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Thursday Round-Up: Recapping Day 2 of NFL free-agency
Good morning, 12th Man.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, March 13 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
The NFL's free-agent frenzy continued yesterday and saw former Seahawks free safety Chris Maragos, wide receiver Golden Tate, and offensive tackle Breno Giacomini all finding new homes - Maragos to the Philadelphia Eagles, Tate to the Detroit Lions, and Giacomini to the New York Jets.
The Seahawks did not officially add anyone on the second day of the new League year, but they did release veteran defensive end Chris Clemons to clear space under its salary cap. Clemons will reportedly join former Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant and former Seahawks defensive coordinator turned Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley in Jacksonville.
Wide receiver Golden Tate called into Sports Radio 950 KJR AM after his signing with the Lions to chat with Dave "Softy" Mahler. Their conversation is embedded for you below.
Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune talks with former Seahawk wideout Golden Tate on his decision to sign with the Lions, who called his departure "bittersweet."
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press details Golden Tate's decision to sign with the Detroit Lions.
Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times says Seahawks free agents are reaping the benefits of being Super Bowl champions. Jenks also has some quick thoughts on what wide receiver Golden Tate's loss means for the Seahawks.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes about the Seahawks' most-recent comings and goings, noting how teams around the League want to capture a piece of the Seahawks' championship magic.
Terry Blount of ESPN.com says while the last couple of days may be disheartening for Seahawks fans, you're better off trusting in the process laid out by general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll.
Russ Lande of SportsOnEarth.com identifies the most-pressing problem facing the Seahawks this upcoming season and proposes the best solution.
For a look around the rest of the League, Evan Silva at rotoworld.com lays out the top free agents still available by position.
Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com grades out all of the moves made on day two of free agency.
Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com recaps all of Wednesday's action on the free-agent market.
Adam Schein of NFL.com shares nine free-agent feelings after day two, saying he "loves" the Lions picking up former Seahawk Golden Tate.
Our resident reporter Clare Farnsworth has more on wide receiver Golden Tate's departure, recaps Wednesday's We Day Seattle announcement with coach Pete Carroll, and continues his NFL Draft preview series with a look at the standouts along the defensive line.
And free-agent fullback Michael Robinson appeared on NFL Network this morning to talk about his future in the League. The segment (included below) also features some of Robinson's acting debut on The Young and the Restless.