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Seattle Seahawks

Wyman & Bob: What Seahawks must do to make this offseason a success
The Seahawks have a big offseason ahead of them. Wyman and Bob break down how Seattle can walk into the 2021 season in good shape.

The Carlos Dunlap trade was a big win for the Seahawks, even if he doesn’t return | The Seattle Times
Carlos Dunlap's acquisition was one of Seahawks GM John Schneider's shrewder moves. It cost the team little to get him, his salary counted just $2 million toward the salary cap,...

Seahawks Don’t Use Franchise Tag In 2021
For the 10th time in 12 offseasons under Pete Carroll and John Schneider, the Seahawks elected to not use the franchise tag.

Top NFL free agents for 2021 - Ranking the best 100 players on the market this offseason (ESPN+ paywall)
There are five Seahawks on this list!

SAM Linebacker Is Seahawks’ Biggest NFL Draft, Free Agency Need - SeahawkMaven
Remember when the Seahawks shocked the nation and spent a first-round pick on linebacker Jordyn Brooks? In Pete Carroll's mind you can never have enough linebackers, especially when K.J. Wright might not return to Seattle. In true Goofy-meme style, John Schneider may just "do it again" and add another linebacker.

Around the NFC West

Rams don’t tag John Johnson, making him one of the top safeties in free agency - Turf Show Times
The LA Rams will not tag safety John Johnson, making him one of the top players at his position on the market.

Arizona Cardinals decide to not use franchise tag on Haason Reddick - Revenge of the Birds
The first domino has fallen in the Arizona Cardinals signing of J.J. Watt.

Report: 49ers unlikely to tender RFA Nick Mullens - Niners Nation
Mullens didn’t need Tommy John surgery, but he did have elbow surgery that will take six months to recover.

Around the NFL

Tennessee Titans releasing Malcolm Butler, agent says
The Titans are releasing Malcolm Butler, a source said, in a move that clears $10.2 million in salary cap space.

After season to forget, Minnesota Vikings release veteran kicker Dan Bailey

Sources - Former Chicago Bears lineman Kyle Long to unretire
Former Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long plans to return to the game after retiring in 2020, sources told ESPN.

Allen Robinson gets the franchise tag - ProFootballTalk

Trent Williams on possible return to 49ers: "Y'all barking up the right tree." - ProFootballTalk

Report: Buccaneers agree to terms with Lavonte David on two-year extension - ProFootballTalk

Mason Rudolph is quietly gaining contract leverage against the Steelers - Behind the Steel Curtain
Whether you like him or not, Mason Rudolph will receive a decent contract next offseason, from someone.