While it has been a busy news week across the NFL, with contracts and franchise tags being announced left and right, the Seattle Seahawks have been busy as well. The team started the week off by retaining free agents Jarran Reed and Luke Willson, tendered restricted free agents Jacob Hollister, Joey Hunt, David Moore and Branden Jackson and added B.J. Finney. Then on Wednesday, the team added two offensive linemen in Brandon Shell from the New York Jets and Cedric Ogbuehi from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
However, news about the Seahawks additions was not the only news Wednesday. Likely lost in the shuffle for many fans was the fact that the team chose to non-tender several exclusive rights free agents.
NFL made it official today that Seahawks did not tender Jordan Simmons, Tyrone Swoopes, Kalan Reed and Jeremy Boykins. So all four are now unrestricted free agents.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) March 18, 2020
So, while the Hawks have certainly added a lot of names to the roster for 2020, Jordan Simmons, Tyrone Swoopes, Kalan Reed and Jeremy Boykins appear unlikely to be with the team once camp arrives. Reed, of course, suffered a serious neck injury during the preseason last year that his agent stated would likely force him into retirement, and without having heard differently from any other outlets, that appears to be the case.
Likewise, Simmons saw his time in Seattle derailed by injury, spending much of 2018 and all of 2019 on injured reserve after flashing in replacing D.J. Fluker at guard. Boykins, also spent 2019 on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury, while Swoopes saw more offensive snaps in 2019 than he had in the prior two years combined as injuries mounted in the tight end room.
In any case, best of luck to these four former Seahawks, wherever their future takes them.