Under the new CBA approved by the players in March, the period during which free agents count towards comp pick calculations ends on the Monday after the draft at 4:00 PM New York Time. With the draft having concluded on Saturday, that means that the period in which players no longer count towards those comp picks calculations started at 4:01 PM New York Time Monday.
Combining that idea with the fact that the Seattle Seahawks created a notable amount of cap space with the release of Justin Britt and D.J. Fluker, it would seem likely that the team could make a move to add a bigger name player in the coming days. In the days after the deadline last offseason the team added both Al Woods and Ziggy Ansah to the defensive line, and that remains a position group that could still see some additions, even after the draft.
So, without wasting too much time, here are a handful of names from other teams that fans could see the team linked to in the coming days now that signing them would not impact the comp picks the team isn’t going to get in any case:
- Defensive tackle Mike Daniels
- Safety Eric Reid
- Defensive tackle Damon Harrison
- Defensive end Everson Griffen
- Cornerback Prince Amukamara
- Running back Devonta Freeman
- Running back Lamar Miller
- Running back Isaiah Crowell
- Running back Calos Hyde
- Linebacker Markus Golden
- Linebacker Clay Matthews
- Defensive end Vinny Curry
- Guard Ron Leary
There are, of course, dozens of other players who remain free agents that could be attractive, and this is little more than a short list of the handful of names still out there. The unsigned players at this point include several former Seahawks, including Malcolm Smith, Paul Richardson, Jermaine Kearse, Dion Jordan, Troymaine Pope, Spencer Ware, Damontre Moore, J’Marcus Webb, Maurice Alexander, Clinton McDonald, Tramaine Brock, Bradley Sowell and certainly others that I’ve missed.
In any case, don’t get too distracted because it seems like the team is gearing up to make a move at some point in the coming days with the recently created cap space.