Friday afternoon saw the Seattle Seahawks lose free agent defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to the Minnesota Vikings, and on Friday evening reports emerged that the New England Patriots had agreed to terms on a one year deal with offensive lineman Matt Tobin.
Patriots are signing OT Matt Tobin to a 1-year deal, per source— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) March 16, 2018
Tobin was acquired by the Seahawks in August after the presumed starter at left tackle, George Fant, was lost for the season with a shredded knee. He played sparingly, acting mostly as an extra offensive lineman or tight end. He played 32 snaps on the offensive line for Seattle over the course of the season, with 30 of those coming in the devastating win at Arizona in which Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman, Duane Brown and others all suffered injuries.
In terms of the comp pick calculations, Tobin’s signing should cancel out whichever of the signings for Seattle is considered smaller between Barkevious Mingo and Ed Dickson. That means Seattle once again is at a net loss of two free agents, meaning the team is eligible to receive two comp picks. It’s still very early in free agency, but as signings are reported I’ll try to continue to keep the status of projected comp picks updated for readers.