifedi swinging out to right tackle and taking over J’Marcus Webb’s spot, then Evans filling out the right guard position. However, this could also be a situation similar to when the Seahawks brought in Eric Winston in camp in 2014, where Winston was just used as an anchor for competition. Either way, I’m enthralled by this signing.
  • It was nice to see fellow NFC West teams reward their stars. As much annoyance as the Cardinals have caused Seattle recently, Mathieu, Palmer, and Fitzgerald all deserved the money given to them and I’m happy to see this rivalry extended into the next few years. The 49ers made a good move by locking up their best player for the rest of his prime. Especially after his devastating injury in the 2014 NFC Championship Game, Bowman’s ability to bounce back and perform at a high level was great to see.