Welcome to free agency for the 2021 NFL Season!
Well okay, it’s not actually the start just yet. But the “legal tampering period” starts today (Monday, March 15th) and that’s as good as saying free agency is underway. The new league years kicks off at 1 PM PT on March 17th, at which point signings will be made official as will trades that were reported over the past few weeks.
The Seattle Seahawks have a lot of key starters and top reserves on both sides of the ball, most notably running backs Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde, linebacker K.J. Wright, and cornerback Shaquill Griffin. Poona Ford is also a restricted free agent as of this writing and has not been tendered yet. They have until Wednesday to tender any of their RFAs and ERFAs.
This is your hub for Seahawks free agency news. All of the key info needed is below:
Unsigned unrestricted Seahawks free agents
Offense: Chris Carson, Jacob Hollister, Luke Willson, Cedric Ogbuehi, Geno Smith, David Moore, Jordan Simmons, Linden Stephens, Kyle Fuller, Patrick Carr, Jayson Stanley
Defense: K.J. Wright, Bruce Irvin, Benson Mayowa, Quinton Dunbar, Neiko Thorpe, Damarious Randall, Damontre Moore, Jonathan Bullard, Lano Hill
Seahawks free agents who have re-signed with the team
Seahawks unrestricted free agents who have signed elsewhere
Unrestricted free agents who have signed with Seattle
Exclusive Rights Free Agents
Tendered: Ryan Neal, Bryan Mone
Ethan Pocic re-signs with Seahawks
The #Seahawks are signing back interior OL Ethan Pocic, source said, giving him a 1-year, $3M deal. Their starting center is back.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 18, 2021
David Moore signs with Panthers
The Panthers have agreed to terms with former Seahawks WR David Moore, per league source. Second former Seahawk to come to Carolina under Scott Fitterer (TE Stephen Sullivan the other).— Alaina Getzenberg (@agetzenberg) March 18, 2021
Seahawks sign Gerald Everett
Seahawks trade for Gabe Jackson
And another offensive line trade for Las Vegas: Raiders are trading Gabe Jackson to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2021 draft pick, per @JFowlerESPN and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2021
Seahawks add CB Ahkello Witherspoon
Poona Ford gets two-year deal to stay in Seattle
The #Seahawks are re-signing NT Poona Ford to a two-year deal that can be worth close to $14 million with incentives, per source. Ford gets over $4.4M in 2021 — more than the second-round tender — with a chance for bigger money in 2022 and free agency in 2023, when he'll be 27.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 17, 2021
Shaquill Griffin is joining the Jaguars
Shaquill Griffin is headed to the Jaguars, per source. Hearing it'll be on a 3-year deal worth up 44.5 million, 29M guaranteed. Seahawks losing their top cornerback.— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) March 16, 2021
Shaquem Griffin is not expected to receive a restricted free agent tender from the Seahawks, which would make him an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday.
The Seahawks and CB Shaquill Griffin were far apart on money before the negotiating window opened. I'm told Seattle made a strong push at the end and got very close. I'm also told they aren't tendering Shaquill's twin brother Shaquem Griffin as an RFA, so he'll be unrestricted.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) March 16, 2021
Phillip Dorsett signs with Jaguars
WR Phillip Dorsett is signing with the Jaguars, per source. Urban Meyer wants speed and gets it.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 15, 2021
Carlos Hyde signs with Jaguars
Former Seahawks' RB Carlos Hyde reached agreement with the Jaguars on a two-year, $6 million deal, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2021