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The All-Seahawks remaining free agents

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The Seattle Seahawks have filled out their 90 man roster, just as most teams across the NFL have done. With the contracts of the undrafted free agents the team has formally signed officially done, it will not be a surprise to see announcements for the 2020 draftees in the coming months. Under Pete Carroll and John Schneider the team is seemingly never done with its work to improve the roster, so it will not be a surprise if the team looks to make moves at various spots in the coming months with remaining free agents.

Last week, Field Yates of ESPN tweeted out the all free agent offense and defense teams that remain unsigned across the NFL.

There are multiple Seahawks on those teams, including Jadeveon Clowney on defense and both Seattle 2014 second round picks Justin Britt and Paul Richardson on the offensive side of the ball. Somehow, 2013 first round picks Eric Reid and Alec Ogletree remain unsigned and have never been on the Seahawks roster, so I’m wondering if John Schneider’s free agent screener that filters for 2013 first round picks has somehow broken down. That would seem to be the only reasonable explanation for why those two have failed to make it onto the Seahawks roster since entering the league.

In any case, taking the idea of the best available free agents and applying it to former Seahawks, here’s an entire squad of currently available free agents who were lucky enough to have been on the Seattle roster at some point during their NFL career.

QB Geno Smith

RB Spencer Ware

TE Ed Dickson

WR Paul Richardson

WR Jermaine Kearse

WR Malik Turner

LT Bradley Sowell

LG T.J. Lang

C Justin Britt

RG J’Marcus Webb

RT Garry Gilliam

DE Jadeveon Clowney

DT Brandon Mebane

DT Michael Bennett

DE Ziggy Ansah

LB Mychal Kendricks

LB Malcolm Smith

CB Jamar Taylor

CB Akeem King

CB Tramaine Brock

S DeShawn Shead

S Maurice Alexander

K Blair Walsh

While the defensive linemen in that group are certain to turn some heads for the quality of play that could be added, the offensive line is likely to turn heads for exactly the opposite reason. T.J. Lang, obviously, never actually played for the Seahawks, so for the purists who don’t get the joke, no offense will be taken if Marcus Martin or Kristjan Sokoli are inserted at center in order to bump Britt over to left guard.

It would have been possible to put together a full 4-3 defensive alignment dropping Taylor and putting in any of a number of linebackers, including D.J. Alexander or Steve Longa. However, the pain factor that could be inflicted by choosing to go nickel and keep Taylor on the field was simply too great to pass up. At long snapper both Clint Gresham and Nolan Frese remain unsigned, and at just 27 years of age Frese could be an attractive option.

Lastly, punter was an issue simply because of the fact that Jon Ryan and Michael Dickson have held on to that position for so long. To find a punter for the Seahawks besides Ryan or Dickson requires going all the way back to Ryan Plackemeier in the 2007 season. Plackemeier remains just 36 years old, but since he’s been out of the NFL since 2009, there’s no telling whether he would still be able to get into game shape.

In any case, feel free to propose any alternatives at any of the positions who may have been overlooked.